Only in Japan: NTT DoCoMo SH-01D unveiled with a 4.5-inch 720p display and a pack of features
Japan is the land of weird avant-grade phones and often designs, and this here NTT DoCoMo SH-01D furthers that notion with its neat rectangular design and 720p 4.5” display. All of that beauty however is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Android 4.0 being only a future possibility. The SH-01D is stuffed with the usual for Japan and very unusual stateside pack of features including a waterproof body for better protection, a 12.1-megapixel camera with optical stabilization and an integrated TV tuner.
Interestingly, the Sharp-made device has the company’s AQUOS screen which improves the image quality on the screen. The display also supports 3D viewing glasses free. It’s using a parallax barrier to create the 3D effect - a feature we’ve already seen stateside on handsets like the HTC EVO 3D and the LG Thrill 4G. Under the hood, a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor supports the whole experience.
The NTT DoCoMo SH-01D got announced today, but will actually arrive on Japanese shelves on December 2nd. Stateside availability? It doesn’t seem likely at all, but we can still marvel at its feature pack, can’t we?