Fujitsu Arrows A outed with three days battery claim, 10-minute charge and fingerprint unlock

Fujitsu Arrows A outed with three days battery claim, 10-minute charge and fingerprint unlock
Say what you will about the world catching up to Japan in terms of cell phone wizardry, but the seasonal carrier portfolios there always manage to surprise. We were waiting with bated breath for the Softbank holiday lineup, and it didn't disappoint, with the most notable addition being the Fujitsu Arrows A 301F, due in December.

The Android handset sports top-shelf specs like a 5" Full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor and a 13 MP rear camera. The kicker is that Fujitsu claims it will last you three days on a charge, while the thin device only sports a 2600 mAh battery. We don't know whether the claim is due to an eventual frugal IGZO display panel, or power draw optimizations that Fujitsu calls "human-centric engine", but the company also says that the juicer can be topped up for a full day of use in just 10 minutes.

We'd assume this is done via a high-power AC adapter, and indeed Fujitsu lists "dedicated" power brick and dock that come with the handset, just like Sony's claims for half an hour phone charging are only valid with a special adapter. Still, being able to plug the phone, drink your coffee and walk away with a whole day worth of charge, is a noble idea worth exploring by other phone makers, too.

The list doesn't stop here, though, as the camera sports optical image stabilization and the back of the phone houses a fingerprint sensor, just like with the HTC One Max phablet, though the one here oddly reminds us of the round Touch ID scanner of Apple in the new iPhone 5s. Sounds like a pretty complete package, too bad it's unlikely to see the light of day outside of Japan.

source: Softbank via Engadget

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20 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

ohhh... Japan... WHY? always keeping the good stuff for you.

2. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

An Android device with a X-Trans camera Sensor ? One thing is that those popular camera makers (Nikon, Canon, Futjisu and normally Sony but Sony f*cks up to much) will have a good chance versus Samsung and iPhone if they manage to bring their DSLR image quality to mobile phones !

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Goodbye whole Galaxy line-up. Only if this one is International

10. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Why only mentioning "goodbye galaxy", is Samsung a nightmare to other phone makers? Make it international, I bet u, is no match to samsung.

12. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Why only mentioning "goodbye whole galaxy line-up", is Samsung a nightmare to other phone makers? Make it international, I bet u, is no match to samsung.

16. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

lol dont know much about this stuff do ya? Its going to cost about 900 bucks USD since it wont be international they rarely are since japan has its own needs and capabilities its devices most countries dont need

4. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Oh wow 10 minute charge? Probably makes for prettier fireworks when it explodes.

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

this is innovation :)

6. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

surely a 10 minute super charge is really hard wearing on the battery? I bet this handset would die from over charging in 6 months or so

7. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Shades of Galaxy S3 in that design...

15. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I agree. plastic, rounded corners, and a screen in the front... but then again no physical home button on the bottom, power and volume buttons together on the same side. Also looks like no flash but a speaker and a microphone side s by side on the back.

8. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I have a faster way of charging a phone... Its for phones with removable batteries though, it takes like 10 secs: swap the drained one for a fully charged one! Call me Einstein

17. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

So Einstein how long would it take to charge the one you swap out?

20. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Doesn't matter, really. You use a multicharger to juice up your sphare battery... While you have fun with your phone.

9. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

Nice one!

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Wow! But if anyone charges it more than 10 mins then it should be explode proof.

13. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1207; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

3 days of battery life with 2600mAh battery on phone with snapdragon800 and 5" FHD display??? May be 3 days of standby time...

14. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I love the pink color how wish they will be release in different country.

18. Daboss

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

This phone may be the beginning of the answer to our prayers (the day battery tech will finally catch up with the others). We will probably see 3.0ghz octane cores next year,but all they do is increase the battery size. How about improving on the technology?

19. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Doesn't matter, really. You use a multicharger to juice up your sphare battery... While you have fun with your phone.

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