Monsters from Asia: the Fujitsu Arrows NX F-04G and the world's first iris scanner


While it's no secret that we're fans of Japanese Sharp's work when it comes to smartphones, another local vendor is also well worth our attention: Fujitsu. Indeed, its new Arrows NX F-04G is not only a decidedly flagship-level device, but also the first to hit the market with an embedded iris scanner. 

We were pretty impressed by a working prototype of the sensor back at MWC 2015 that we tested, and we can safely say that in terms of ease of use, it blows fingerprint scanners out of the water. In most cases, the sensor recognized it's us so fast that we barely had time to note that there's an actual process taking place. In the case of the F-04G, the sensor is mounted where you'd expect the selfie camera to sit: at the top bezel, which is the only part of the phone made out of aluminum.

As mentioned the NX F-04G is not a one trick pony, and Fujitsu has made sure that the rest of the specs sheet is up to snuff. It begins by highlighting a 5.2-inch, Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, good for the whopping 565 pixels per inch for an ultra-crisp image. We then move onto an octa-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 graphics, along with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage that you can expand upon with the use of a microSD card, and a hearty, 3,120 mAh battery. In terms of imaging, we're looking at a 20.7-megapaixel Sony Exmor sensor at the rear, along with a 2.4-megapixel selfie snapper up front. 

We're not finished with the Android Lollipop-toting new Arrows series flagship, however. Like any self-respecting Japanese handset, the NX F-04G is IP68-certified, meaning you can safely peruse whilst taking a bath. The device also flaunts LTE Advanced connectivity, quick charging, Bluetooth 4.1, 5GHz Wi-Fi, and support for MHL. For all of this, Fujitsu is asking for the equivalent of $750 full retail, so long as you're a local subscribed to DoCoMo.

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24 Comments

1. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

No thnks. Were not ready yet for this,

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

But are you ready for Force Touch? :p

5. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Man ya serious?

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yes I am.

8. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 664; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Stupid Samsung fanboy. Can't you be just quiet and enjoy your device?

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Sauce is back with his random names. Malware will always come back.

11. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 664; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

If you speak to me, I don't know what you are talking about. Check my comments on this site and you will see that they are usually quite balanced.

27. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

After getting banned 5+ times no wonder. I already know you are Sauce5 like I always did so you trying to hide it is beyond funny. If you keep it this way maybe you wont get banned but you should cause of making another account after ban. #exposed

20. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Get lost, you pathetic Samsung hater. What does this have to do with Samsung?

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I am. Speak for yourself.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

But are you ready for Force Touch? :p

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You're stupid

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1596; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Lolz so I am stupid if I ask "Are you ready for Force Touch"? You are such a dumba$$

22. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yes you are because you;re wasting your life on bashing Apple under every news, even if it's not Apple related in any way. Maybe it's intentional because you realized that your life is pointless, but nonetheless, I feel sorry for you man that this is your hobby

14. gaming64 unregistered

Man so anti-Apple.

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I think there's already an article for this phone....writen about a month ago (maybe more)....

12. swarai

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

In 2015 any phone that comes out with a selfie camera lower than 5mp the CEO should be dragged through the street by his pinky toe!

15. G9-Kokos

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

No every1 is interested in selfies you little s**t.. This latest trend needs to stop.

19. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

If you had a girlfriend or kids you would understand. Otherwise, try it. You can have a lot of fun and emotions on pictures with selfies. Instagram-selfies suck tho

13. Plutonium239

Posts: 1178; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I would buy this phone if I could flash Windows 10 mobile onto it. The specs are very nice and similar to the upcoming Lumia 940/950. It would be nice to see a comparison article between the two after the 940/950 is announced and specs are released officially.

16. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Lol sheep always criticizing the technologies that they do not live a pathetic life.

18. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I came here for the thumbnail

21. Honebuto

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2015

NOPE. Editors was very excited to spreading "news" too quickly. . . Docomo's ARROWS NX F-04G was "MOMENTANEOUS STOPPED to sales by malfunctions/overheating/suddenly shut downing/cameras freezes. I can,post link,so searching by ARROWS NX F-04G in Docomo's site everyone can read in blood red font: "一時販売停止" Whatever is happening all the guilt is due Snapdragon 810 + Adreno 430 very very poor CPU trolling features. lol

28. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

This is basically the new Lumia fireside

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