Popular Japanese mobile phone operator has just released a press release detailing their spring 2013 lineup that includes 11 smartphone models, two tablets and a mobile Wi-Fi router. The company will begin launching the devices in sequence starting this January 25. Aside from these devices the company also announced their “docomo Smart Home” initiative that lets people easily share music and video content between smartphones and various electronic devices.
Some of the features common among the smartphones are a large display ranging from 4.5 to 5 inches as well as the use of a quad core processor. On the tablet side the company has announced the “dtab” which takes advantage of the Smart Home feature.
- Android™ 4.1, dedicated to usage with Wi-Fi
- Optimized to enjoy videos, animation, shopping and other rich content from dmarket simply by entering one’s DOCOMO ID and password with no additional subscription requirement.
- Accommodates web browsing, and features home screen specially designed to enjoy dmarket portal.
- Direct access to all dmarket services and daily updates of recommended contents.
- Compatible with many “docomo cloud” services, such as the Shabette-Concier voice-based personal agent and Photo Collection photo sharing
- To be launched late March
The first device to launch will be the AQUOS PHONE EX SH-04E from Sharp which is slated for release this January 25. This smartphone model sports a 4.5 inch display with 720 x 1,280 resolution and a 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor.
The other models that comprises the spring lineup are
- MEDIAS X of NEC CASIO Mobile
- ELUGA X of Panasonic
- Xperia Z of Sony
- ARROWS X of Fujitsu
- Ascend D2 of Huawei
- Optimus G Pro of LG
- MEDIAS W of NEC CASIO Mobile
- Xperia Tablet Z of sony
- Smartphone for Juniors of Sharp
- Mobile Wi-Fi router of Huawei
- SmartTV dstick of Neos Corporation
The common features of the spring lineup are
- Full-HD support
- Compatible with DOCOMO’s Xi™ (“crossy”) LTE service for max. downlink of 112.5 Mbps
- quad-core CPUs
- Android 4.1.
- Large-capacity batteries (2,000mAh or more)
One notable model is NEC’s Medias W which was revealed as a prototype in last year’s Mobile World Congress. This smartphone uses two displays which oppose each other when the phone is closed. When you open it like a laptop the screens work in tandem which results in a split viewing surface and a combined resolution of 1080×960 pixels. Installed apps may work by occupying both screens or work independently on one of the screens.