Many Japanese and Chinese handset manufacturers decided to enter the European smartphone market this year. Some have already been present on this market, but wish to improve their offering, while others took a longer break and plan to re-enter the European market.
After Panasonic and Huawei tipped, hinted and unveiled some of the devices with which they plan to conquer Europe, another big Japanese company, Fujitsu, announced one of its top-tier Android-based smartphone that will hopefully make it to the European market.
The folks over at UnwiredView
have been told that Fujitsu
will enter the European market with a completely waterproof and dustproof device that will run Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Moreover, the superphone, which has yet to be named, will be equipped with a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor (max. 1.5 GHz + companion core). In addition, the device will boast an impressive 4.6-inch capacitive touchscreen and a stunning 13.1-megapixel rear camera with full HD video recording.
It will also pack fingerprint sensor, and, as we already mentioned earlier, it will be water-resistant and dust-resistant (IP57 certified
). There’s no telling when exactly the smartphone is launched on the market, but it’s good that more and more handset makers are entering the European market. It makes the competition fiercer, which is good for customers.
The bad news is that Fujitsu will only bring some sample units at this year’s Mobile World Congress trade fair. This means that the smartphone is still a work in progress, so we could see this one pushed to Q3 2012.
All in all, it will be interesting to see what other goodies Fujitsu has in store for Europeans, as the company announced more than a few handsets to be aimed at this particular segment of the market. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.