Fujitsu Joins the Massive-Screened Phone Tegra 3 Party

By Sam Gibbs on at

Just like Panasonic, Fujitsu’s launching a range of smartphones into Europe and will be showing off its wares at MWC. Now we know a little about one of its new “ultra-high-spec” smartphones -- it’s another beast with a screen over four-inches.

We don’t know what it’s called yet, but we know it’ll be powered by Nvidia’s 4-PLUS-1 quad-core Tegra 3; has a 4.6-inch screen; and comes packing a 13.1-megapixel camera; NFC, and a fingerprint reader. It’ll also be water and dustproof, which seems to be a trend for Japanese smartphones; has a “long” battery life, and comes packing Ice Cream Sandwich from the off.

Fujitsu also told us that we’re looking at a Q4 launch for its line of phones, so although they'll be unveiled at MWC, there's likely to be a decent wait for them to actually hit our shelves. It also said that it understands the importance of fast Android updates and that although it’s applying a skin to ICS, it’ll be incredibly light. You’ll apparently be able to switch it off entirely if you genuinely hate it, and it’ll mainly focus on tweaks to make use of the hardware.

Fujitsu’s apparently leveraging its work with robotics and medical devices with these phones, so it’ll be interesting to see how they all turn out. I like the idea of a fingerprint reader in my phone instead of having to mash in a passcode, and if it’s waterproof that can only be a good thing. Roll on MWC.