HANDS ON: Fujitsu waterproof quad-core phones

Fujitsu showed off its new Android smartphones hot from Japan, which are heading to the UK later this year. It realises the market is tough but has some interesting design ideas that might propel it into mobile lovers' hearts.

 

Quad-core goodness

 

First up is the quad-core model, boasting a hardy processor that handled games such as Riptide with ease (check out our video proof). A 13.1-megapixel camera means you can capture sharp and vivid snaps on the go too. At the moment it's called a string of letters and numbers, but Fujitsu has promised to rectify this with some super-sexy monickers for the UK launch.

 

Fujitsu Quad Core phone

 

Fujitsu is one of the few manufacturers who care about call quality, and this phone's dual-mic setup means ambient noise and other call disturbances can be filtered out. The phone can even output voices at an appropriate frequency based on your age, so older users don't miss a thing.

 

Built-in fingerprint scanners are another cool Fujitsu feature, allowing you to unlock your phone and apps securely.

 

Clumsy users can rest assured that the Fujitsu quad-core phone will survive a trip into a toilet too, thanks to tight construction and covered ports. 

Fujitsu Quad Core phone

 

In fact, the whole range Fujitsu showed off was waterproof, ably demonstrated by the massive aquarium at the entrance to the stand. We saw all of the phones and the tablet taking a bath yet still working perfectly - check out our video.

Fujitsu waterproof tablet and phones

 

Straight as an Arrow (tab)

 

That right there is the Fujitsu Arrows Tab (as it's currently known), taking a rather risky bath. As you can see it survived just fine, to the relief of those demonstrating it.

 

Fujitsu tab

 

That tablet is a 10.1-incher, currently known only as the Arrows Tablet, and the responsive touchscreen reacted well even when Natasha's hand was soaking wet (don't ask). Web browsing in the shower or bath? Sure, why not? The display was also bright and colourful, and Google's Honeycomb Android 3.2 OS ran perfectly.

 

Fujitsu tab

 

You get 3G connectivity for browsing on the move (providing you pay out for a contract), as well as a 5MP camera for shooting random pics. Power is provided by a 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM, while 16GB of internal storage means you can carry plenty of movies and music wherever you roam.

 

Fujitsu tab

Fujitsu tab

 

Arrows ES: Size zero phone

 

Fujitsu also showed off a four-inch slim-and-light Android 2.3 smartphone called the Arrows ES, packing a 5.1-megapixel camera and a 1.4GHz CPU. The most impressive part is its slender design, measuring a measly 6.7mm thick. That's nearly identically thin as the Huawei Ascend P1 S. 

 

Fujitsu Ultra Slim

 

A 1.4GHz dual-core processor runs the show. This phone is also waterproof and is expected in the UK later this year.

 

Fujitsu Ultra Slim

 

Colourful Windows

 

We also checked out the Fujitsu Windows phones, which come in a range of bright colours.

 

Fujitsu Windows Phone

 

Natasha was particularly enamoured with this pink model, and stopped squealing just long enough for me to take a shot:

 

Fujitsu Windows Phone

 

Packing a 13.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, waterproof bodies and 32GB of built-in storage, these phones aren't just pretty. The single-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor runs the Windows OS perfectly.

 

Fujitsu Windows Phone

 

Thanks to the Fujitsu team for their valuable time, and we'll bring you more news and reviews as soon as the handsets are available!

 

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