Friday, September 30, 2011

Sharp Aquos Phone 104SH & Panasonic Lumix Phone 101p - Android Phones With Digital Camera


Softbank - the Japanese carrier has just announced its very first smartphone to be shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich - the Sharp Aquos Phone 104SH. It is expected to be released in Japan sometime in Spring 2012. No pricing or worldwide availability has been announced as of yet but what's interesting in this smartphone is that it carries a huge 12.1 megapixel rear shooter with 1080p recording capabilities! Other specs includes:

  • dual-core 1.5-GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 processor
  • 4.5-inch touchscreen (1280×720 resolution)
  • dust-proof and water-proof build
  • 12.1-megapixel primary camera (capable of 1080p video capture)
  • 2 GB storage
  • microSDHC expansion slot
  • compatibility with WCDMA and GSM networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 support
  • physical dimensions of 65 mm × 129 mm × 8.7 mm

I hope this phone makes it worldwide as the specs looks pretty solid. Now lets move on to the next contender, the Panasonic Lumix Phone:


Softbank has also announced that they will be releasing the Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P in mid-november this year and judging by the looks of the device, it sports a standard issue point-and-shoot camera so you'll be carrying one of these Digital Camera Android Phones in your pocket soon. There's also a pink colored one if you don't like the black one and the specs are pretty decent:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 4-inch qHD LCD screen with 960×540 resolution
  • 13.2 MP CMOS Lumix sensor with “Mobile Venus Engine”
  • water-proof body (IPX5/7)
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core CPU (1.0 GHz)
  • compatibility with SoftBank’s “Ultra Speed” high-speed data communication service (max. 21 Mbps)
  • microSDHC card slot
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • infrared connection
  • E-wallet function
  • digital TV tuner
  • WCDMA and GSM compatibility
  • physical dimensions: 64 mm × 123 mm × 9.8 mm
  • weight: 128 g

Again, this is for Japan only at the moment, but I guess if there's great demand and requests, who knows, it might make it worldwide? Having a digital camera phone would definitely be a plus for those who enjoy taking shots occasionally and don't really like the small tiny lens that phone manufacturers put on the normal smartphones. Would we be seeing something like a mini-DSLR camera phone in the future? You'll never know..

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