The newest model of the Infobar smartphone was unveiled this Thursday in Japan and is expected to hit the Japanese market by the middle of February. This line of smartphone is designed by famous product designer Naoto Fukasawa and is best known for its unique design. This time around, HTC has lent a helping hand in making the Infobar A02.
Infobar A02 Technical Specifications
- 4.7-inch 720p display
- Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064
- 1GB of RAM
- 2100mAh battery
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card slot
- Android 4.1
- LTE, CDMA, and WCDMA radios
- 8MP rear-facing camera; 2.1MP front-facing camera
- Dustproof Waterproof (IPX5/IPX7) (IP5X)
This HTC made device has a minimalistic approach which makes it appealing to consumers. It uses Android 4. 1 with the iida UI on top similar to that used on the AO1. This interface uses a vertical scrolling home screen which may have been the inspiration for Windows Phone 8.
The Infobar A02 uses the second version of the iida UI which doesn’t stray far away from the original version but instead offers some animations and sounds by Japanese artist Cornelius.
On the hardware front this model is no pushover. It has a beautiful 4.7 inch screen capable of HD display and sports a quad core processor. Photos will definitely turn out great with the 8 megapixel camera that comes with the device. Aside from these, other standard Japanese features are included such as infrared data transfer, mobile wallet and 1seg TV tuner just to name a few.
Perhaps the main selling point of this new device is the Naoto Fukasawa name attached to it. This popular Japanese designer is responsible for coming up with the design of this product. You will immediately see the extra detail given to this device the first time you look at it. Its aluminum body gently curves at the side to meld with the screen’s glass.
KDDI is the Japanese carrier that will be releasing the Infobar A02 next month.