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MWC 2013 Hands on pictures: Fujitsu F-04E smartphone, the kitchen sink and everything…

If most of us had to come up with an ideal smartphone, the Fujitsu Arrows V F-04E would almost certainly embody most of it although perhaps not with the same form factor. That smartphone was displayed at MWC 2013 and was unveiled back in November 2012.

It comes with a similar configuration as most smartphones from last year, which leaves us to believe that there will definitely be a major update in the first half of the year, to bring it up to the level of the current crop of super smartphones.

So you get a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, a 4.7in 1,280 x 720 pixels display, Android 4.0, 2GB of RAM, 64GB onboard storage plus a microSD card slot (which means you could have up to 128GB of storage), a 2,420mAh battery, a 13.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor, an advanced “human centric engine” that customizes the phone based on the user, a smart fingerprint sensor, NFC plus IPX5/8 water resistance and IP5X dust resistance.

Now the next update will probably bring in an enhanced quad-core SoC (think Nvidia Tegra 4), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a full HD display. The rest of the spec, it has to be said, is on par or head of the current top-of-the-range competition.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.