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Fujitsu-Toshiba Arrows Z: Waterproof Android phone with a 13-megapixel camera hits Japan

If you were after a phone specifically to take sub-aqua snaps of Godzilla, the Fujitsu-Toshiba’s Arrows Z might be the phone for you.

Coming out in Japan in November, this beast of a phone has huge 13-megapixel camera that features Sony Ericsson’s Exmor R sensor, something which us Brits have seen in the likes of the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Ray and the forthcoming Xperia Arc S.

What’s more, the phone is waterproof as well, making it a distant mutant cousin of the Xperia Active and Motorola’s Defy+.

Other specs of the Arrows Z include Android 2.3.5, a big 4.3-inch LCD screen with a 720p (1280 x720) resolution, 8GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz dual-core chip (Texas Instruments’ OMAP 4430).

There’s HDMI out as well for showing of your huge pictures and 1080p videos on a big screen TV and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera too.

There also appears to be some kind of built-in photo streaming service that’s powered by Eye-Fi which automatically backs up your snaps. You’d probably need it; that 8GB of memory would get filled up by 13-megapixel snaps pretty darn quick.

Sadly it looks like this monster will only be available in Japan. We’d love some more of Fujitsu-Toshiba’s underwater creations to land on British shores in the future.

Source: KDDI via TechCrunch

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