Japanese number-one operator NTT Docomo announced its “2013 summer lineup”, which includes nine smartphones, one tablet, and an “easy to use” smartphone targeting older users.
Among the capabilities highlighted by the company was battery life: all devices have batteries rated at 2000mAh or more, delivering more than 45 hours of normal browsing, app use and talk time.
Android is the platform of choice across the board, with ten powered by Android 4.2, and one by Android 4.1. All smartphones and the tablet also include quad-core processors, with 4G (LTE) support across-the-board.
Smartphones in the update come from Sony Mobile, Samsung (a version of its Galaxy S4), Sharp, Fujitsu, LG, NEC Casio and Panasonic (pictured).
Four offer “touch-free” operation of apps, by hovering a finger over the screen, and all offer compatibility with the NOTTV multimedia broadcast service, including recording.
The tablet is from Sharp, while the user-friendly device, Raku-Raku Smart Phone2, is a Fujitsu-made successor to the earlier Raku-Raku Smart Phone (and which has subsequently seen an international release).