Au Info Bar – made by HTC but for KDDI in Japan

KDDI’s au Infobar is co-developed by HTC. It features a Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 , 1GB of RAM, 4.7-inch 720p display, 16GB of storage, microSD slot, 2,100mAh battery, LTE radio (800/1500) and Android 4.1. The phone also supports both CDMA2000 800/2100 and WCDMA 850/1900/2100, making it a global phone. It has a 8-megapixel main imager (with F2.0 lens) and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera that take advantage of HTC’s ImageSense chip for speedy burst shots. Likewise, you’ll find Beats Audio built into the system. As per typical Japanese mobile phone, the usual NFC (with Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet), 1seg TV tuner and infrared are also packed inside the 9.7mm-thick, 147g-heavy waterproof (IPX5 and IPX7) and dustproof (IP5X) body.

But look at the home screen design and the above spec. Why can’t HTC have already released something like this? Dust proof and waterproof too, like the new Sony Xperia Z.

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