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KDDI Unveils New Winter Mobile Lineup for Japanese Market

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KDDI (TYO:9433) unveiled its winter mobile line up this afternoon in Tokyo, with a number of new Android devices stepping into the spotlight. All 10 devices (nine smartphones and a tablet) on display are compatible with the carrier’s 4G LTE service.

Here’s a quick rundown of the new line up, and a brief overview of their specs.

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HTC J Butterfly

The headliner of KDDI’s event was the HTC J Butterfly, running on Android 4.1 with a quad core processor. It boasts a 5-inch, 440ppi, super LDC 3 display, and with Beats Audio built in that makes it a pretty impressive mobile media device. The Butterfly will have 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage, and feature NFC, mobile wallet functions, and one-seg video. It will be available in Japan in December.

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Sony Xperia VL

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.3 inch HD TFT display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 120 grams
  • NFC, Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November
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Samsung Galaxy S III Progre

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of onboard storage
  • weight 141 grams
  • Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November

Sharp Aquos Phone Serie

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.7 inch HD S-CG Silicon display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 148 grams
  • NFC, Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November
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Fujitsu Arrows ef

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.3 inch HD TFT display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 139 grams
  • NFC, Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November
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LG Optimus G

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.7 inch HD IPS display
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 143 grams
  • NFC, Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November
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Kyocera Digno S

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.7 inch HD TFT display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 157 grams
  • NFC, Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November

Pantech Vega

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.3 inch HD TFT display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 134 grams
  • NFC, Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November

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Casio G’zOne Type L

  • Android 4.0
  • 4.0 inch WVGA IPS display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of ROM
  • weight: 181 grams
  • Mobile wallet, One seg
  • Coming in November
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Sharp Aquos Pad

  • Android 4.0
  • 7 inch WXGA IGZO display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of onboard storage
  • weight: 280 grams
  • NFC, One seg
  • Coming in December
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  1. I was initially confused by the PTL21 model number here. Many passers by thought it might be Panasonic, but this phone is actually from South Korean manufacturer Pantech.  ↩

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