NTT DOCOMO introduces first 360-degree 8K 3D VR system for live video streaming and viewing at 60fps

DOCOMO 360-degree 8K 3D VR

NTT DOCOMO has announced that it has developed the world’s first 8K 3D virtual reality (VR) system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G mobile communications. Viewers will be able to use head-mounted displays to experience music and sporting events in highly realistic 3D VR. Continue reading “NTT DOCOMO introduces first 360-degree 8K 3D VR system for live video streaming and viewing at 60fps”

Paytm teams up with SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch ‘PayPay’ QR-based Settlement Service


Paytm has announced that “PayPay” corporation, a joint venture between SoftBank Corp, Yahoo Japan Corporation, and Paytm has launched PayPay, a smartphone-based settlement service in Japan. PayPay is a feature-rich smartphone-based settlement service that allows users to store money from a bank account in their wallet and make payments with it. Continue reading “Paytm teams up with SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch ‘PayPay’ QR-based Settlement Service”

NTT Docomo launches 15-day free Japan Welcome SIM for foreign tourists

NTT Docomo Japan Welcome SIM

NTT Docomo has introduced new Japan Welcome SIM for those tourists that will be available from July 1st, 2017. The free SIM can be applied via a dedicated website prior leaving from your country and you can retrieve the SIM card from Narita, Haneda or Kansai International airport upon arrival in Japan. As a limited period offer till September 30, 2017, you get high-speed traffic of 100MB, after that you can use it in Plan Zero with a speed of 128kbps with video ads and surveys. This has 15 days validity. Continue reading “NTT Docomo launches 15-day free Japan Welcome SIM for foreign tourists”

KYOCERA rafre washable smartphone is resistant to foaming body soap and hot water

KYOCERA rafre

KYOCERA in partnership with Japanese operator KDDI has introduced rafre, which is its second generation of its washable smartphone. The successor of DIGNO rafre that was introduced back in 2015 as the world’s first hand-soap-washable smartphone has resistance against foaming body soap in addition to foaming hand soap. Like its predecessor, the new rafre features resistance to hot water and a touchscreen that be can be used even when the user’s hands are wet or when wearing gloves. It is also It is designed to meet MIL-STD-810G military specifications. Continue reading “KYOCERA rafre washable smartphone is resistant to foaming body soap and hot water”

KYOCERA DIGNO rafre is the world’s first washable smartphone

KYOCERA DIGNO rafre

KDDI has introduced KYOCERA DIGNO rafre, which becomes the first smartphone in the world that can be washed by hand soap. You can even use hot water up to 43-degrees to wash the smartphone and it is waterproof with IPX5/8 ratings. It is resistant to impact such a fall from pocket or bag and has Dragontrail X glass that can protect the display from scratches. Continue reading “KYOCERA DIGNO rafre is the world’s first washable smartphone”

NTT Docomo to launch 225 Mbps LTE-Advanced service in March

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NTT Docomo has announced that it will launch its LTE-Advanced service in Japan next month that would offer download speed of up to 225Mbps and upload speed of up to 50Mbps. It uses carrier aggregation technology that would allow the operator achieve its ultra-high speed download speed, which will be further accelerated to a maximum 300Mbps towards the end of the next fiscal year ending in March 2016. Continue reading “NTT Docomo to launch 225 Mbps LTE-Advanced service in March”

Kyocera INFORBAR A03 with 4.5-inch 1080p display, aluminum body announced

Kyocera INFORBAR A03

Japanese carrier au by KDDI has partnered with Kyocera and product designer Naoto Fukasawa to announce INFORBAR A03, the latest designer smartphone in the INFORBAR sreies. The smartphone has a 4.5-inch 1080p IGZO display and comes with anodized aluminum body. It is powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Kyocera INFORBAR A03 with 4.5-inch 1080p display, aluminum body announced”

LG Fx0 Firefox OS smartphone with transparent body announced

LG Fx0

LG has announced LG Fx0, the company’s first Firefox OS smartphone in partnership with Mozilla and operator KDDI in Japan. The main highlight of the smartphone is its transparent body. It has a 4.7-inch HD display, is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, comes with a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “LG Fx0 Firefox OS smartphone with transparent body announced”

LG isai VL with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 3GB RAM and VoLTE announced

LG isai VL

LG introduced the Isai FL (LGL24) for Japanese operator KDDI back in May. Today the company has refreshed the smartphone and introduced a new variant called isai VL (LGV31) with 3GB RAM and Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) support. Other specifications are similar to the Isai FL, including a 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD IPS display, 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330, Android 4.4 (KitKat), 13.2-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 4K video recording and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “LG isai VL with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 3GB RAM and VoLTE announced”

Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display coming to NTT Docomo in Japan on June 10th

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Almost two months after launching the TD-LTE variants of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in China, Apple has announced that it would launch these iPads on Japan’s NTT Docomo network on June 10th. These iPads would use ultra-fast Xi LTE service and also lets you choose new billing plans with data sharing among family members and corporate users. Apple introduced the iPhone 5s and 5c for NTT DOCOMO by the end of 2013. Continue reading “Apple iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display coming to NTT Docomo in Japan on June 10th”

Sony Xperia ZL2 with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 announced

Sony Xperia ZL2

Sony has announced Xperia ZL2 (SOL25), the successor of last year’s Xperia ZL for Japanese operator KDDI in their Summer line-up. It has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display powered by X-Reality, powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). Continue reading “Sony Xperia ZL2 with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 announced”

LG isai FL with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 801 announced

LG isai FL

LG Isai FL (LGL24) for Japanese operator KDDI that leaked last month is now official. It has a 5.5-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD IPS display, powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with LG’s own skin on top. It has a 13.2-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, 4K video recording and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “LG isai FL with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 801 announced”

Samsung Galaxy J with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM announced

Samsung Galaxy J

Samsung has announced the Galaxy J (SC-02F), a variant of the Galaxy S4 is Japan for NTT Docomo in their Winter 2013 range as rumored earlier. It has a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It packs a 13.2MP rear camera with LED Flash, Zero Shutter Lag, BSI and Full HD video recording and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. It packs 3GB of RAM, 2600 mAh battery and is 8.6mm thick. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy J with 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM announced”

Sony Xperia Z1 f with 4.3-inch HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7MP Camera announced

Sony Xperia Z1 f

Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z1 f (SO-02F), a variant of the Xperia Z1 in Japan for NTT Docomo in their Winter 2013 range as rumored earlier. It has a 4.3-inch (1280 x 720pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine, powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony G lens with a 27mm wide angle f/2.0 aperture custom 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS image sensor, BIONZ image processing engine, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel HD front-facing camera, similar to the Xperia Z1. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z1 f with 4.3-inch HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7MP Camera announced”

NEC Medias W Dual Screen Android Phone Unboxing

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You might have seen us getting intrigued by the NEC Medias W Android Phone at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but we have finally got it with us, in our hands, the wacky yet innovative dual screened Android Phone. The two 4.3″ qHD screens are definitely the unique selling point of the Medias W. It presents really interesting opportunities and even future-looking ideas for a better implementation. Not to say this is bad, but it is really intriguing for a v1.0. We had gotten hold of a retail unit of this unlocked phone that sells only in Japan with a carrier tie-up(NTT Docomo) for 100 Mbps LTE.The device has the model number N-05E.The box contents are bare, but take a look at the device in action in the video below –

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