HTC-made au Infobar A02 launches in Japan, wraps distinctive Android UI in trippy physique
KDDI’s funky au Infobar is again! As soon as once more designed by the famed Naoto Fukasawa, this A02 — co-developed by HTC — brings the collection updated with Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 (however with simply 1GB of RAM), four.7-inch 720p show, 16GB of storage, microSD slot, 2,100mAh battery, LTE radio (800/1500) and Android four.1. Higher but, this telephone additionally helps each CDMA2000 800/2100 and WCDMA 850/1900/2100, making it a terrific international telephone. Judging by one of many demo clips after the break, it appears that evidently this Infobar’s eight-megapixel foremost imager (with F2.zero lens) and a couple of.1-megapixel entrance-dealing with digital camera reap the benefits of HTC’s ImageSense chip for quick burst photographs. Likewise, you will discover Beats Audio constructed into the system. As per typical Japanese cell phone, the standard NFC (with Osaifu-Keitai cellular pockets), 1seg TV tuner and infrared are additionally packed contained in the 9.7mm-thick, 147g-heavy waterproof (IPX5 and IPX7) and dustproof (IP5X) physique.
We’re already followers of the long-lasting nishikigoi (which means “brocaded carp”) colour scheme as pictured above, however what actually caught our consideration this time are the fluid animations and uniqueness of the “iida UI” 2.zero (iida stands for “innovation,” “creativeness,” “design” and “artwork”) by interactive designer Yugo Nakamura. As you will see within the video clips after the break, the house display right here shares some similarities with Home windows Telephone eight’s counterpart — in the best way gadgets snap to grid and resize, regardless that the previous is enhanced by loads of bouncy animation, extra colours and humorous sounds (designed by Japanese musician Cornelius). Anticipate this A02 — which can also be obtainable in blue or grey — to hit the Japanese market in mid-February.