Sharp Aquos SH-01D Coming to Japan With 720p 3D, 12.1-MP Camera

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While the US awaits Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus with bated breath, Japan continues to see the arrival of some very intriguing hardware that rarely gets a chance to make it to the West. The latest to be announced is Sharp’s Aquos SH-01D, going up for sale with NTT DoCoMo on December 2.

The Gingerbread Android falls a little short of superphone status with only a 1GHz dual-core processor, but there’s plenty of other high-end hardware to make up for that. The screen is not only autosteroscopic, but has a full 720p resolution and measures in at 4.5 inches. There’s also a pretty hefty-sounding 12.1-megapixel rear camera with optical stabilization (a superior choice to trying to do it all in software), as well as the waterproofing that’s so common to find on Japanese phones.

While the SH-01D is considered a world phone, and you could probably find usable service in most locales, it does appear to be lacking 3G support on 1900MHz, limiting its usefulness a bit. The phone will be available in three color options; no word yet on price.

Source: NTT DoCoMo (Google translate)

Via: Slashgear

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