AU are releasing another flip Android, the Aquos K SHF32 - and a much higher-range phone than Docomo's offering, the SH-06G.
The Aquos K SHF32 has the flip-phone standard 3.4-inch display with a QHD (960 x 540 px) resolution resulting in a 328 ppi display density, and Pure-LED backlight for a more natural colour representation.
At last, the new Android-based garaho-keitais now feature a decent camera: the SHF32 comes with a 13.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The sensor's aperture value has not been announced but AU are advertising the NighCatch feature found in Sharp's smartphones (they now have NightCatch II). The camera also has real-time HDR shooting capabilities. It also has the Framing Advisor option that assists you in taking better pictures by suggesting various object alignment modes. The Translation Finder feature is also available.
The Aquos K relies on the same processor found in its predecessor, the SHF31: the Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926), which runs at 4 x 1.2 Ghz affords using the LTE network (800 MHz and 2 GHz) and offerс VoLTE call quality. Also supported are 3G and GSM networks (for roaming, AU's GLOBAL PASSPORT). The operating memory is 1 GB, and the phone storage space (ROM) is 8 GB, expandable by microSDHC cards to up to 32 GB.
LINE chat and calls app now comes pre-installed with all feature phones, as well as a full browser. Navigation is, like before, perfomed using the Touch Cruiser EX as the phone is not touch-screen. Wi-Fi tethering is also supported, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared, GPS, Mobile Wallet (Osaifu-Keitai), OneSeg.
The keypad is designed with half-raised keys for comfortable use. The Aquos K SHF32 is also equipped with speech recognition software that allows voice dialling.
The battery is 1,410 mAh; an energy-saving mode is also available. The SHF32 is waterproof (capless) according to IPX5/IPX7 standards.
The phone measures 113 (H) × 51 (W) × 16.9 (D) mm and weighs about 128 g. It is available in amber, clear white, and bordeaux colours.
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