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July 15, 2018.

Infobar XV phone

Infobar XV.

Infobar XV. © Buzzap!(バザップ!).

To celebrate the Infobar phone’s 15th birthday, Japanese company KDDI will be launching a third iteration of the handset in October, and it’s fair to say that third time pays for all. Of course, it’s still an Android phone with bare-bones capabilities (a “feature phone”), but its gorgeous design, by Naoto Fukasawa, makes it unique. Infobar XV will come in three colours: classic Nishikigoi (think koi carp, i.e. red and blue), Nasukon (blue) and Cherry Berry (red). It can launch preset applications, but doesn’t provide access to the Play Store. It measures 48mm x 138mm x 14mm, its weight hasn’t been specified, and it has a 3.1-inch 800 x 480 WVGA liquid cristal screen with about 8 million pixels. It also has a rear 8 MP camera, a 1,500 mAh battery, extendable microSDHC storage (up to 32 GB), LTE and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately for us, this phone will only be available in Japan. Its price is as yet unknown.

Three generations of Infobar.

Three generations of Infobar (2003, 2007, 2018). © Buzzap!(バザップ!).

Circuit Breaker, “The 15th-anniversary Infobar is a beautiful Japanese Android feature phone.”

Android Police, “The INFOBAR xv is a gorgeous Japanese feature phone that can run a limited number of Android apps.”

 

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