MWC 2012: Fujitsu’s mystery phone may be called the ‘F12 Arc’

News 17:17, 28 Feb 2012

Fujitu's unnamed smartphone still has a few hiccups but it may also finally have a label

It seems expo-goers at Mobile World Congress 2012 have been getting to grips with Fujitsu's mystery smartphone and things are sounding interesting.

We first saw the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in January but it was under a strict ‘no touchy' policy.

At MWC, Fujitsu has let the device out to breathe a bit and we've been able to catch a glimpse of its incredible 4.7-inch display that utterly destroys that of pretty much any other phone device we've seen so far.

It's also been revealed before that this device runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 on an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor and boasts a 13.1-megapixel camera.

However, a hands-on by the good people at Phandroid revealed the phone is still very much a work-in-progress prototype, which would explain Fujitsu's reluctance to name it or reveal too many details or plans.

Allegedly the camera was only capturing 3-megapixel photos and had problems with video. Also the finger-print scanner wasn't working, but a Fujitsu spokesperson explained the company is still ironing out the kinks for  getting these features working on Android 4.0.

Supposedly, the hardware is solid and the software needs a tune-up. Phandroid reports that Fujitsu claimed the company has working models for many of these features using earlier versions of Google's prolific platform.

So, it needs more development time, which is fair enough.

Most interestingly of all, however, is that while messing around with the handset, the chaps at Phandroid discovered a name in the Android system settings, which was set as the ‘F12 Arc'. Do we now have a name for Fujitsu's nameless device?

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