Japan sure does get quite a few cool smartphones, although hopefully this particular model by Sharp could be making its way stateside if its FCC filing is any indication. We had previously reported on the Sharp Aquos SH-01D Android smartphone and how it was spotted in an FCC filing, but in a press release by NTT DoCoMo today, it looks like the phone will be headed to Japan first before (possibly) arriving on our shores.
The device will be a glasses-free 3D Android smartphone with a 4.5” display, a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM under the hood, a whopping 12.1MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera, a microSD card slot and will run on Android’s Gingerbread 2.3, and as customary with almost all Japanese phones, it will come with a built-in TV tuner as well, a feature we’re sure will be removed if and when it arrives stateside.
The Sharp Aquos SH-01D is expected to land on NTT DoCoMo’s network in Japan come 2nd of December, no word when it will make its US debut. Although with Verizon filing a trademark for the “Hologram” name which seems to suggest a 3D phone, could the Sharp Aquos SH-01D be Verizon’s new 3D “Hologram” phone?