Casio CA-01C: 3D Feature Phone And Digital Camera Rolled Into One

Japan’s mobile carriers are currently releasing a number of interesting handsets, which are all part of their summer 2011 line-up. While smartphones, the iPhone and Android in particular, are taking over the Japanese market, there are still some cool feature phones coming out, too.

Case in point: the Casio CA-01C [JP], which NTT Docomo (Japan’s leading telco) started distributing a few days ago. Technically, the device can be called a feature phone, but it outshines the one or other smartphone out there when it comes to some specs.

Here’s the main spec list:

  • 3.4-inch/naked-eye 3D touch display with 480×854 resolution
  • 0.8-inch OLED sub-display
  • 16.3MP CMOS sensor
  • camera: special mobile Exilim engine, full HD video recording, 3D picture display, 3x digital zoom, LED flash
  • DLNA support
  • YouTube connectivity
  • Wi-Fi IEEE802.11n, Bluetooth, infrared connection
  • e-wallet function
  • digital TV tuner
  • dust-and waterproof body
  • microSDHC slot, HDMI interface
  • battery: 220 minutes continuous talk time, 560 hours stand-by on 3G

It sounds crazy, but this specific model is basically a phone and digital Exilim camera rolled into one. Just one of many examples: its so-called business shot function automatically corrects shots taken diagonally in conference rooms or event halls, like so: