INFOBAR C01: Japan’s Newest (And Most Colorful) Android Phone

Japan’s mobile landscape is currently in the midst of an Android revolution, and today KDDI au (the country’s second biggest carrier) announced another 5 smartphones with that OS on board for the local market. The most interesting model in the new line-up is the so-called INFOBAR C01 [JP], a candy bar coming with a heavily customized UI (based on Android 2.3).

KDDI au introduced a similar model back in May last year, the INFOBAR A01 (both handsets are part of KDDI’s designer sub-brand iida).

The fresh model, which is more compact and weighs a little less, features the following specs:

  • 3.2-inch screen with 854×480 resolution
  • 8MP CMOS camera
  • e-wallet function
  • digital TV tuner
  • infrared
  • USB, microSDHC ports
  • Bluetooth 3.0+EDR
  • Wi-Fi
  • CDMA/GSM/GPRS compatibility
  • size: 130×52×12.3mm, weight: 106g

One of the biggest selling points (apart from the unusual design)  is the redesigned iida UI, which you can see in the video embedded below (Japanese narration).

KDDI au plans to start offering the INFOBAR CO1 next month.