NTT DoCoMo has unveiled the successor to it’s 2012 F-12D Raku-Raku smartphone, the F-09E. The new Raku-Raku smartphone is the first in DoCoMo’s line to support Google Play, and touts some mid range specs with a focus on ease of use.
The Raku-Raku F-09E is being manufactured by Fujitsu and comes with a 4.3 inch qHD touch screen, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU running on Android 4.2.2, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,100 mAh battery.
The Raku-Raku could see some hardware changes before is released, which according to DoCoMo will be sometime in late September or early October.
Press release follows below.
NTT DOCOMO Unveils Raku-Raku SMART PHONE PREMIUM F-09E
TOKYO, JAPAN, July 23, 2013 — NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that its Raku-Raku (“easy-easy”) SMART PHONE lineup of easy-to-use mobile phones for beginners will introduce the Raku-Raku SMART PHONE PREMIUM F-09E, the first model in this unique series to be equipped for Google Play, in the Japanese market between late September and early October.
The new model inherits the highly simplified usability and operability features of its predecessor, including extra-large screen fonts and “Raku-Raku Touch Panel” with tactile response similar to a conventional phone keypad. Newly added compatibility with Google Play will enable users to download and enjoy favorite applications for enhanced mobility. The Raku-Raku SMART PHONE PREMIUM F-09E comes in a stylishly designed body and has an extra-bright screen for easy visibility. Also, it takes excellent images thanks to improved camera-sensor sensitivity and a high-intensity flash.
DOCOMO launched its first Raku-Raku SMART PHONE, the F-12D, in August 2012 for users unfamiliar with touchscreen operations. Features such as extra-legible menus and tactile soft keys have made the phone very popular among first-time smartphone users.