updated 06:05 pm EST, Fri February 10, 2012
High-end phone to be waterproof, get LTE, NFC
A new smartphone from NEC Casio is due to launch in Japan at provider NTT DoCoMo. The high-end Medias LTE N-04D will support 4G LTE speeds and sport a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. As is typical of high-end Japanese phones, a 1Seg TV tuner will also be onboard.
The 4.3-inch touchscreen has a high 720p resolution, and Bluetooth 4.0 is onboard. NFC for mobile payments is likewise present on top of the usual Wi-Fi. The body is just 11.6mm thick, and in keeping with many Japanese phones, is waterproof.
Other than a ship date of February 15 at NTT, no other info such as pricing is yet known. [via Impress]