Yamada Denki and Freetel announced new Windows 10 Phones in Japan
Windows 10 phones go on sale in Japan
Microsoft’s efforts to popularize the Windows Phones in Japan have resulted in a number of small manufacturers working on new models based on Windows 10. In fact, two Japanese companies, Yamada Denki and Freetel, are the first phone makers beside Microsoft to release devices based on Windows 10 Mobile – Yamada Denki’s EveryPhone and Freetel’s Katana 01 go on sale this week.
The EveryPhone (on the photo above) is a mid-range device with a very thin body – just 6.9 mm. The specs are quite decent as well – a 5.5-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 410 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, microSD slot, 13MP +5MP cameras, 2600 mAh battery. Yamada Denki offers a free Bluetooth keyboard and screen protector for the first 3000 buyers. EveryPhone costs JPY 39,800 or around $319.
Freetel Katana 01 is a far less attractive phone for JPY 12,800. It features a 4.5-inch screen, 8 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM, microSD slot, 5 MP camera on the rear and a 2MP selfie camera. Freetel is also working on a mid-range phone named Katana 02 expected in early 2016.