Dimitar Dimitrov from PhoneArena provides us with a full review of the recently released Sanyo Katana LX mobile phone. The handset is actually a successor to the Katana II and latest addition to Sanyo’s Katana line. The Katana LX boasts a mirrored finish and hidden OLED outer display. Here is a conclusion.
We have mixed feelings about the Katana LX, mostly hinging on where it sits in tries to fit into the market. By entry level phone standards it is very good; the battery life is excellent, the design is compact and stylish and there are a few different color options. However, it is currently priced at $49.99 on contract, which puts it head-to-head with devices such as the text-friendly LG Rumor and the more capable Samsung M520, both of which we’d have a hard time passing up for the LX. We have a feeling that the LX will drop in price once the Sanyo 3200 is discontinued, which will make it an excellent value for what it offers.
Sanyo Japan has announced the launch of the Katana LX Cell phone with Sprint. It features a sexy Clamshell design, GPS navigation, high-quality speakerphone, bluetooth, VGA camera, and a call screening feature. The Katana also features an OLED outer display with a resolution of 128×160. You can get the Katana LX soon for about $50. [MobileWhack]
Sprint has decided to release two new Sanyo mobile phones this month. These push-to-talk handsets support EVDO Rev. A. The Pro-200 clamshell phone features Bluetooth connectivity, e-mail and text messaging. Meanwhile, the Pro-700 is dust, shock and extreme vibration resistants. The Pro-200 and Pro-700 are priced for $70 and $50, respectively after a mail-in $50 rebate and a new 2-year agreement. [UberGizmo]
Relax and unwind from a long, hard, day at the office or what not with the Sanyo W62SA Spa Phone. It features several relaxing lights and sounds like you would maybe get at an actual spa. Other features include: a 2 megapixel camera, FM transmitter, GPS navigation, microSD memory card slot, and 2.8″ color LCD display. No word on pricing or when this Zen-like phone will be out.
Sanyo seems to be in on the CES fun with their new SCP-7050 phone for Sprint.The rugged, military spec design of the SCP-7050 is a durable feature that makes the phone shock, vibration, and dust resistant. Other features include Java MVM support, autonomous GPS, and enhanced Bluetooth capabilities, and is available at Sprint for a suggested retail price of $99 with a 2-year contract.
Sanyo and Will COM have created a concept phone that is powered only by one “Eneloop” AA rechargeable battery. The phone does not have an LCD screen and the multimedia features to save the power consumption. More pics after the break.