FCNT Co., Ltd. FCNT smartphones “arrows N F-51C” and “Raku-Raku Smartphone F-52B” double win the 2022 Good Design Award

FCNT Co., Ltd.
FCNT-made smartphone “arrows N F-51C” and “Raku-raku Smartphone F-52B” double win the 2022 Good Design Award

FCNT Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture, President Norihisa Tanaka, hereinafter referred to as FCNT) is pleased to announce that in fiscal 2022, two terminals made by our company, the “arrows N F-51C” and the “Raku-Raku Smartphone F-52B” We are pleased to announce that we have received the Good Design Award (sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion).
“arrows N F-51C” will redefine the flagship in the era of
sustainability in line with the brand renewal of FCNT’s smartphone “arrows”. This is a model that commercialized the “arrows N” series as the first step toward the development of world-class mobile phones from Japan and the realization of a circular economy.
The “Raku-Raku Smartphone F-52B” is a smartphone in the “Raku-Raku Series” that has sold over 7 million units in 20 years since its launch. The design center of Fujitsu Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President Takahito Tokita) is in charge of the terminal design, and the features of the Raku-Raku series are “easy to see, easy to hear, and easy to use” and “health management.” , It is a 5G compatible smartphone made in Japan that is optimized for use by each individual, mainly for seniors, in pursuit of “convenient and fun functions”.
FCNT will create new value by connecting people, things, and things more comfortably with ideas and advanced technologies that go beyond common sense, for a future where each and every person can live with peace of mind.
About award-winning projects
arrows N F-51C
Recycled plastic is used not only for the exterior case, but also for the rear panel and slot caps, and recycled aluminum is used for the camera frame and side frames. Recycled materials are used for approximately 67% (Note 1) of the total weight of the main unit, excluding electrical and electronic parts. In addition, it complies with 23 items of the Ministry of Defense Procurement Standard (MIL-STD-810H), waterproof performance of IPX5/8, dustproof
performance of IP6X, and durability that can be used for a long time and consideration for the environment. .
The individual packaging uses FSC (R) certified paper and biomass ink, and is designed to be easily folded for resource recovery.
In the future, we aimed for a simple and familiar design while being aware that it will be a guideline when environmentally friendly smartphones become commonplace.
■Evaluation by the judges
An eco-friendly smartphone that aims to review not only the smartphone itself, but also a series of manufacturing processes such as material selection, processing processes, packaging, and repairs. A simple design that assumes long-term use and robustness that complies with MIL standards. The use of recycled materials not only for the outer case but also for the internal parts, the efforts of this product itself will lead other manufacturers and manufacturing in the big trend toward a sustainable society. The point of evaluation is that I felt a great deal of expectation and possibility.
■ Good Design Award arrows N F-51C introduction page
https://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/53499?token=qA30dSD9Xq Easy smartphone F-52B
Easy to hold and familiar for seniors/We adopted a compact size and a round form that is comfortable in the hands with a gentle impression. Equipped with a secure physical home key with 2 home screens and fingerprint authentication to help seniors participate in digital society.
In addition, it has a mask mode that adapts to new lifestyles / makes it easy to hear voices through the mask, and a washable body that can be cleaned and disinfected.
Even for seniors who are unfamiliar with operating digital devices, consideration should be given to physical decline due to aging and entry into new schemes such as cashless payments so that they can smoothly adapt to the rapid digitization of various aspects of their lives. Designed to inspire, provide peace of mind and safety. ■Evaluation by the judges
5G smartphone for seniors. It is a model that has evolved as a smartphone with two selectable home screens and fingerprint
authentication, etc., along with the basic performance that has been cultivated in the long-running “Raku-Raku Phone” series. In
particular, it can be said that the mask mode, which makes it easy to hear voices through the mask, and the ability to wash and disinfect, are functions that are close to the current lifestyle of senior users. Not only the product but also the support system is very good, and the attitude of providing a safe and secure experience for seniors is a point of evaluation.
■ Good Design Award Rakuraku Smartphone F-52B introduction page https://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/53505?token=bjE1hSGsAK What is the Good Design Award?
The Good Design Award is a design evaluation and recommendation system that represents Japan, inheriting the Good Design Product Selection System started in 1957. It is a global design award in which many companies and organizations in Japan and overseas participate, and is held every year as a movement to enhance industry and lifestyle culture through design. The award-winning “G Mark” is widely known as a symbol of excellent design.
Related website
・”arrows N F-51C” introduction site
・“Raku-Raku Smartphone F-52B” introduction site
・Good Design Award website
https://www.g-mark.org/award/search?from=&prizeId=&keyword=awardNo%3A22G080453+OR+22G080459 Trademarks
・Proper nouns such as product names listed are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
(Note 1) The ratio of the total weight of recycled materials to the total weight of parts excluding electric and electronic parts such as batteries and displays from the weight of the main unit.

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