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KDDI to release two new smartphones that are Japan's first to support all of the latest LTE technology!

isai VL

- Introducing the isai VL with au VoLTE support -

New isai model with au VoLTE support

  • With a frequency band ranging from 50 Hz to 7 kHz, which is significantly wider than that of conventional smartphone voice calls [2], high-frequency sound is expressed more clearly and voice calls with high-quality sound are enabled [3].
  • VoLTE supports concurrent communications, enabling users to make voice calls while performing data communications such as web browsing, sending/receiving mail, and viewing maps.
  • This model is compatible with Sync Call, a new communication service with convenient functions that are useful in a variety of situations in daily life. For example, the Screen Sync function lets you display your smartphone screen on the recipient's smartphone, the Camera Sync function displays (relays) your camera images in real time on the recipient's smartphone, the Location Sync function displays the location information of both users on a map, and the Handwriting Sync function lets you write notes on the screen and share them with the recipient [4].
  • Compatible with the Voice Party service, which enables group voice calls with up to 30 people at the same time [5].

Extremely beautiful WQHD display surpasses Full HD

  • The ultra-high resolution WQHD display has 1.8 times the resolution of Full HD, which was previously the highest resolution available for smartphone displays, and it delivers a lively, realistic image.
  • The high-luminance AH-IPS liquid-crystal panel features natural color expression, a wide viewing angle that lets more people watch the screen together, and an impressive size and brightness that can even be appreciated outdoors.
  • With ultra-thin borders around the display, the compact device measures 76 mm wide. The rounded form fits comfortably in the hand, despite the large 5.5-inch display.

Shake up a surprise with isai Motion

  • While out on the town, you can obtain information about special offers and bonus au WALLET points that are available at nearby shops, restaurants, and events, simply by shaking the smartphone.
  • You can instantly switch the wallpaper and icon settings to change the appearance of the Home screen according to your mood, by shaking the device while the Home Edit screen is displayed.
  • You can create a collage image from multiple photos, by shaking the smartphone while displaying the list of photos that you have taken.
  • You can quickly launch frequently used apps by shaking the smartphone while the Home screen is displayed.
  • Knock Code, a popular feature of the previous isai FL model, allows you to wake and unlock the smartphone simply by tapping a specific pattern.

Advanced features provide remarkable convenience

  • With 3 GB of RAM, data load speeds are extremely fast.
  • The high-performance 13.2-megapixel camera captures smooth, beautiful images in 4K format, which is four times the size of Full HD.
  • Hi-Res Audio playback lets you enjoy high-quality sound that surpasses the quality of music CDs, with support for up to 192 kHz/24 bit sound in formats such as WAV.
Basic specifications
Product name isai VL LGV31 OS Android (TM) 4.4
Manufacturer LG Electronics Inc. Display Approx. 5.5-inch AH-IPS/WQHD
Weight Approx. 154g Camera Main: Approx. 13.2 million pixels/CMOS
Sub: Approx. 1.3 million pixels/CMOS
Battery capacity 3,000mAh Size Approx. 76 (W)x145 (H)x10.5 (D) mm
Memory Approx. 32GB (ROM)/3GB (RAM) Continuous call time/standby time Call time: Approx. 1300 minutes
Standby time: Approx. 580 hours (LTE),
Colors Aqua, Black, Pink gold External memory microSDXC (TM) (128GB max)
Compatible services/functions
EMail (@ezweb.ne.jp) Infrared communications WiMAX 2+
SMS Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0) VoLTE
1Seg Wi-Fi tethering
(8 devices max.)
GLOBAL PASSPORT
(LTE/GSM/UMTS)
Full Seg Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Emergency rapid mail
Osaifu-Keitai (R) 4G LTE
Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps
Waterproof
NFC (acquire information/link) Carrier aggregation Dustproof

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1. Product overview

CategoryProduct name
Case/cover Hard cover isai VL Hard Cover/Slim Clear
isai VL Hard Cover/Aqua-Black Gradation
isai VL Hard Cover/Snow Crystal
isai VL Hard Cover/Disney pass Sketch
Soft cover isai VL Soft Cover/Diamond Pink Lamé (TPU)
Two-piece cover isai VL Two-piece Cover/Black
Book-type case isai VL Quick Circle (TM) Case/Pink Gold
isai VL Quick Circle (TM) Case/Aqua
isai VL Quick Circle (TM) Case/Black
isai VL Book-type Case/Disney pass Sketch -White
Film/glass isai VL screen protective film isai VL Screen Protective Film/High-quality Glossy
isai VL Screen Protective Film/High-quality Anti-reflective
Wearable G Watch R G Watch R/Black

2. Where to purchase

Where to purchaseRelease date
au shops, au Online Shop, au Brand Garden, KDDI Designing Studio, au NAGOYA, au OSAKA, au FUKUOKA From early December 2014

URBANO

to the Advanced Stage.
- New URBANO model that supports au VoLTE -

au VoLTE support and Smart Sonic Receiver (R) provide a new type of voice call experience

  • With a frequency band ranging from 50 Hz to 7 kHz, which is significantly wider than that of conventional smartphone voice calls [2], high-frequency sound is expressed more clearly and voice calls with high-quality sound are enabled [3].
  • VoLTE supports concurrent communications, enabling users to make voice calls while performing data communications such as web browsing, sending/receiving mail, and viewing maps.
  • This model is compatible with Sync Call, a new communication service with convenient functions that are useful in a variety of situations in daily life. For example, the Screen Sync function lets you display your smartphone screen on the recipient's smartphone, the Camera Sync function displays (relays) your camera images in real-time on the recipient's smartphone, the Location Sync function displays the location information of both users on a map, and the Handwriting Sync function lets you write notes on the screen and share them with the recipient [4].
  • Compatible with the Voice Party service, which enables group voice calls with up to 30 people at the same time [5].
  • Smart Sonic Receiver (R) has been fine-tuned to handle VoLTE high-quality sound.
  • Audibility Adjustment function lets you adjust the parameters for VoLTE to further improve voice clarity.

Excellent impact resistance [7] and rapid charging desktop holder

  • Excellent impact resistance prevents the display from cracking if the device is dropped. The border around the display is slightly elevated to provide extra protection to the glass.
  • The display is constructed with the same Dragontrail (R) X high-strength glass used on previous models.
  • A rapid charging desktop holder (max. 3.1A), which can quickly provide a sufficient charge, is included. A depleted battery can be charged to approximately 50% in as little as 30 minutes.

Metal keys provide high-quality feel and usability

  • The high-class feel of metal heightens the sense of precision, the hard keys provide a solid operational feel, and the graceful coloring embodies the simple yet elegant spirit of the URBANO brand.
  • The pre-installed default start screen complements the color of the device.
  • The elegant design incorporates metal into the main buttons, side buttons, and camera ring, and the main buttons feature illuminated text and icons.
  • Handy as ever, with a smooth curved form that fits comfortably in your palm.
  • A variety of Home apps are available to suit various levels of experience, including first-time smartphone users.
  • Entry Home (R) provides a familiar interface for users switching from a feature phone.
  • Standard Home provides the standard layout of Android (TM) devices. Users switching from another smartphone can select the Home screen that best suits their preferences.
Basic specifications
Product name URBANO V01 OS Android (TM) 4.4
Manufacturer Kyocera Corporation Display Approx. 5.0-inch TFT/FHD
Weight Approx. 155g Camera Main: Approx. 13.0 million pixels/CMOS
Sub: Approx. 0.97 million pixels
Battery capacity 3,000mAh Size Approx. 770 (W)x141 (H)x9.9 (D) mm
Memory Approx.  16GB (ROM)/2GB (RAM) Continuous call time/standby time Call time: Approx. 1,510 minutes
Standby time: Approx. 750 hours (LTE),
Colors Royal blue, Platinum white, Forest green External memory microSDXC (TM) (128GB max.)
Compatible services/functions
EMail (@ezweb.ne.jp) Infrared communications (remote control not supported) WiMAX 2+
SMS Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0) VoLTE
1Seg Wi-Fi tethering
(10 devices max.)
GLOBAL PASSPORT
(LTE/GSM/UMTS)
Full Seg - Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Emergency rapid mail
Osaifu-Keitai (R) Max. 4G LTE downlink speed: 150 Mbps Waterproof
NFC (acquire information/link) Carrier aggregation Dustproof

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1. Product overview

CategoryProduct name
Case/cover Hard cover URBANO V01 Hard Cover/Clear
URBANO V01 Hard Cover/Green-Black Gradation
URBANO V01 Hard Cover/Disney
URBANO V01 Hard Cover/Apricot Shine
URBANO V01 Hard Cover/Disney pass Sketch
Soft cover URBANO V01 Soft Cover/Clear (TPU)
URBANO V01 Soft Cover/Diamond Pink Lamé (TPU)
Two-piece cover URBANO V01 Two-piece Cover/Black
Book-type case URBANO V01 Window Case/Navy
URBANO V01 Window Case/Silver
URBANO V01 Window Case/Green
URBANO V01 Book-type Case/Coral Pink Enamel
URBANO V01 Book-type Case/Disney pass Sketch-White
Film/glass Screen protective film
Screen protective glass
URBANO V01 Screen Protective Film/High-quality Glossy
URBANO V01 Screen Protective Film/High-quality Anti-reflective
URBANO V01 Screen Protective Glass

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2. Where to purchase

Where to purchaseRelease date
au shops, au Online Shop, au Brand Garden, KDDI Designing Studio, au NAGOYA, au OSAKA, au FUKUOKA Beginning of December 2014 or later

<Notes>

  • [1]
    As of October 27, 2014, according to research by KDDI.
  • [2]
    Voice calls made with 4G LTE smartphones using circuit switching.
  • [3]
    Limited to voice calls between devices that support au VoLTE within au's 4G LTE area.
  • [4]
    Sync Call and Sync Functions are expected to be available in February 2015 or later (with updates for isai VL LGV31 and URBANO V01).
  • [5]
    A subscription to the Voice Party option (¥300/month, tax excluded) or Mobile Phone Basic Pack (V) option (¥400/month, tax excluded) is required. A separate communications charge (based on the number of people called) is incurred by the initial caller.
  • [6]
    This function cannot be used simultaneously with other isai Motion functions.
  • [7]
    A drop test was conducted in which the unit was dropped in 26 different orientations onto plywood (lauan) from a height of 1.22 meters. This test is compliant with MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6-Shock Procedure IV, which is established by the US Department of Defense. The ability to withstand all types of impact is not guaranteed.
  • Google and Android are the trademarks of Google Inc.
  • isai is the trademark or registered trademark of LG Electronics Inc.
  • IPS is the registered trademark of Hitachi Displays, Ltd. in Japan.
  • Entry Home and Smart Sonic Receiver are the registered trademarks of Kyocera Corporation.
  • Wi-Fi is the registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Bluetooth is the registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. USA.
  • The names of all other companies and products are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.
  • IPX5 rating: The unit will retain its functionality as a phone even if blasted with water projected at all angles through 6.3 mm nozzles at a flow rate of approximately 12.5 liters per minute for more than 3 minutes from a distance of approximately 3 meters.
  • IPX7 rating: Water will not leak inside and the unit will retain its functionality as a phone even if it is gently immersed in a tank of still tap water at room temperature at a depth of 1 meter and placed on the bottom for approximately 30 minutes.
  • IPX8 rating: Water will not leak inside and the unit will retain its functionality as a phone even if it is gently immersed in a tank of still tap water at room temperature at a depth of 1.5 meters and placed on the bottom for approximately 30 minutes.
  • IP5X rating: The unit will retain its functionality as a phone and remain safe to use even if it is placed in an environment of agitated dust (diameter of 75 μm or smaller) for 8 hours.
  • IP6X rating: The unit is protected to a point where test dust (a diameter of 75 µm or less) will not enter the unit even if the unit is churned for 8 hours inside a dust resistance testing tube.
  • Impact resistance: A drop test was conducted in which the unit was dropped in 26 different orientations onto plywood (lauan) from a height of 1.22 meters. This test is compliant with MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6-Shock Procedure IV, which is established by the US Department of Defense. However, the ability to withstand all types of impact is not guaranteed.

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