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KDDI Announces au Winter 2013 Product Lineup, Featuring 12 Outstanding Models That Satisfy a Diverse Range of Needs

- Including six cutting-edge smartphone models that support 800 MHz LTE, and a WiMAX2+ mobile router -

No.2013-186

  • KDDI CORPORATION
  • Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company

October 2,2013

In late October 2013, KDDI and Okinawa Cellular will begin releasing a diverse series of 12 new products, including 6 au smartphones, 2 au mobile phones, a tablet, a digital photo frame, a GPS device, and a WiMAX2+ mobile router. [1]

  • Six cutting-edge 800 MHz LTE smartphones and a tablet
     The outstanding smartphone lineup will include the isai, an original model developed jointly by KDDI and LG with a focus on the concept of "mastery", the Xperia (TM) Z1, which is the latest in the popular classic series, the GALAXY Note 3, the AQUOS PHONE SERIE, the ARROWS Z, and the DIGNO (R) M. The ARROWS Tab, an Android (TM) tablet, will also be included in the lineup.
     All models support the 800 MHz LTE platinum band and provide high-speed data communications at a maximum downlink speed of 150 Mbps [2], which enables cutting-edge smartphones to be used comfortably.
  • Triple-hybrid mobile router that supports WiMAX2+, WiMAX, and 4G LTE
     In addition to supporting LTE and WiMAX, this is au's first mobile router to support WiMAX2+. In WiMAX2+ areas, the router supports high-speed data communications at a maximum downlink speed of 110 Mbps. In addition, support for 800 MHz LTE enables users to comfortably enjoy mobile Internet regardless of their location.
  • Two au mobile phone models that are easy to use for everyone
     In addition to the GRATINA, which has already been released and is available in five different colors, the MARVERA, a stress-free model with a high-speed CPU, will also be available. Both models are equipped with a 1,020 mAh high-capacity battery, which is the most powerful battery of any au mobile phone.
  • Digital photo frame and GPS device that enrich the user's daily life
     The lineup will include the PHOTO-U TV, a waterproof 10.1-inch personal display device with recording functions, as well as the ANSHIN GPS, which enables users to remotely monitor location data via a registered smartphone.

     The smartphone models announced today will go on display from October 3, 2013 at the KDDI Designing Studio (Harajuku, Tokyo), au NAGOYA (Sakae, Nagoya), and au OSAKA (Umeda, Osaka).

  • [1]
    The GRATINA au mobile phone was released on September 14, 2013.
  • [2]
    Only in some 2.1 GHz areas. For details on area availability, refer to the au website.
    Open link in a new windowAreas that support 150 Mbps

■ Product Lineup List

(1) au smartphones

Model (Manufacturer)

Features

Release date

isai
(LG Electronics Inc.)
This new smartphone was developed jointly by KDDI and LG with a focus on the concept of "mastery". The model features an approximately 5.2-inch full HD display, and a slim 72-mm wide body design that fits comfortably in the hand. It also features the "isai screen", which enables you to view current information as photos and images without launching any separate apps. Late November 2013
Xperia (TM) Z1
(Sony Mobile Communications Inc.)
This model features a 20.7-megapixel camera, which is the highest resolution ever in the Xperia (TM) series, and a large 1/2.3-inch image sensor, which is the same size as those found in compact digital cameras. The Timeshift Burst mode enables you to take a high-speed continuous series of 61 images in the second before and after you press the shutter. The TRILUMINOS (R) Display for mobile, which incorporates the new BRAVIA (TM) LCD TV technology that has been optimized for Xperia, can vividly reproduce a wide range of natural colors and subtle hues. Late October 2013
GALAXY Note 3
(Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.)

The Air Command function makes it easy even for first-time GALAXY Note users to experience the convenience of using a pen. The Action Memo function lets you call a phone number after writing it down with the pen, and the Scrapbook function lets you collect your favorite information from the web browser for later viewing. In addition, the large 5.7-inch full HD display makes it easy to run two apps on the screen at the same time.

Late October 2013
AQUOS PHONE SERIE
(Sharp Corporation)
With the IGZO display and a high-capacity 3,000 mAh battery, you can enjoy even full HD content for a longer time without worrying about battery consumption. This model also features Full Seg recording functions, a F1.9 lens, and a 16.3-megapixel camera with a 0.4-second startup time, which is fastest among smartphones. Late November 2013
ARROWS Z
(Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited)
Includes a rapid charging desktop holder that can provide a sufficient charge for basic operations in approximately 10 minutes. The multi-connection function enables comfortable web browsing with an exceptional sense of stability, even in environments where Wi-Fi is unstable. The high level of performance makes this model user-friendly, the crystal design enhances the lightweight feeling, and the round form fits softly in the hand. Late November 2013
DIGNO (R) M
(Kyocera Corporation)
The ultra-thin 3-mm minimum edge and smooth back curve make this model beautiful and holdable. At 135 grams, this is Japan's lightest waterproof smartphone with a 2,600 mAh or higher battery and 5-inch display. A great deal of attention was also devoted to making this model easy to use with one hand. Late November 2013

(2) Tablet

Model (Manufacturer)

Features

Release date

ARROWS Tab
(Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited)
This lightweight tablet weighs less than 520 grams and is equipped with a high-capacity 9,600 mAh battery. The WQXGA display, which boasts the highest-class resolution among tablets, boosts your enjoyment of movies and the Internet. The "Style switching" function allows each user to freely customize their own personal Home screen to suit their style of use so the whole family can use this tablet. Late November 2013

(3) Mobile router

Model (Manufacturer)

Features

Release date

Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+
(Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.)
This is the industry's first data communication device to support WiMAX2+, which enables high-speed data communications at a maximum downlink speed of 110 Mbps. This triple-hybrid model also supports WiMAX and 4G LTE communications, and it can use WiMAX2+ and WiMAX with no speed constraints. Equipped with user-friendly features such as a touch panel and a quick startup that takes about 5 seconds. October 31, 2013
(Planned)

(4) au mobile phones

Model (Manufacturer)

Features

Release date

GRATINA
(Kyocera Corporation)
This au mobile phone is equipped with a top-class 1,020 mAh high-capacity battery, enabling you to use the phone for a long time without worrying about the battery. In addition, the waterproof, dustproof, impact-resistant design offers protection in all situations that may occur in daily use. September 14, 2013
(Released)
MARVERA
(Kyocera Corporation)
Beautiful when shooting or viewing. This model features a high-sensitivity 8.08-megapixel camera and high-definition 3.2-inch LCD. It is also equipped with a high-speed Snapdragon CPU that makes operation smooth and comfortable, and it supports GLOBAL PASSPORT GSM, which can be used over a wider area. Early December 2013

(5) PHOTO-U TV and ANSHIN GPS

Model (Manufacturer)

Features

Release date

PHOTO-U TV
(ZTE Corporation)
This waterproof digital photo frame enables users to watch TV, stream videos from smartphones, and view photos. With Miracast (TM) support, users can wirelessly stream videos from their smartphones for display on the 10.1-inch screen. In addition, smartphone photos stored in au Cloud can be easily displayed in dazzling slideshows. Mid-December 2013
ANSHIN GPS
(Kyocera Corporation)
Users can remotely check the location data of this device via a registered smartphone. In an emergency situation, the user can press the emergency alarm button to send his or her location data to the registered smartphone. The pedometer and calorimeter functions make users want to carry it everywhere. Early December 2013
  • *
    The release dates may vary depending on the region or device color.

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isai

- Unexpected experience. -

■ Handiness and large display size - all in one.

  • The isai features a unique design developed jointly by KDDI and LGE.
  • The slim frame design reduces all elements other than the display, for a natural grip that fits comfortably in the hand. The slender 72-mm wide body houses a large 5.2-inch display.
  • The metal side frame showcases the sharp lines and gradual curves while complementing the low-profile 9.1-mm thick body.
  • Available in four attractive colors that invite you to touch.
  • The isai QuickCover (TM) Case, which was developed jointly with LGE, enables you to turn the screen OFF simply by closing it. It is available in four colors.

■ New information always on the Home screen. New discoveries with every touch.

  • The isai screen lets you simply flick the Home screen to access news, current trends, social networking services, videos and other information without launching any separate apps.
  • The notifications function uses the notification icon in the system bar to report important timeline data from au Smart Pass.
  • With the Knock-on function, simply tap the display twice to turn the screen ON/OFF.
  • The Plug & Pop feature automatically suggests available apps and related functions when earphones are connected.
  • The colors of the various app icons on the launcher screen change according to the frequency of use. App Highlight helps you quickly select and launch the app you are looking for.
  • Clean View lets you show/hide icons for rarely used basic apps such as Address Book, Camera, and Gallery.

■ Just like the world around you. A display leveraging the full mastery of color and light.

  • The large 5.2-inch full HD display uses an IPS liquid-crystal panel with a high pixel density of 423 ppi. Images are sharp and clear, and color reproduction is accurate and natural.
  • The high-luminance display counteracts screen glare, making it easy to see even in bright environments.
  • The display reproduces high-precision colors at all viewing angles.

Basic specifications

Product name

isai LGL22

OS

Android (TM) 4.2

Manufacturer

LG Electronics Inc.

Display

Approx. 5.2-inch IPS/FHD

Weight

Approx. 145 g (tentative)

Camera

Main: Approx. 13.2 million pixels/CMOS

Sub: Approx. 2.4 million pixels/CMOS

Battery capacity

2,500 mAh

Size

Approx. 72 (W) x 144 (H) x 9.1 (D) mm (tentative)

Memory

Approx. 32 GB (ROM)/2 GB (RAM)

Continuous call time/standby time

Under review

Colors

Blue, Aqua, White, Black

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

 

Compatible services/functions

Email(...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(8 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX7 rating)

Full Seg

-

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Dustproof

-

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

 

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

 

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Xperia (TM) Z1

- Xperia (TM) opens the door to a new Sony experience. The best of Sony, for the best of you. -

■ Xperia (TM) features Sony's refined camera technology.

  • The large 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS (R) for mobile CMOS image sensor is the same size as those used in compact digital cameras. The 20.7-megapixel resolution is the highest ever in the Xperia (TM) series.
  • The 27mm wide-angle Sony G Lens (TM) with F2.0 aperture, along with the BIONZ (R) for mobile image processing engine, which is used in Cyber-shot (TM) and α cameras, allow you to take beautiful pictures in dim lighting and reduce the effects of motion blur and camera shake.
  • The Premium Omakase Auto function automatically selects the optimum settings, making it easy to take pictures that are as beautiful as those taken with a digital camera.

■ More fun and freedom, beyond just taking pictures.

  • The Timeshift Burst mode enables you to take a high-speed continuous series of 61 images, including the image that was captured the instant the shutter was released, plus 30 images captured in each moment before and after the shutter was released.
  • The Social live function lets you communicate by sharing videos on Facebook in real-time, as you record them.
  • Info-eye (TM) lets you search for relevant information based on your picture of a landmark, wine, book, string of text, etc.
  • The AR effects function lets you apply fun effects to images shown on the display.

■ Otherworldly realism in the palm of your hand.

  • The TRILUMINOS (R) Display for mobile incorporates the wide color palette used in the latest BRAVIA (TM) TV models, for a more beautiful and realistic image.
  • X-Reality (R) for mobile super-resolution technology sharpens edges and reproduces lacking pixels to create a crisp, high-definition video image.
  • Other convenient features include POBox Touch, which makes it easier to input text, and small apps that enable you to perform multiple tasks while mailing or browsing the Web.

Basic specifications

Product name

 Xperia (TM) Z1 SOL23

OS

Android (TM) 4.2

Manufacturer

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Display

Approx. 5.0-inch TRILUMINOS (R) display for mobile/FHD

Weight

Approx. 171 g

Camera

Main: Approx. 20.7 million pixels/CMOS 

Sub: Approx. 2.2 million pixels

Battery capacity

3,000 mAh

Size

Approx. 74 (W) x 144 (H) x 8.5 (D) mm

Memory

Approx. 32 GB (ROM)/2 GB (RAM)

Continuous call time/standby time

Call time: Approx. 1,310 minutes

Standby time: Approx. 710 hours (3G), Approx. 700 hours (LTE)

Colors

Black, White, Purple

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(10 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

Full Seg

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

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GALAXY Note 3

- DESIGN YOUR LIFE. Make every day more convenient and fun. -

■ Writing with a pen frees your imagination and expands your smart lifestyle.

  • Air Command automatically displays the basic menu when you press the button on the side of the pen and hold it near the screen. It is easy to use, even for first-time smartphone users.
  • Action Memo lets you perform operations easily using handwritten text. For example, you can call a handwritten phone number, or quickly check the location of a handwritten address in a map app.
  • S Finder lets you perform searches using handwritten text and symbols. You can search the Web and all data on the device, including apps, photos, memos, and help functions.

■ Collecting and organizing information is easier than ever! Save clippings of pictures, movies, and music as you please.

  • Scrapbook lets you use the pen to take clippings from your favorite web pages, online videos, photos, etc. and paste them on a board. You can save your clippings in various categories to keep them organized by theme.
  • Autoshape automatically detects the edges of an item that you circle with the pen, and clips it out neatly along the edges.
  • S Note supports a variety of memo styles, ranging from everyday notes to diaries and recipes.

■ The large, bright and clear screen makes it easy to use two apps simultaneously.

  • With a large 5.7-inch high-definition organic LED screen that supports full HD resolution, you can enjoy the full beauty of your photos and videos. In addition, the high-sensitivity touch sensor improves the operational feel and gives you free control of the device, even when wearing gloves.
  • Multi Window lets you run two apps on the screen at the same time. For example, you can browse the Web in one window while checking a map in another, or you can drag and drop photos and files from one window to another.
  • By connecting to a GALAXY Gear smartwatch via Bluetooth (R) Smart, you can perform operations while your GALAXY Note 3 is in your bag. For example, you can talk on the phone hands-free, use social networking services, and check various notifications.
  • The S View Cover protects the device and lets you use a variety of functions even when it is closed. For example, you can check the time, take photos, and record movies without opening the cover.

Basic specifications

Product name

GALAXY Note 3 SCL22

OS

Android (TM) 4.3

Manufacturer

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Display

Approx. 5.7-inch OLED/FHD

Weight

Approx. 171 g

Camera

Main: Approx. 13.2 million pixels/CMOS 

Sub: Approx. 2.1 million pixels

Battery capacity

3,200 mAh

Size

Approx. 79 (W) x 151 (H) x 8.3 (D) mm

Thickest area: Approx. 9.8 mm

Memory

Approx. 32 GB (ROM)/3 GB (RAM)

Continuous call time/standby time

Call time: Approx. 1,210 minutes

Standby time: Approx. 490 hours (3G),

Approx. 480 hours (LTE)

Colors

Classic white, Jet black

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications (remote control only)

-

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0 + LTE)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(10 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

-

Full Seg

-

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

-

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

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AQUOS PHONE SERIE

- There is a reason this phone lasts. SERIE continues to impress. -

■ An impressing feeling that lasts. Full HD IGZO x High-capacity battery.

  • With 1.5 times the pixel density than the SHL22, the full HD IGZO LCD [1] provides a more realistic and higher-definition picture.
  • Color can be adjusted by changing the hue (H), saturation (S), and value (V), which are three components of color similar to those involved in human vision. Support for HSV color space enables vivid color expression that is beautiful to the human eye.
  • Use Fit Mode automatically adjusts picture quality by taking the user's environment into account, including the brightness of the surroundings, the type of lighting, and the time of day.
  • The Eco Waza function, IGZO display, and high-capacity 3,000 mAh battery enable you to enjoy even full HD content for a longer time without worrying about battery consumption.

■ Become enchanted with beauty. Full Seg & 16.3M camera.

  • Able to automatically switch between Full Seg and 1Seg depending on the signal reception level. Also supports input from a TV antenna [2], enabling you to enjoy a stable, high-quality Full Seg images even when indoors.
  • The F1.9 lens captures more light, BrightEye technology lets you take beautiful pictures faster, and the newly developed NightCatch image processing function enables you to take bright pictures with little noise, even in dim places.
  • The approximately 0.4-second startup time is the fastest among smartphones [3]. You can quickly start the camera and select a mode by using the camera widget from the Welcome Sheet. The one-touch operation bypasses the security lock, so you'll never miss a photo opportunity.
  • Automatically take and composite multiple shots from the foreground to the background. Multi-focus shooting lets you take photos that are completely in focus.

■ A new operational finesse. Hold and awaken Grip Magic.

  • You can display the Welcome Sheet just by holding the device, without having to press the power button. You can also simply hold the phone to minimize the sound and activate vibration when receiving a call, such as when you are in a meeting.
  • In Relax Mode, the image quality is gentle on the eyes, even when viewing for long periods of time.
  • Feel UX further improves user-friendliness and enhances the visual impact of the large screen, with features such as the ability to control the transparency of the Welcome Sheet, 3-Line Home status bar, navigation bar, and info area.

Basic specifications

Product name

AQUOS PHONE SERIE SHL23

OS

Android (TM) 4.2

Manufacturer

Sharp Corporation

Display

Approx. 4.8-inch IGZO/FHD

Weight

Approx. 146 g (tentative)

Camera

Main: Approx. 16.3 million pixels/CMOS 

Sub: Approx. 2.1 million pixels/CMOS

Battery capacity

3,000 mAh

Size

Approx. 70 (W) x 140 (H) x 9.2 (D) mm (tentative)

Memory

Approx. 16 GB (ROM)/2 GB (RAM)

Continuous call time/standby time

Under review

Colors

Black, White, Blue

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(10 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX7 rating)

Full Seg

Wi-Fi

(IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [4])

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

  • [1]
    The IGZO liquid crystal display was designed for mass production through joint development with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • [2]
    A TV antenna cable and a micro USB converter cable for TV antenna input are required (both sold separately).
  • [3]
    When starting up from the Feel UX Welcome Sheet.
  • [4]
    IEEE 802.11ac draft version is supported. Communication may not be possible with future products that support the official specifications or with products by other manufacturers that support the draft version.

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ARROWS Z

- Stress-free usability. -

■ Impressive battery life and rapid charging [1] provide ample usage.

  • Includes a rapid charging desktop holder that can sufficiently charge [1] a low battery in approximately 10 minutes.
  • Power-saving controls for different types of usage allow you to take weekend trips without having to bring a charger.

■ Comfortable browsing with simultaneous LTE and Wi-Fi communications! [2] [3]

  • Simultaneous use of LTE, 3G, and Wi-Fi is possible. The multi-connection function enables comfortable Web browsing with an exceptional sense of stability, even in environments where Wi-Fi is unstable.
  • For example, when browsing websites that display a lot of images, such as shopping, travel, or restaurant sites, the text data may be downloaded via LTE or 3G while the image data is downloaded via Wi-Fi. This makes communications more stable, resulting in a more comfortable and enjoyable browsing experience.

■ Beautiful crystal design. An ease-of-use that you want.

  • The high level of performance makes this model user-friendly, the crystal design enhances the lightweight feeling, and the round form fits softly in the hand.
  • The advanced Privacy Mode lets you hide incoming notifications from popular chat and text apps.
  • The newly developed 5-inch TFT LCD equipped with RAM, which supports full HD, provides outstanding brightness even outdoors in direct sunlight. In addition, the Xevic image processing engine boosts your entertainment by enabling you to enjoy YouTube videos and other content on the beautiful large screen.
  • Fujitsu's Human Centric Engine provides a variety of convenient features, such as an auto rotation feature that automatically rotates the screen based on the orientation of your face, and a Clear Voice function that improves the sound quality of your voice when using popular IP communication apps.

Basic specifications

Product name

ARROWS Z FJL22

OS

Android (TM) 4.2

Manufacturer

Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited

Display

Approx. 5.0-inch TFT LCD equipped with RAM/FHD

Weight

Approx. 149 g

Camera

Main: Approx. 13.1 million pixels/CMOS 

Sub: Approx. 1.25 million pixels

Battery capacity

2,600 mAh

Size

Approx. 71 (W) x 140 (H) x 10.1 (D) mm

Memory

Approx. 32 GB (ROM)/2 GB (RAM)

Continuous call time/standby time

Call time: Approx. 940 minutes

Standby time: Approx. 740 hours (3G),

Approx. 650 hours (LTE)

Colors

Black, White, Pink

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(10 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

Full Seg

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

-

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

  • [1]
    When using the included desktop holder or dedicated AC adapter.
  • [2]
    It is necessary to configure settings beforehand. Only when using the preset Browser app.
  • [3]
    This service is a best-effort service. The actual speed may fall substantially short of the maximum for various reasons, including the customer's communication environment and traffic conditions, even within service areas.

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DIGNO (R) M

- You love it every time you touch it. -

■ The lightest [1] phone with a feel that will move you.

  • The ultra-thin 3-mm minimum edge and smooth back curve make the DIGNO (R) beautiful and holdable.
  • At 135 grams, this is the lightest waterproof 5-inch phone available. Designed to feel comfortable in the hand, this smartphone is light and easy to hold, despite the large screen.
  • The power button is made of cermet [2], a fine ceramic developed by Kyocera. The durability and dazzling body color give it a touch of class that sets it apart from the rest.

■ Easy to use with one hand and advanced operability.

  • Even with the large screen, it is easy to use one hand to unlock the phone, use the app launcher, display the status panel, and switch to recently used apps. In addition, you can use the SlideScreen feature to pull the whole screen down so that your finger can reach it, and you can adjust the size and position of the text input keyboard to make it easier to use.
  • The power button is located so that it is easy to press with your index finger when holding the phone, allowing you to turn the screen ON/OFF smoothly.
  • The Entry Home feature provides the operational feel and standby screen of conventional mobile phones, making this phone easier to use for novice smartphone users.

■ Desktop holder equipped with rapid battery charger and comfortable calls with Smart Sonic Receiver (R).

  • A desktop holder that supports 2.7A rapid charging is included. The charger can quickly and comfortably charge the high-capacity 2,600 mAh battery.
  • The rich selection of power-saving functions include power-saving settings that are easy to customize, the Auto Data Control function that saves power by blocking background data connections for applications that have not been used for more than seven days, and the Intelligent Wi-Fi (R) function that detects movement and automatically connects to Wi-Fi only when the device is still.
  • Smart Sonic Receiver (R) technology makes it easy to hear the caller's voice, even in noisy places, and it is effective when using popular VoIP communication apps.

Basic specifications

Product name

DIGNO (R) M KYL22

OS

Android (TM) 4.2

Manufacturer

Kyocera Corporation

Display

Approx. 5.0-inch TFT LCD/FHD

Weight

Approx. 135 g (tentative)

Camera

Main: Approx. 13.0 million pixels/CMOS 

Sub: Approx. 1.2 million pixels

Battery capacity

2,600 mAh

Size

Approx. 69 (W) x 138 (H) x 9.9 (D) mm (tentative)

Memory

Approx. 32 GB (ROM)/2 GB (RAM)

Continuous call time/standby time

Under review

Colors

White, Blue, Pink

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0 + EDR)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(10 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

Full Seg

-

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

  • [1]
    For waterproof smartphones in Japan with a 2,600 mAh or higher battery and 5-inch display. (As of October 1, 2013, according to research by Kyocera.)
  • [2]
    Cermet is a composite material composed of ceramic and metallic materials. With properties that include scratch resistance and a long-lasting shine, cermet is also used in high-grade watches.

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ARROWS Tab

- Beautiful, light, and long battery life. Equipped with a high-capacity battery so everyone can share the tablet. -

■ Long-lasting battery power for your extended enjoyment, anywhere. Waterproof, lightweight tablet with high-capacity battery.

  • Equipped with high-capacity 9,600 mAh battery that allows for extended enjoyment of video and the Internet. Fujitsu's Human Centric Engine and NX! Eco mode settings enable you to use the tablet for long periods of time.
  • A rapid charging desktop holder and dedicated AC adapter are included. The high-capacity battery can be charged in a short amount of time.
  • Even with the high-capacity battery, the lightweight tablet is less than 520 grams. Waterproof and dustproof performance, strengthened glass, and an ultra-tough guard offers protection against scratches and impacts, enabling you to use the tablet anytime and anywhere without worry.

■ Full Seg captures the moment, and the display communicates it.

  • The WQXGA (2560x1600) display has the highest-class resolution among tablets.
  • The tablet supports DOLBY (R) DIGITAL PLUS and is equipped with front stereo speakers that produce powerful, high-quality sound so you can enjoy video and music.
  • Supports digital terrestrial (Full Seg) viewing and recording. In addition, this is the first tablet to support DTCP+. Digital terrestrial programs recorded on devices such as a DLNA-compliant Blu-Ray Disc recorder can be viewed remotely if they are stored on a NAS (remote access-compatible media server) that supports DTCP+.
  • Equipped with au's unique multi-connection function, which enables simultaneous use of 3G/LTE and Wi-Fi communications. This enables high-speed Web browsing with an exceptional sense of stability, even in environments where Wi-Fi is unstable.

■ Share with the whole family. Your own style at your fingertips.

  • Each family member can have their own personal Home screen with customized wallpaper and widget layout that suits their style of use. If each family member registers their fingerprint with the smart fingerprint sensor, they can switch to their own style simply by touching the sensor.
  • The child-friendly "Kids' style" feature ensures safe use for children by enabling you to set usage time restrictions and control access to apps.
  • The elderly-friendly "Simple style" feature provides a simple, easy-to-understand Home screen, easy Internet access, and operations that are easy to view and understand.

Basic specifications

Product name

ARROWS Tab FJT21

OS

Android (TM) 4.2

Manufacturer

Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited

Display

Approx. 10.1-inch WQXGA

Weight

Approx. 519 g (tentative)

Camera

Main: Approx. 8.08 million pixels/CMOS 

Sub: Approx. 1.25 million pixels/CMOS

Battery capacity

9,600 mAh

Size

Approx. 261 (W) x 169 (H) x 8.9 (D) mm (tentative)

Memory

Approx. 64 GB (ROM)/2 GB (RAM)

Continuous usage time

Under review

Color

White

External memory

microSDXC (TM) (64 GB max.)

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Infrared communications

-

GLOBAL PASSPORT

(LTE/GSM/GPRS/UMTS)

SMS

Bluetooth (R) (ver.4.0)

Emergency rapid mail

1Seg

Wi-Fi tethering

(10 devices max.)

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

Full Seg

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

-

4G LTE

Max. downlink speed: 150 Mbps*

NFC

WIN HIGH SPEED

  • *
    IPX5/IPX8 waterproof performance. Make sure that the covers are securely attached.
  • *
    A microSD card (sold separately) is required to save Full Seg recordings.

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Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+

- Comfortable communications with advanced Wi-Fi router! -

■ Triple-hybrid model that supports WiMAX2+ (maximum downlink speed of 110 Mbps), WiMAX, and 4G LTE.

  • The triple-hybrid model supports WiMAX2+, which provides a maximum downlink speed of 110 Mbps, as well as 4G LTE and WiMAX, enabling high-speed communications anytime and anywhere.
  • Three communication modes are available to suit your lifestyle. The high speed mode (WiMAX2+/WiMAX) provides comfortable data communications with ultrahigh-speed WiMAX2+, the high speed plus area mode (WiMAX2+/4G LTE) supports the use of 4G LTE with a broad service area, and the no-limit mode (WiMAX) enables you to use WiMAX with no speed constraints.
  • The no-limit mode (WiMAX) with no speed constraints is available to use as much as you want, whether you are at home or away.

■ Touch interface, wireless charging, and simple, convenient operations!

  • The touch panel makes it easy to configure settings that could only be configured using a Web browser on the previous model. In addition, the user-friendly setting menus and large buttons make operation simple, even for first-time users.
  • You can check the currently connected network, monthly data usage, and battery level on the Home screen.
  • Compatible with a wireless charger (Qi) that charges the battery when you simply place the device on the pad.

■ Quick startup takes about 5 seconds for extra convenience!

  • Starts up quickly in about 5 seconds after having turned the power OFF, such as when inside a movie theater, hospital, or train.
  • The Quick Access function quickly establishes an Internet connection for your smartphone or tablet, without having to take it out of your bag.

Product name

Wi-Fi WALKER WiMAX2+ HWD14

Manufacturer

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

WAN-side communication methods

WiMAX2+, WiMAX, 4G LTE

Wireless LAN standards

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (LAN), IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (WAN)

Size

Approx. 62 (W) x 100 (H) x 15.5 (D) mm

Thickest area: Approx. 15.7mm

Display

2.4-inch touch panel LCD

Weight

 Approx. 140 g

Supported OS

(Japanese and English versions)

Windows (R) XP (SP3)

Windows Vista (R)

Windows (R) 7

Windows (R) 8

Mac OS X v10.5/v10.6/v10.7/v10.8

Max. number of simultaneous connections

10 devices

Continuous call time

WiMAX2+: Approx. 540 minutes

WiMAX: Approx. 570 minutes

4G LTE: Approx. 550 minutes

Continuous standby time

ECO Mode: Approx. 950 hours

Quick Access Mode: Approx. 27 hours

Charge time

Approx. 170 minutes (when using the dedicated AC adapter)

Interface

USB 2.0 High Speed (micro USB port)/microSD/SDHC (32 GB max.)

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GRATINA

- Choose from a variety of colors to suit your style. -

■ Easy-to-press keys, and a variety of colors to choose from.

  • This compact model features a simple yet elegant design, with a rounded form that fits comfortably in the hand and classy metal parts. It is also waterproof, dustproof, and impact-resistant. At 49 mm wide, the phone is easy to hold for female users with small hands, and the individual number keys are easy to press.
  • The phone is available in 5 colors.

■ Smart Sonic Receiver (R) delivers clear sound, even in noisy places.

  • The Smart Sonic Receiver (R) delivers clear sound, even in noisy places. Sound is delivered directly to the ear by vibrating the display, enabling you to clearly hear the caller's voice, even in noisy places such as busy shopping malls.

■ Equipped with a high-sensitivity camera that captures beautiful photos, and a long-lasting high-capacity battery.

  • The 8.08-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS camera takes beautiful photos with low noise, and the continuous auto-focus maintains a sharp focus at the center of the image.
  • Equipped with highest-class battery (1,020 mAh capacity) among au mobile phones. A power-saving mode is also available, enabling you to use the phone longer than ever without worrying about the battery.

Basic specifications

Product name

GRATINA

Main display

Approx. 3.0-inch WQVGA IPS LCD

Manufacturer

Kyocera Corporation

Sub display

Approx. 0.9-inch OLED

Size

Approx. 49 (W) x 110 (H) x 16.5 (D) mm

Camera

Approx. 8.08 million pixels/Back-illuminated CMOS

Weight

Approx. 119 g

External memory

microSDHC (TM) memory card

(32 GB max.)

Continuous call time/standby time

Approx. 320 minutes/Approx. 710 hours

Colors

Orange, Pink, Yellow-green, White, Black

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Decoration mail

Infrared communications

C-mail

Emergency rapid mail

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

1Seg [1]

GLOBAL PASSPORT [2]

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

Bluetooth (R) (BT2.1 + EDR)

Impact resistant

  • [1]
    1Seg viewing only.
  • [2]
    The GLOBAL PASSPORT service area supports GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA only.

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MARVERA

- The feel and functions take your satisfaction to another level. -

■ Beautiful when shooting or viewing. High-sensitivity 8M camera & high-definition 3.2-inch LCD.

  • The 8.08-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS camera takes beautiful photos with low noise. The high sensitivity ensures that you capture bright photos of your precious moments, even in dim lighting. In addition, the camera shake reduction and auto-focus face recognition functions ensure that you capture sharp photos.
  • The high-definition 3.2-inch FWVGA LCD beautifully displays your photos taken with the 8.08-megapixel camera.

■ Smooth and comfortable operation with a high-speed CPU & no worries with a high-capacity battery.

  • High-speed Snapdragon TM CPU enables smooth and comfortable operation.
  • The highest-class battery (1,020 mAh capacity) among au mobile phones lets you use the phone without worrying about the battery.

■ GLOBAL PASSPORT GSM is supported to cover a wider area.

  • GLOBAL PASSPORT supports both CDMA and GSM. This is beneficial not only for overseas leisure travelers, but also for business travelers who frequently visit other countries.

Basic specifications

Product name

MARVERA

Display

Approx. 3.2-inch IPS LCD/FWVGA

Manufacturer

Kyocera Corporation

Sub display

Approx. 0.9-inch white OLED

Weight

Approx. 120 g (tentative)

Camera

Approx. 8.08 million pixels/Back-illuminated CMOS 

Battery capacity

1,020 mAh

Size

Approx. 49 (W) x 112 (H) x 16.5 (D) mm (tentative)

Continuous call time/standby time

Under review

External memory

microSDHC (TM) (32 GB max.)

Colors

White, Pink, Black

Compatible services/functions

Email (...@ezweb.ne.jp)

Decoration mail

Infrared communications

C-mail

Emergency rapid mail

Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8 rating)

1Seg [1]

GLOBAL PASSPORT [2]

Dustproof (IP5X rating)

Osaifu-Keitai (R)

Bluetooth (R) (BT2.1 + EDR)

Impact resistant

  • [1]
    1Seg viewing only.
  • [2]
    The GLOBAL PASSPORT service area supports both GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA and GSM.

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PHOTO-U TV

- PHOTO-U TV is a pleasure to watch. -

■ Waterproof [1] 10.1-inch personal TV with recording functions.

  • This digital photo frame supports 1Seg and Full Seg, and lets you schedule recording of digital terrestrial broadcasts from the program listings.
  • The built-in battery makes it easy to carry anywhere. The waterproof and dustproof [2] performance let you use it in a variety of situations.
  • The front stereo speakers enhance your enjoyment of high-quality videos and digital terrestrial TV.

■ Stream videos from your smartphone to PHOTO-U TV [3], and experience the power of a large screen.

  • Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast (TM) support lets you wirelessly mirror videos from your smartphone to PHOTO-U TV.
  • Enjoy Internet content, movies, and photos on the large 10.1-inch screen.

■ Easily display smartphone photos. Enjoy dazzling slideshow effects.

  • Smartphone photos uploaded to au Cloud [4] can be viewed easily.
  • Daily weather information can be displayed with the simple touch of a button on the remote control.
  • The power-saving settings automatically turn the screen OFF when the human presence sensor detects that nobody is around.

Product name

PHOTO-U TV

Manufacturer

ZTE Corporation

Size (tentative)

Approx. 262 (W) x 191 (H) x 21 (D) mm (tentative)

Weight (tentative)

Approx. 837 g (tentative)

Communication method

CDMA 1X WIN

Display

Size

Approx. 10.1-inch TFT LCD

Resolution/Number of pixels

WSVGA/1024x600

Display colors

Approx. 16 million max.

Memory

Internal memory

4 GB (including system memory area)

External memory

SDHC (TM) (32 GB max.)

Compatible file formats

Images: JPEG/GIF/bitmap/PNG

Videos: 3gp/3g2/m4v/mp4/mov

Accessories

Remote control, AC adapter

  • [1]
    Make sure that the caps and battery cover are securely attached. Do not expose or immerse the device in any type of water other than ordinary tap water. Do not immerse the tablet in mineral bathwater or bathwater with bath powder. Also note that the remote control and AC adapter are not waterproof.
  • [2]
    This means that the unit is protected to a point where the entry of test dust (a diameter of 75 μm or less) will not ruin the unit's functionality and safety. Do not place the unit on sand.
  • [3]
    Limited to devices that support the Miracast (TM) standard. Connection to all devices is not guaranteed.
  • [4]
    To use au Cloud, an au ID must be configured in advance using an au smartphone, and a subscription to Smart Pass (¥390/month information charge) is required.

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ANSHIN GPS

- Always safe at your side. -

■ GPS tracking provides a sense of security in case of emergency.

  • Users can remotely check the location data of this device via a registered smartphone.
  • The compact, lightweight design allows you to place it inside a variety of objects, such as cars, motorcycles [1], or bags. The surveillance mode uses an acceleration sensor to detect and notify you of vibration and motion, alerting you to possible theft.
  • When the battery is low, notification is automatically sent to your smartphone. This makes it easy to know when you need to charge it, without having to remove it from the monitored object.

■ When needed, the emergency alarm reports your current location.

  • In an emergency situation, the user can press the emergency alarm button to send their location data to the registered smartphone.
  • If you are unable to go to the device location, you can alert the SECOM security company to dispatch emergency response personnel to the scene. (Separate subscription is required.)
  • If you misplace the device, you can remotely activate the alarm sound from your smartphone, making it easier to find.

■ Convenient pedometer and calorimeter make you want to carry it everywhere.

  • The pedometer function lets you keep track of activities such as walking or jogging. You can also check the number of steps and calorie expenditure data on your smartphone.
    • *
      To use this function, an au smartphone and properly configured dedicated app are required.

    Product name

    ANSHIN GPS

    Manufacturer

    Kyocera Corporation

    Size (tentative)

    Approx. 53 (W) x 41 (H) x 14.3 (D) mm (tentative)

    Weight (tentative)

    Approx. 37 g (tentative)

    Communication method

    CDMA 1X

    Display

    Size

    Approx. 0.9-inch white OLED

    Resolution

    128x36

    Waterproof/Dustproof

    Impact resistant

    Waterproof (IPX5/IPX8)/Dustproof (IP5X)

    Impact resistant (MIL standard)

    Accessories

    None

    • [1]
      Please note that prolonged exposure to high temperatures may cause the device to deform or rupture. Do not charge, use, or leave the device in a high-temperature environment such as a sun-heated vehicle.

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    <Notes>

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      Google and Android are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
    • *
      IPS is the registered trademark of Hitachi Displays, Ltd. in Japan.
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      microSD and microSDHC (TM) are the registered trademarks of SD Card Association.
    • *
      Android (TM) is the trademark or registered trademark of Google Inc.
    • *
      Xperia is the trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
    • *
      G Lens, Cyber-shot, Exmor RS, BIONZ, BRAVIA, TRILUMINOS, X-Reality, and Info-Eye are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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      POBox is the registered trademark of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. POBox is technology that was developed jointly by Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. and Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    • *
      GALAXY is the trademark or registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • *
      AQUOS, AQUOS PHONE, SERIE, IGZO, Use Fit, BrightEye, NightCatch, Welcome Sheet, 3-Line Home, Grip Magic, and FEEL UX are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation.
    • *
      Privacy Mode and Human Centric Engine are the registered trademarks of Fujitsu Ltd.
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      Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
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      Mac and Mac OS are the registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.
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      Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast, Miracast, and Wi-Fi are the registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
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      Qi is the trademark of Wireless Power Consortium (WPC).
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      Bluetooth is the registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. USA.
    • *
      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.
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      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.
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      IP5X rating: This means that the unit retains its phone functionality and safety after being placed in an environment of agitated dust (diameter of 75 μm or smaller) for 8 hours.
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      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.
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      The 4G LTE service is named in accordance with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) designation that recognizes LTE as 4G.
      Note that the communication speed is not the actual communication speed, but the maximum value based on the technical standards. The actual speed may fall short of the maximum for various reasons, including the customer's communication environment and traffic conditions. In addition, the maximum uplink speed in 150 Mbps service areas is 12 Mbps.
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      The names of all other companies and products are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.
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      The information described in this press release is current as of the publication date. Because these products are still under development, the specifications and service details may be subject to change.

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