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KYOCERA Releases au's First Waterproof, Dirt-Resistant K005 "Simple Mobile Phone"

Allowing the mobile phone to be rinsed clean

May 17, 2010
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced the launch of the K005 "Simple Mobile Phone," a new waterproof* and dirt-resistant** mobile phone for the au network. The K005 Simple Mobile Phone is the first waterproof and dirt-resistant handset to be released for the au network.

The K005 is part of KDDI Corporation's new handset lineup, launched on May 17.

Photo: Kyocera K005 Simple Mobile Phone (left to right): Gold, White, Navy and Pink

Kyocera K005 Simple Mobile Phone (left to right): Gold, White, Navy and Pink

Model number

K005 Simple Mobile Phone


To be determined by retailer


Gold, White, Navy, Pink

Sales companies

KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

The K005 Simple Mobile Phone is both waterproof and dirt-resistant, allowing users to continue use without worrying about splashes of water. Furthermore, should the phone become dusty or dirty, it can be rinsed clean in a matter of seconds. This mobile is the perfect choice for those who want to take their mobile phone into the kitchen, garden, or other places where it may accidentally get wet or dirty.

The K005 comes equipped with a 3.0 inch QVGA LCD main display screen, the largest display of the Simple Mobile Phone series. Additionally, the K005 is even easier to see and use than previous models thanks to the "power on/off sliding switch," and "individual keys" that are easy to press and prevent mistaken operations. Furthermore, the K005 is equipped with the "light-assisted operation navigator" that can even be used with EZweb, and "one-touch key" that displays the registered caller's photograph on the screen when a call is received. It is also equipped with a 3.31 megapixel auto-focus camera.

The "healthy pedometer" function provides everyday health and fitness support, and is equipped with a "healthy walking" function that provides advice on how best to walk for specific purposes, making this an indispensable tool for your walking life. The K005 is available in 4 different colors to appeal to the broadest range of users.

Technical Specifications

Size (H×W×H)

Approx. 50×108×18.3mm(thickest point approx. 20.0mm)

Weight (battery included)

Approx. 130g

Main display

Main display Approx. 3.0 inch wide QVGA / Sub display approx. 1.4 inch monochrome LCD


3.31 megapixel with auto-focus

Data folder

Approx. 100 MB (or 1,000 items)

External memory

microSD™ / microSDHC™ memory card, up to 16 GB (sold separately)

*   Waterproof function equivalent to IPX5/IPX7.
** Dirt-resistance function equivalent to IP5X.

Ensure that caps and battery cases etc. are connected correctly. Do not submerge in the sea, swimming pools, or hot springs etc. Do not place on sandy areas such as a beach etc. If the mobile becomes dirty, rinse it immediately in clean, lukewarm water. Do not use a brush, sponge, soap, or detergent.

The information herein may change without prior notice depending on changes to KDDI Group systems.
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