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KYOCERA Releases New SA002: World's Thinnest Sliding-Face Waterproof Mobile Phone in 7 Colors

New Kyocera mobile phone launched for the au network

May 17, 2010
Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced the launch of the SA002, a new waterproof* sliding-face mobile phone for the au network, which at a mere 14.8mm is the world's thinnest** waterproof mobile handset, and is available in 7 color variations.

The SA002 is part of KDDI Corporation's new handset lineup, launched on May 17.

Photo: Kyocera SA002 (left to right): Pistachio Green, Custard Yellow, Pepper Black, Mousse Pink, Cherry Red, Milk White, and Deepwater Blue

Kyocera SA002 (left to right): Pistachio Green, Custard Yellow,
Pepper Black, Mousse Pink, Cherry Red, Milk White, and Deepwater Blue

Model number



To be determined by retailer


Pistachio Green, Custard Yellow, Pepper Black, Mousse Pink, Cherry Red, Milk White, and Deepwater Blue

Sales companies

KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

The newly released Kyocera SA002 utilizes all of the company’s unique technologies developed to date for sliding-face mobile phones, ultra-thin models and waterproofing technologies to create a mere 14.8mm thick handset, the world’s thinnest waterproof sliding-face mobile handset. Generally speaking, waterproofed products require a number of additional parts that require a larger body size. However, the newly developed SA002 incorporates Kyocera’s unique miniaturization technologies to realize a 49mm-wide rounded design, creating a compact, sliding-face mobile that is easy to hold for people with smaller hands.

The color range is targeted for people in their twenties, with vibrant colors named in the image of appealing foods such as “Pistachio Green” and “Custard Yellow.” Additionally, the mobile design provides different impressions when sliding open and when closed by taking advantage of the sliding-face.

The handset also comes equipped with an 8 megapixel camera that supports the new face-detecting auto-focus function. It is also equipped with a “photobook function,” “blog update function” and “graphic stand function” for users to enjoy taking and sharing pictures to the fullest. It also comes fully-equipped with a communication function supporting a full range of decorative mail materials. Fully-equipped with a wide variety of functions that complement the slide operation, this handset delivers high-end functionality and design in a smart, stylish package.

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
Camera 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. Ensure that caps and battery cases etc. are connected correctly. Do not submerge in the sea, swimming pools, or hot springs etc.
** World’s thinnest for a waterproof, sliding-face type mobile handset. As of March 2010. Based on research by Mediainteractive, Inc.

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