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KYOCERA Launches Simple Waterproof K006 Mobile Phone

Stylish design, easy-to-operate handset

July 22, 2010

(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) today announced the launch of the K006 a new easy-to-use, simple waterproof* mobile phone with a stylish design and basic features for the au network. The K006 is part of KDDI Corporation's new handset lineup announced on July 22.
** Waterproof function equivalent to IPX5/IPX7.

Photo: Kyocera K006 (left to right: Clear White, Deep Pink, Glossy Black)
Kyocera K006 (left to right: Clear White, Deep Pink, Glossy Black)

Model number



To be determined by retailer


Clear White, Deep Pink, Glossy Black

Sales companies

KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

The K006 has been developed for people that mostly use their mobile phones for making phone calls and texting, but who also want a stylish design, basic features and easy operability.

The phone comes equipped with a highly-visible, approximately 3-inch QVGA LCD main display screen, and has waterproof features that allow for worry-free use of the phone in the kitchen or other places where it may accidentally get wet.

The K006 has a “Simple Mode” which allows for easy operation of the most-used features, highly-visible “Deka Moji” (large font sizes), and even further control with “One-Touch Font Size Changeability” which allows the user to easily adjust the font size. Moreover, the touch keys are spread apart to limit mistaken operations, and adjustable operational complexity makes the handset ideal for a wide age range of users.

The phone has a built-in 3.31 megapixel auto-focus camera, and a “Long-Lasting Mode” which minimizes all the features’ battery power consumption so that the phone can be used for a longer time between charging.

The handset features a surface panel with a hard coat that resists scratching while realizing a smooth and transparent feel, a simple design, and easy-to-grip form that comes in 3 color variations.

Technical Specifications

Size (H×W×H)

Approx. 50 × 107 × 17.4mm

Weight (battery included)

Approx. 125g (provisional)

Main display

Approx. 3-inch QVGA LCD

Sub display

Approx. 0.9 inch OLED


3.31 megapixel with CMOS auto-focus

Data folder

Approx. 100 MB (or 1,000 items)

External memory

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

The information herein may change without prior notice depending on changes to KDDI Group systems.
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. Do not soak in alcohol, soap, detergents or any other substances besides tap water at room temperature. Do not operate in heavy rainfall.
This handset utilizes the Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe® Flash® Lite™ technology. Adobe Flash Lite Copyright © 2003-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, Flash, and Flash Lite are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries. microSD™ and microSDHC™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. All company, system, and product names listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holder.

Please contact KDDI Corporation for inquiries related to au service, pricing and sales. TEL: 0077-7-111 (toll-free within Japan)