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KYOCERA Announces Release of Slim, Waterproof K009 Mobile Phone with High-Speed CPU

Combining refined design sense and enhanced operability

May 17, 2011
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) today announced the release of the K009 slim (14.8mm), waterproof* mobile phone for the au network which features a floating LED display on a stainless steel outer panel design. The new handset uses a high-speed Snapdragon™ CPU for greatly enhanced information processing, and is compatible with au's “WIN HIGH SPEED” service — combining optimized operability and design. Geared mainly toward users in their 30s and 40s who want a slim-bodied, easy-to-use feature phone with a refined design sense, the K009 is part of KDDI Corporation's new handset lineup launched on May 17.

Photo: Kyocera K009:  (Left to right) Luminous Pink, Precious Blue, Metal Black
Kyocera K009: (Left to right) Luminous Pink, Precious Blue, Metal Black

Model Number



To be determined by retailer


Luminous Pink, Precious Blue, Metal Black

Sales Companies

KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

Main Features

Photo: Slim design with LED display on a classy metal panel 1. Slim design with LED display on a classy metal panel
The slim 14.8mm handset has an elegant design realized by a metal outer panel with an LED display which shows letters, numbers and characters — allowing the user to receive information even while the handset is closed.

2. Enhanced operability with Snapdragon CPU and WIN HIGH SPEED service
With a high-speed Snapdragon™ CPU, the K009 has greatly enhanced information processing; and with au's WIN HIGH SPEED service compatibility, Internet and video viewing has become even smoother.

3. Additional features
1. Original Kyocera functions: Convenient character input and font selection
2. Privacy folder: Designate mails to separate folders for enhanced privacy
3. Face-recognition, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera
4. Customizable menu: Arrange most-used functions as you like
5. Customizable one-touch button: Set button for one-touch access to One-Seg audio / visual data broadcasting, contact list, calculator, or other functions

Technical Specifications


Approx. W 50 × H 111 × D 14.8 (mm)(thickest portion: 17.1 mm)


Approx. 143g (battery included)

Standby Time / Talk Time

Approx. 240 hours / 210 minutes**

Main Display

3.2 inch 260,000 color, wide VGA TFT display

Sub Display

5 × 17 dot-matrix / monochrome


Approx. 8-megapixel CMOS camera with auto-focus and anti-blur

Data Folder

Approx. 800MB (or 5,000 items)

External Memory

microSD™ / microSDHC™ memory card, up to 32GB (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.
** Standby and talk times are based on averages in areas with sufficient au signal reception. Actual times may vary depending on signal reception and use.
The information herein may change without prior notice depending on changes to KDDI Group systems. LED displays in handset photographs are images. microSD™ and microSDHC™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. PC Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. This handset utilizes the Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe® Flash® Lite™ technology. Adobe, Flash, Flash Lite, and Macromedia are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S. and other countries. All company, system, and product names listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holder.