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KYOCERA Introduces its First Smartphone for Japan, the DIGNO (ISW11K)

Waterproof and slim mobile phone with high-definition OLED display and WiMAXTM compatibility

September 26, 2011
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) announced the release of the DIGNO® (ISW11K) for the au network, the company’s first smartphone to be launched in the Japanese market. DIGNO® employs a high-definition OLED “Luminous Display” as its screen, is waterproof*1, and also has built-in WiMAX compatibility. The DIGNO® also features existing mobile phone functions such as the Osaifu-Keitai® electronic payment system and One-Seg television tuner while still being only approximately 8.7mm thick. The DIGNO®, available in three color variations, is part of KDDI Corporation’s new handset lineup announced on September 26.

Photo: Left to right: DIGNO, Graphite Black, Olive Green, Blossom Pink

Model DIGNO® (ISW11K)
Price To be determined by retailer
Colors Graphite Black, Olive Green, Blossom Pink
Sales Companies KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

This product employs a large-sized OLED “Luminous Display” that is easier to operate and read, so that users can enjoy a richer visual experience. The display reproduces vibrant colors in high definition, as well as provides excellent expression of videos, and a wide viewing range. The DIGNO® is compatible with WiMAX high-speed Internet service with speeds of up to 40 Mbps (down) and 10 Mbps (up)*2, enabling fast downloads of videos and music. The new product also features a tethering function to connect multiple Wi-Fi® compatible devices, and wireless broadband compatibility. Furthermore, the DIGNO® answers the demand for an all-in-one style smartphone by reflecting feedback from the market for the incorporation of existing feature phone functions into a smartphone, such as Osaifu Keitai®, One-Seg service compatibility, infrared communication, waterproof properties, and Global Passport (GSM/CDMA).

The wide range of functions are packed into a user-friendly slim body, with a thickness of approximately 8.7 mm, which combines design and functionality through Kyocera’s proprietary thin profile technology, accumulated through Kyocera’s experience in developing mobile phone components.

Size (W×H×D) 65×128×8.7mm (thickest part: 11.1mm)
Weight (battery included) Approx. 130g
Talk Time / Standby Time Approx. 420 minutes / Approx. 250 hours
Operating System AndroidTM 2.3.5
External Memory microSDHCTM memory card, up to 32GB
Display Approx. 4.0 inch WVGA (480×800) OLED
Main Camera Approx. 8.08-megapixel with auto-focus and anti-blurring functions, 720p HD video
Front-Facing Camera Approx. 0.32-megapixel
Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth® ver2.1+ EDR

*1 Waterproof properties equivalent to IPX5 and IPX7.
*2 Refer to the au website for supported areas. Data transmission speeds are on a best-effort basis and may be slower even where service is available depending on network environment and congestion.

The information herein may change without prior notice depending on changes to KDDI Group systems. DIGNO is a trademark or registered trademark of Kyocera Corporation in Japan, the United States and other countries. microSDHC is a trademark of SD Association. WiMAX is a trademark of the WiMAX Forum. Osaifu Keitai® is a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC. The Google logo and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. BLUETOOTH is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. This handset utilizes the Adobe Systems Incorporated Adobe® Flash® Player technology. Adobe, and Flash 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.