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KYOCERA Introduces the ‘URBANO V02’ Smartphone in Japan

Featuring a stylish design and slimness of 8.2mm with shock, vibration and temperature durability

June 18, 2015
(This product is only available to the Japanese market.)

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced the release of the URBANO V02 for the Japanese market, a new smartphone featuring enhanced durability and a slim 8.2mm profile. The product is part of KDDI’s new lineup announced last month.

In addition to resistance against shock*1, water*2 and dust*3, URBANO V02 features vibration resistance*1 as well as temperature durability (high / low temperatures)*1 and is certified to the United States Military Standard (MIL-STD-810G), thus supporting use in various environments. Furthermore, it is equipped with applications which enable easy operation for users switching to smartphones for the first time. The handset also features Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver® tuned for KDDI’s “au VoLTE” next-generation voice calling service, which clearly transmits sound even in noisy environments. The product is available in three colors: Mocha Black, Deep Green and Twinkle Pink.

Photo: Kyocera’s URBANO V02 smartphone (left to right: Mocha Black, Deep Green and Twinkle Pink)
Kyocera’s URBANO V02 smartphone
(left to right: Mocha Black, Deep Green and Twinkle Pink)

Model URBANO V02
Colors Mocha Black, Deep Green, Twinkle Pink
Sales Companies KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)

Main Features

1. Ensures durability including resistance against accidental drops and water

In addition to resistance against shock, water and dust featured in the previous model, URBANO V02 offers vibration resistance and temperature durability (high / low temperatures), thus enabling safe use in vibrating environments such as on bicycles and motorbikes as well as varying temperatures during trips to other regions. The display utilizes scratch-resistant, high-strength Dragontrail® X glass and realizes additional protection by applying a structure in which the display is slightly recessed, thus enhancing durability against accidental drops.

2. Allows easy operation for first-time smartphone users
1) Smart Sonic Receiver®
The handset is equipped with Kyocera’s proprietary technology in which the whole display vibrates to transmit sound from the other party using both sound waves and vibrations. This enables users to hear the smartphone clearly no matter where their ear is placed on the screen. Furthermore, by pressing the whole screen against your ear to create a cover, it is easier to hear in crowded and noisy environments.

Photo: Easy-to-use Entry Home® (left) and its menu screen (right)
Easy-to-use Entry Home® (left) and its menu screen (right)

2) Easy-to-use home screen app
The Entry Home® app enables intuitive operation for first-time smartphone users with its simple home screen.

3) App for displaying a key design similar to feature phones
The handset is equipped with an app which displays a key design similar to conventional feature phones, thus allowing users to input characters based on a familiar key arrangement.
Photo: Key design similar to conventional feature phones

3. Slim, durable and stylish metal body
URBANO V02 features shock resistance while achieving an easy-to-grasp body with a slimness of 8.2mm. An elegant metal design is adopted for the rear body, finished according to its color design.Photo: Thickness of approx. 8.2mm

Color Mocha Black, Deep Green, Twinkle Pink
Size (W×H×D) / Weight Approx. 72×146×8.2mm (thickest part: 8.4mm) (provisional) / Undergoing measurement
Battery 2,200mAh
Charging Time Undergoing measurement
Continuous Talk Time / Continuous Standby Time Undergoing measurement
Operating System Android™5.1
Memory Internal memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
External memory: microSD™, microSDHC™, microSDXC™ (up to 128GB)
Compatible Communication Standard 4G LTE (supports carrier aggregation) / WiMAX2+
Maximum Communication Speed Reception: 150Mbps
Transmission: 25Mbps
Display Approx. 5.0-inch HD TFT LCD
Camera Main camera: Approx. 13-megapixel CMOS
Front-facing camera: Approx. 5-megapixel CMOS
External Connection Wi-Fi®: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth®: Ver.4.1
Other external devices: Stereo earphone jack

*1 Shock resistance / vibration resistance / temperature durability: Rated for MIL-STD-810G in the four categories (Dropping on plywood (lauan lumber) from a height of approx. 1.22 meters in 26 directions; Vibration for three hours (one hour/20-2,000Hz in three directions); High temperature — three consecutive hours of operation at 50℃ and four consecutive hours of storage at 60℃; Low temperature — three consecutive hours of operation at -21℃ and four consecutive hours of storage at -30℃).
The product’s features were confirmed based on the above test conditions; full operation cannot be guaranteed under actual conditions. Furthermore, there is no guarantee against damage and failure.
*2 *3 Waterproof / Dust resistance: Ensure that caps are securely fixed and attached. Do not submerge in seawater, pools and hot springs. Do not place on sandy areas such as beaches. IPX5 refers to resistance to water projected at all angles through a 6.3mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters/min for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters. IPX8 refers to resistance to immersion in tap water at normal temperature (static water) for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. IP5X refers to protection against dust particles less than 75µm entering into the handset after agitation in a dust-proof test tube for 8 hours.

Displays shown in the images are examples and may differ from actual displays. Call duration and standby time may differ depending on communication environments and usage methods. “Entry Home” and “Smart Sonic Receiver” and are registered trademarks of Kyocera Corporation in Japan. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Google, Android, Google Play and other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Bluetooth® and the Bluetooth logo are trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. for which Kyocera has been granted permission to use. microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. Dragontrail® and its symbol mark are trademarks of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. All company, system, and product names listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.