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KYOCERA Launches Its First Tablet ‘Qua tab 01’ in Japan

Waterproof and dust-resistant 4G tablet suitable for various settings

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

Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced the launch of the 8-inch “Qua tab 01” Android™ tablet for the Japanese market. The product is part of KDDI’s new lineup announced last month.

The Qua tab is a new waterproof*1 and dust-resistant*2 tablet that can be used both indoors and outdoors; and because the touchscreen allows for operation even with wet hands, it can be used in areas with water such as kitchens.

The tablet corresponds to “au Sharing*3,” which supports users who also possess smartphones, by allowing remote operation of their smartphone screens through their tablets. In addition, “au Basic Home*4” allows customization of the home screen for easier usage based on the user’s preference, thus offering user-friendliness for first-time tablet users. The product is available in three colors: white, pink and navy

Photo: Kyocera’s Qua tab 01 tablet (left to right: white, pink and navy)
Kyocera’s Qua tab 01 tablet
(left to right: white, pink and navy)

Model Qua tab 01
Colors White, pink, navy
Sales Companies KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)


Main Features

1. Corresponds to “au Sharing” for smartphone users

The Qua tab allows remote operation of the user’s smartphone screen via KDDI’s 4G network even when the devices are located in different places.

Notifications Notifications on incoming calls, emails, SMS (short message service), etc. received by the smartphone are shown on the Qua tab. 
Link to smartphone screen By displaying their smartphone screens on the Qua tab, users can return emails from the tablet and enjoy content from their smartphones with the tablet’s larger screen.
Continual viewing Web sites viewed on the smartphone can be continually viewed on the Qua tab. In addition, pictures saved in the smartphone can be sent to the tablet to view on its larger screen.

2. Supports “au Basic Home,” which allows customization of the home screen based on the user’s preferences
Frequently used applications can be located on the home screen and customized according to the user's preferences. This enables an intuitive operation for users who are familiar with tablets as well as first-time tablet users.

3. Fully-equipped performance
The tablet is equipped with the latest Android 5.1 OS and an octa-core CPU, along with high-speed 4G LTE and WiMAX2+ data connections. Moreover, comfortable operation is realized through features such as a portable size and weight, beautiful 8-inch high-definition WUXGA display, and high-capacity memory. The tablet also supports expandable memory.


Specifications

Color White, pink, navy
Size (W×H×D) / Weight Approx. 125×214×7.9mm (provisional) / Approx. 298g (provisional)
Battery 4,000mAh
Charging Time Undergoing measurement
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. 8.0-inch WUXGA TFT LCD
Camera Main camera: Approx. 5-megapixel CMOS
Front-facing camera: Approx. 2-megapixel CMOS
External Connection Wi-Fi®: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth®: Ver.4.1
Other external devices: Stereo earphone jack

*1 *2 Waterproof / Dust resistance: Ensure that port covers 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. IPX7 refers to resistance to immersion in tap water at normal temperature (static water) for 30 minutes at a depth of 1.0 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.
*3 Contract to au is respectively required. Can be used by configuring a pair setting between an Android-based smartphone and the compatible model. Please see au’s website for details.
*4 Must be used with the latest software.

Displays shown in the images are examples and may differ from actual displays. 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. WiMAX is a trademark or registered trademark of WiMAX Forum. 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. All company, system, and product names listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.