Kyocera Hydro arrives at U.S. Cellular and Sprint
If you are planning a vacation, and you want a safe and waterproof Android phone, Kyocera could be the right choice for you. Yesterday, at the CTIA show in Los Angelis two Kyocera Hydro phones were announced. They have similar characteristics but different names – Kyocera Hydro Edge arrives at Sprint, while Kyocera Hydro XTRM will be available at U.S. Cellular. The new devices are follow-ups to the previous Hydro model, available from Boost Mobile last year.
The device arriving at Sprint, the Kyocera Hydro Edge is the solution for your problems if dropping the phone into the water. The device can survive 30 min under 3.28 feet of water or to be sprayed with water for 30 min. The Hydro Edge has a 4-inch 800 x 480 screen, promised to be impact resistant. That means you it could survive if drop it on the floor, but our advice is do not do that. What’s more? The phone comes with a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. There is a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 4 GB of internal memory, expandable with a microSD slot. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has Smart Sonic Receiver – that helps in noisy surroundings. The device will cost less than $50, according to Kyocera spokesman.
A very similar devices – Kyocera Hydro XTRM arrives at U.S Cellular and at the online stores. Priced at $29 it can be ordered starting from today. Similarly, it is a water and dust proof phone and has the same noise reduction technology. Unlike the other model, XTRM has a 1.2 GHz processor. The other features remain the same – a 5MP camera, a 4-inch IPS touch screen and a 4 GB of internal storage. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.