If you need your Android phone to be with you whether it’s rain or shine, with more emphasis on the former, you might be interested to read what Kyocera has to offer. The Kyocera Hydro is a mid-range Android phone that might not pack enough goodies inside to make it a stand out, except for one of its features: this device is waterproof.
That’s right. It’s not a typo. The phone has a 3.5-inch IPS display with 480 x 320 resolution and boasts a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8655 processor, 2GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, 3.2MP rear camera, a 1500mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Not bad at all for a mid-ranger, right?
As for the Hydro’s nonchalant stance against liquid, the phone is “certified waterproof for IPX5, protection against water jets and IPX7, and protection against water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter or 3.28 feet.” Let’s not get too crazy and take it for a swim though, as Kyocera warns that the phone should be dried as soon as possible if it’s been drenched in water.
Though there’s no word yet on price and availability, the Kyocera Hydro was recently spotted at FCC sporting a CDMA 1900MHz radio, which led many to believe it’s heading for Sprint. If priced right, Kyocera may see the phone getting some love from US folks.
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