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Rumor: Kyocera Hydro Elite on its way to Verizon

The Kyocera Hydro Elite, a rugged smartphone similar to the ones announced for Sprint and U.S. Cellular, is coming to Verizon, says famed leaker.
May 28, 2013
Kyocera Hydro Edge
Kyocera Hydro Edge

The Kyocera Hydro Elite will be available on Verizon at the end of June, says famed leaker @evleaks, also providing an image, which you can see below.

Apparently, you’ll be able to buy the device from Verizon for $50 on contract, but no other information is provided about the Kyocera Hydro Elite. Considering the recent release of two other devices bearing the Hydro name, the Hydro EDGE and Hyrdo XTRM at CTIA 2013, it’s pretty easy to assume that the device will be nothing else than a variation on the same theme. The EDGE and XTRM are headed to Sprint  U.S. Cellular, respectively.

Kyocera Hydro Elite

What can you expect?

Well, the Kyocera Hydro Elite will certainly be a rugged smartphone, water- and dust-proof, and capable of withstanding some serious shocks.

It will probably get the same four-inch display its “brothers” use, at a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, as well as a dual-core CPU (the other two models have 1GHz and 1.2GHz CPUs) and 1GB of RAM. Both the XTRM and EDGE have 4GB of internal memory, which you can expand via the microSD slot.

Judging by the price, it’s hard to imagine that the specs will be much higher than what the other two models are offering and, to get a better idea about them, you can check out our hands-on of the two devices, at CTIA 2013.

Are you a fan of rugged smartphones? Are you looking forward to the Kyocera Hydro Elite?