Sprint, Boost Mobile and Kyocera today announced the upcoming availability of the Kyocera Hydro Edge smartphone as one of the Hydro series waterproof smartphones. Whether it's dropped in water or run through the sprinkler, Hydro Edge is built to withstand sprayed water or submersion in up to 3.28 feet of fresh water for 30 minutes. Here's more info:
Building on the success of the original Kyocera Hydro, which launched at Boost Mobile in 2012, Hydro Edge will be available this summer from both Sprint and Boost Mobile, one of Sprint's no-contract brands. Hydro Edge boasts many enhancements to its predecessor, including a dual-core processor, 4-inch touchscreen, Android 4.1 and Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver technology.
Kyocera Hydro Edge on Sprint and Boost features:
-Android 4.1, Jelly Bean -1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor -Smart Sonic Receiver technology - improves audio in noisy environments -4-inch capacitive impact-resistant touchscreen -5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video camera
Smart Sonic Receiver Technology
Hydro Edge features Kyocera's proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver technology, which eliminates the need for a traditional speaker in a handset by using vibrations to transmit sounds directly to the eardrum. Placing the phone in contact with the general area of the ear creates clear sound even in very noisy environments, such as construction sites, sporting events, concerts and playgrounds. Removing the traditional speaker eliminates the need for a speaker cavity in the phone's housing, enabling cleaner aesthetics and enhanced waterproofing.
More about Boost Mobile's plan:
Boost Mobile's no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web, email and calls to 411.
Significant savings over the life of their Hydro Edge with Boost Mobile's Shrinking Payments: for every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile's Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.
No info on the pricing and exact release date is yet available. Stay tuned. For more info visit kyocerasmartphones.com/hydro-edge