Encouraged by the Hydro’s huge success, Kyocera decided to launch two more phones with similar characteristics and slightly upgraded specs. One of them, the Hydro Edge soon will be headed to Sprint and Boost Mobile. Although both carriers are yet to confirm pricing, Kyocera revealed that the Edge will probably start selling at the same affordable price level as did the original Hydro, meaning it may cost $129.99. The phone is bound to be released on Sprint and Boost Mobile by this summer.
Sprint and Boost to launch Kyocera Hydro Edge
The Kyocera Edge’s most characteristic feature is its resistance to elements. Since the device belongs to the Hydro lineup, it is both dust and water resistant. Not only will it withstand an accidental splash but it will also survive submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. The phone sports a 4-inch IPS touchscreen display with a 800 x 480-pixel resolution and a pixel density of 233 ppi. Driving the handset is a 1 GHz dual-core processor paired with 1 GB of RAM.
Internal memory is rather humble offering no more than 4 GB but the Edge has a microSD card compatible with up to 32 GB cards. The Kyocera Hydro Edge comes with one unusual feature. It does not have in-ear audio speaker opening above the display. You probably wonder how the sound transmits. It is actually very simple – audio comes through the phone’s ceramic transducer. The handset also packs a 1,600 mAh battery and a 5-megapixel camera, offering such photo editing features as panoramic and HDR shooting. The Edge runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box.