It looks like Panasonic isn’t the only smartphone manufacturer to announce a waterproof device as Kyocera is making a splash by introducing its new Hydro XTRM.
The Kyocera Hydro XTRM has a Military Standard 810G certification to withstand drops, can survive 3.28 feet of water for up to 30 minutes and has IP57 dust resistance. The Hydro XTRM also includes Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver, which is a technology that replaces a phone’s peaked with a ceramic actuator, turning sounds into vibrations that travel through the body directly to a person’s eardrum. As for its specs, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch impact-resistant touchscreen display, a 5MP rear-facing camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE.
U.S. Cellular will begin selling the Kyocera Hydro XTRM starting today online and in its retail stores on May 24 for $29.99 after an instant rebate. Not a bad deal for an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone that can survive drops, dust storms and being submerged into water, don’t you think?