Sprint and Boost Mobile Announce Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Edge Is Coming Later This Summer

Posted May 21, 2013

and Boost Mobile announced today that the Kyocera Hydro Edge will be offered later this summer.  The Kyocera Hydro Edge’s pricing and timing of the availability is not yet known.  Some of the Kyocera Hydro Edge specifications are Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), 4-inch IPS impact-resistant display, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel rear camera.

The Kyocera Hydro Edge has an IP57 rating that can handle being underwater for up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water.  The phone also has Kyocera’s Smart Sonic Receiver technology, which does away with the need for a traditional speaker in a handset by using vibrations to send sounds directly to the eardrum.  Placing the phone in contact with the area of the area makes sound clear in very noisy environments like a construction site, concert, or sporting event.

?Just about everyone knows someone who has damaged their phone in water,? stated Sprint SVP of Product Fared Adib. ?Kyocera Hydro Edge is the perfect smartphone to eliminate the panic of water damage for busy parents or anyone who works outside ? from lifeguards to landscape architects. Sprint is making it even more affordable to enjoy Hydro Edge by giving our customers the choice between Sprint and Boost Mobile for their device purchase.?

The Kyocera Hydro Edge is a successor to the Kyocera Hydro, which was launched at Boost Mobile in 2012.  Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Sprint, specializes in prepaid phone plans.  There will be upfront savings with a new two-year agreement.