Kyocera Shows Off the Hydro Air, Bound for AT&T
Updated: Initially mentioned glove support, which was incorrect.
Kyocera has revealed the Hydro Air, a new waterproof smartphone headed to AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service, on its web site. The Hydro Air features a 5-inch quarter HD (960 x 540) display that supports wet-finger use. Kyocera says the phone is rated IP57 against liquid ingress, meaning it can sit in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and support for memory cards up to 32GB. The main camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and can capture full HD video, and the front camera has a 2-megapixel sensor. The Hydro Air has a 2,300mAh battery, which cannot be removed. The device ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop and will cost $99 when it reaches stores.
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