The tech world is converging on Las Vegas this week for CTIA 2013, and one of the first major announcements have been made. Sprint has announced the Kyocera Hydro Edge, the followup to the original Hydro that was introduced last year. This device boasts water-proof capabilities, with Sprint assuring folks that a splash of water or up to 3.3 feet of submersion for up to 30 minutes won’t prove to be a problem for this little guy.
The device is quite decent for those who it’s aimed at. You’re looking at a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon Processor, a 4-inch impact resistant display, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more. One of the unique features of the phone is its Smart Sonic Receiver, a form of bone conduction that will transmit audio to your inner-ear using vibrations (some of the same technology at work on Google Glass).
That sort of feature is key for some folks working in the field. Particularly, those working in construction would benefit from being able to clearly hear callers on the other end over loud machinery. Sprint will be making the device available for both Sprint and Boost Mobile customers starting some point this summer, but the carrier was not yet ready to indulge us on pricing and exact release date information.