Kyocera recently unveiled its new water-resistant smartphone at the CTIA 2012 Trade Show, the Kyocera Hydro. The new smartphone comes with IPx5 (resistant to spraying water) and IPx7 (resistant to submersion) ratings, which makes the handset capable of being submerged in up to one meter of water for approximately 30 minutes and come out working normally.
Other than its noteworthy water-resistant capability, the Hydro is an entry-level device. It comes equipped with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display with a 480×320 pixel resolution, it is powered by a 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM and supposedly a microSD memory card reader.
On the rear of the Hydro, there’s a 3.2-Megapixel camera, it lacks a front-facing camera and a 1500mAh battery as it’s power source. The Hydro will make it’s grand debut with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich plus it will support CDMA networks so if it ever makes it way onto the US market it will be seen on CDMA carriers such as Sprint, Boost Mobile or Verizon Wireless.