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Waterproof LTE-enabled Kyocera Hydro Icon announced

June 9, 2014

Nigel Chew

Fancy waterproof smartphone, but not willing to shell out on the Galaxy S5? Kyocera’s Hydro Icon could very well be the device that you are looking for. In case you are wondering, the specifications are quite impressive and is no way inferior to Samsung’s flagship smartphone:

4.5-inch qHD capacitive, impact-resistant touchscreen display

1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU

Compatibility with Power Matters Alliance (PMA) wireless chargers

8 GB of internal memory, expandable to 32GB with microSD

8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and video camera; 2-megapixel front camera

IP57 certified: dustproof, up to 1m of submersion in water for up to 30 minutes

3G/4G LTE/Enhanced LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC and micro-USB 2.0 connectivity

2,000 mAh battery bundled with Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power-management utilities

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Besides water and dustproof abilities, the Hydro Icon has built according to a Military Standard 810G design that gives it the ability to absorb shocks and the occasional tumble. For $USD149 (RM 450), the smartphone has a considerably loaded feature-set, coming with LTE connectivity and wireless charging, things you will never see in other smartphones at the price range.

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Source: Mobile 88 Online (Malaysia)

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