Kyocera has usually been known for creating low-end feature phones that no one would ever buy. You may know Kyocera for their dual screened phone they released on Sprint last year. It didn’t go over very well with the tech world and now isn’t even for sale at Sprint anymore. Be that as it may, Kyocera is at it again with two new phones that were announced at CTIA this week titled the Kyocera Rise and Kyocera Hydro.
The Rise and Hydro aren’t meant for the high-end market and that’s apparent by their specs. While both phones have Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), they are both powered by a 1Ghz processor with 512 MB of RAM. They both have 3.5 inch HVGA screens and 3.2 MP cameras on the back. They both have 4 standard Android buttons on the bottom as well. The Hydro is water-resistant and can be dropped in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The Rise is just your standard slate smartphone.
They both house CDMA radios so AT&T and Verizon are automatically out. They also don’t have LTE chipsets so I expect these phones to end on Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile. Whatever home they do find, I expect them to priced accordingly.