Businesses looking to outfit their workforce with a durable smartphone that can handle the rigors of a tough industrial environment may be interested in the Kyocera Hydro XTRM 4G LTE Android smartphone, currently offered in the U.S. by carrier T-Mobile through its business-to-business (B2B) channel.
The Hydro XTRM is IP57-certified for protection against dust and full immersion in up to 1 m of water for up to 30 minutes. With reinforced corners and slightly recessed, impact-resistant display, Hydro XTRM can survive drops and bumps, meeting Military Standard 810G standards. Its durable design eliminates the need for bulky, expensive protective cases, while its 4G LTE connectivity and 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor offer a strong platform to run productivity applications. Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver technology helps users hear conversations in noisy industrial environments, even when wearing helmets or ear protection—there’s no speaker “hole” because the entire screen serves as a sound transmitter. The phone has Wi-Fi calling support to help manage mobile-network usage and can act as a Wi-Fi Hotspot, providing high-speed connectivity for multiple devices. Other features include a 4-in. impact-resistant touchscreen with fringe field switching (FFS) technology for improved graphics and wider viewing angles, 5-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras, and a 2,000-mAh lithium ion battery that is assisted by Kyocera’s proprietary Eco Mode and MaxiMZR apps to manage and conserve power.