Kyocera will be giving a tough competition to Sony for the smartphones which can be used underwater upto a depth of meter or so. With recently announced KDDI Torque G02 in Japan, it is reported to be first smartphone on the globe which can work effortlessly under seawater.

Kyocera Torque G02
Kyocera Torque G02

The Torque G02 has 4.7-inch IGZO LCD screen with a resolution of 720p. One can easily capture the marine life with specifically designed 13MP camera with LED flash. It has endurance for water pressure for 30 minutes upto a depth of 1.5 meters. Powered by Qualcomm 1.4 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB on-board storage which can be extended upto 128GB with memory cards. With multiple connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC it runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. It also supports Qi wireless charging and features a 5MP selfie shooter.


Sony till now has been a front runner in providing IPX certified handsets for a while. Unlike Xperia ZR, Torque G02 is not only IPX5/IPX8 certified but also has passed US military procurement (MIL-STD-810G) standard. With total of 21 types of endurance specifications it is seen to be a He-Man in the arena of smartphones. It houses a fully detachable 2910mAh battery.

With three color variants of Green, Red and Black, Torque G02 will be available in early July. Currently the price at which it will be available is not known.


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