The Japanese electronics company Kyocera hits the market with the groundbreaking technology, implemented in the new smartphone Urbano Progresso.
We are talking about a new Android smartphone, which doesn’t have any speaker membranes, but promotes a new technology for reproducing sound- the “Smart Sonic Receiver”, tissue conducting sound, which is a new way of transferring the sound, from the phone to the user’s ear. This technology uses vibrations that actually produce the sound.
The new technology was a result of the teamed effort by Kyocera and the Japanese carrier KDDI, which set its goal to place new Android smartphones on the market. Actually, the smartphone display is the one that emits the sound through vibrations, not the dedicated earpiece grill, which is usually on the top of the front side of the phone. The manufacturers say that this way, everybody can hear the phone, even in the loudest environment and will produce very clear and sharp sound. This can be a benefit even to the hearing- impaired users, who will be able to sense the incoming call, by the specific vibrations that the phone produces.
When it comes to the specs- the smartphone runs Android 4.0 with a customized UI and has 1.4 GHz dual core SnapdragonS2 processor, 4 inch display and an 8.1 MP rear camera.
Speaking of memory, this device is packed with 1GB RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
It’s still unknown whether the smartphone will be available on every market, since it is able to work on different networks and has GSM, GPRS, UMTS antennas, or only for the Japanese one- it has preinstalled specific applications common for Japanese customers- like FeliCa payment system.
It is said that there will be a CDMA version available also.
The customers will have the opportunity to buy this model earliest on 30 May 2012.