Officially announced back in May, Kyocera Hydro is about to make its debut in August. US-based carrier Boost Mobile has just confirmed the smartphone will go on sale on August 3.
Customers who wish to purchase the Kyocera Hydro will be able to do so for only $129.99 USD (excluding taxes).
This is an IPX5, IPX7 and IP67 certified smartphone and it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system onboard.
The device embeds an innovative technology built to withstand sprayed water like rain or being submerged in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
“With other water-soaked smartphones, consumers instantly move into MacGyver mode attempting to beat the odds with dry rice, Ziploc bags and other home remedies that rarely work. With the Kyocera Hydro, consumers can eliminate the panic of water damage and just enjoy their affordable Android-powered smartphone paired with Boost’s award-winning no-contract service with payments that shrink over time
,” said Andre Smith, vice president, Boost Mobile
Hardware-wise, Kyocera Hydro is equipped with a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon single-core processor, which is complemented by an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM.
There’s also 2GB of internal memory inside, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. It is also worth mentioning that Kyocera Hydro will be shipped with a free 2GB memory card in the sales package.
Furthermore, the Android phone
sports a decent 3.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 320 x 480 pixels resolution, as well as a 3-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and video recording.
“Kyocera Hydro offers a great value for a sleek, fully featured smartphone – and being waterproof is really the icing on the cake. Wireless devices and water generally are not a good combination, but with Hydro you finally get the peace of mind to know that they can peacefully coexist
,” concluded Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications, Inc.