Kyocera has added a new member to its Hydro family with the launch of the highly durable, yet affordable Hydro Life smartphone that’s headed to T-Mobile and MetroPCS in the US. The device will cost just $124.99 and offer HSPA+ connectivity on both carriers.
Sadly, there’s no 4G LTE support onboard. The Kyocera Hydro Life comes with 4.5-inch qHD display and there’s a 2MP camera on the front. A 5MP snapper can be found on the rear, while a 2000mAh battery gets things up and running. The company is still keeping mum about the other components and we have no idea on what version of Android the handset runs.
What we do know is that the proprietary Eco Mode and MaxiMZR apps have been included to extend the activity time. Unlike most super rugged smartphones which tend to look quite ugly with the extra protection on, this one has a simple appearance and looks no different from you average Android handset.
The interesting part of the device is that it meets Military Standard 810G specifications which gives it added protection from shocks and drops. It’s also IP57-certified which means that it can be submerged at up to 3.28 feet for a maximum period of 30 minutes.
Known Kyocera Hydro Life specs:
– 4.5-inch qHD display
– 2MP front camera
– 5MP rear shooter
– HSPA+ connectivity
– 2000mAh battery
– Military Standard 810G- and IP57-certified design
The Kyocera Hydro Life will be available for T-Mobile customers starting August 8 through Walmart, while MetroPCS plans to launch the device on the 29th. The aforementioned price is sans any taxes and fees.