U.S. Cellular and Kyocera have entered into a collaboration for launching the Hydro XTRM 4G LTE which refrains from bringing a hefty price tag. It is currently available through the carrier’s official website and is slated to hit store shelves across the country on May 24, that’s this Friday.
The Kyocera Hydro XTRM 4G LTE comes across as a sturdy piece of hardware that has received the Military Standard 810G certification that makes it resistant to shock as well as spills and splashes. Apart from this, it is IP57-certified and hence users can expect it to withstand dust and stay immersed in about a meter of water for close to half an hour. Another advantage of the phone is that it offers compliance to the 4G LTE mobile network of the service provider at a reasonable price.
This smartphone doesn’t shy away from packing in a punch and binges on the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 platform. But nothing has been mentioned about an OTA update for the latest iteration of the OS. It goes without saying that prospective customers can visit the Play store for downloading apps and games. The handset’s internal working is carried out under the supervision of a dual core processor that can clock in a maximum speed of 1.2GHz. There’s 4GB of onboard memory and an expansion slot has also been embedded for inserting a microSD card and increasing the storage capacity by up to 32GB.
Its front side has been fitted with a capacitive display which provides a multi-touch real estate of 4 inches as well as front-mounted 1.3MP webcam which comes in handy for the purpose of making face-to-face conference calls. A 5MP rear-facing camera with flash has been thrown in for casual photographers and it can be employed for the purpose of capturing images and videos. Common features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are added for ensuring wireless data transfer and web access through hotspots.
The Kyocera Hydro XTRM can now be purchased online for a price of $29.99, after a mail-in rebate. It requires a two-year customer agreement as well as a qualifying data plan.
Key specifications of the Kyocera Hydro XTRM at a glance:
– 4-inch capacitive touchscreen
– 5MP camera, 1.3MP front-mounted webcam
– Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS
– 1.2GHz dual core processor
– 4GB onboard memory, expandable up to 32GB
– Water-, dust- and shock-resistant