Kyocera Hydro Vibe announced for Sprint, Virgin Mobile

Kyocera Hydro Vibe announced for Sprint, Virgin Mobile

Sprint and its subsidiary Virgin Mobile are about to get rugged Kyocera Hydro Vibe, with former launching it on Friday, May 9th; while the latter will start selling Kyocera’s baby on May 27th.

Specs wise, this is a mid-range device with specs that include a 4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) screen, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon quad-core chip clocked at 1.2Ghz (likely Snapdragon 400), 1.5GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 2,000 mAh battery. LTE connectivity also comes included, all with Sprint Spark support.

However, the biggest selling point of this phone is its rugged, water- and dust-resistant body; with IP57 certification, Hydro Vibe can be submerged for up to 30 minutes in a meter of water before it will start to take damage.

Sprint will offer Kyocera’s phone with its “Easy Pay” payment plan, where you can get the phone for $10 a month for two years. Virgin, on the other hand, will sell it outright for $149.99.

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