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.