Kyocera Hydro heads to Boost Mobile in August

by features on July 17, 2012

in Android

Kyocera‘s latest waterproof Android handset, the Kyocera Hydro, finally has a carrier. Kyocera announced today that the Hydro will be available at Boost Mobile starting August 3 and will run you $129.99. With that price, the phone itself isn’t too terrible a choice if you’re in the market for a budget handset, especially if you find yourself getting completely soaked on a consistent basis.


The Hydro, which runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes 3G-enabled, features a 3.5-inch touch screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and weighs in at a mere 4.6 ounces. As with most budget handsets, the specs leave something to be desired, but if your interest in the Kyocera Hydro remains steadfast, check out our hands-on video below to get a better idea of what you’ll be purchasing.

When the Hydro becomes available on August 3, you’ll be able to purchase one by stopping in at any Boost Mobile store or ordering it from Boost’s website. Other select stores will be carrying it as well, but Kyocera didn’t clarify which stores those actually are. For more information on the Hydro and Kyocera in general, have a look at our story timeline below!

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : Hydro C5170
    Manufactuer : Kyocera
    Carrier : Boost Mobile
    Announced Date : May 08, 2012
    Release Date : August 03, 2012
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 3.5 Inch
  • Resolution : 480×320
  • Screen Type : IPS LCD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 4.53 Inch
  • Width : 2.44 Inch
  • Depth : 0.5 Inch
  • Weight : 120 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 4.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • AMR
  • MID
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
    Video Playback:
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • 3GP
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
  • WMV
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM

Hardware

    CPU : MSM8655 Snapdragon
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 1
    Ram : 512 MB
    Internal Storage : 2 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 3.2 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Flash
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • CDMA
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
  • 2100
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via CNET]



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