Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced that its newest waterproof 4G LTE Android smartphone, the Hydro REACH, is now available from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA nationwide. Building on the legacy of success of Kyocera’s Hydro Series, the Hydro REACH sports a large 5-inch display and with a textured back cover and rounded edges for a comfortable feel in the hand. The phone goes on sale today for just $99.99.
“The Hydro REACH is the newest addition to our successful Hydro Series of waterproof phones and provides users with a rich smartphone experience without the price tag or worry that comes with more-expensive, less durable devices,” said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. “Hydro REACH provides peace of mind when it comes to liquid exposure, one of the leading causes of smartphone failures. It’s a great alternative to more expensive smartphones that can’t keep up with people’s active lifestyles.”
With its IPX5 and IPX7 waterproof certifications, Hydro REACH will survive an unexpected shower or full immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) of water. The phone’s 5-inch touchscreen can even be operated when wet.
The Hydro REACH features the Android 5.1 “Lollipop” operating system and comes ready with Google Mobile services including Google Play, Google Hangout, Gmail, and more. The phone also is equipped with a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of 720p video capture at 30fps, a 2MP front-facing camera, Stereo Bluetooth (4.1 + LE/EDR) wireless technology support, as well as voice recognition and hearing-aid compatibility. It includes a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.1GHz Quad-core CPU, along with 8GB ROM/1GB RAM and a microSD™ memory card slot for additional memory. Hydro REACH has a long-lasting 2,160mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion) battery and includes Kyocera’s Eco Mode and MaxiMZR applications for enhanced power management.
For more information about the Kyocera Hydro REACH, visit www.kyoceramobile.com/hydro-REACH. For more information on Boost Mobile visit www.boostmobile.com and for Virgin Mobile USA visit http://www.virginmobileusa.com.