Sprint today announced it'll offer the all new Kyocera Hydro Vibe waterproof 4G LTE smartphone beginning Friday, May 9, and Virgin Mobile USA will offer the Android phone without a contract, beginning May 27. Here's more info on this waterproof smartphone:
Kyocera Hydro Vibe is the newest addition to Kyocera's Hydro Series of waterproof Android smartphones, all of which can be completely submerged in up to one meter (3.28 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. Built with affordable style and everyday protection in mind, Hydro Vibe features a thin bezel and Kyocera's award-winning Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology, allowing users to hear conversations more clearly in noisy environments like baseball games and loud restaurants.
In addition to being IP57-rated for protection against dust and water intrusion, Kyocera Hydro Vibe boasts the following features:
-Android 4.3, Jelly Bean -4.5-inch qHD capacitive, impact-resistant touchscreen display -8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and video camera; 2-megapixel front camera -Near Field Communication (NFC)-capable for easy file sharing with other NFC-enabled devices -Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU -Wireless charging (PMA) -2,000mAh battery for longer use on a single charge, plus Kyocera's proprietary Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power-management apps -8GB of on-board memory, expandable to 32GB with microSD
The device will also run on Sprint Spark in markets where available. Sprint Spark is an enhanced LTE service designed to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications, with peak wireless speed of 60Mbps. Sprint recently launched six new Spark markets -- Newark, N.J.; Oakland, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Tacoma, Wash.; Waukegan, Ill., and West Palm Beach, Fla. Sprint has launched 24 Sprint Spark markets and is expected to reach 100 million people by the end of the year.
In addition to Sprint Spark, Sprint continues to bring the most advanced innovation in sound quality to its customers with High-Definition (HD) Voice. HD Voice is a new Sprint standard for crystal-clear voice calls. It provides a fuller, more natural-sounding voice, plus noise-canceling technology that virtually eliminates background noise from places like a busy road or crowded restaurant.
For Sprint Customers
With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Hydro Vibe for $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $9.59.
The Sprint Framily Plan lets customers decide who they consider family. The more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan. For one line of service, new Sprint customers pay $55 per month per line for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data while on the Sprint network (excluding taxes and surcharges). For each additional new Sprint customer who joins the Framily group, the cost per person goes down $5 a month up to a maximum monthly discount of $30 per line. For only $20 per month per line, Sprint Framily Plan members can buy up to unlimited data while on the Sprint network, and they are eligible to get a new phone every year.
Virgin Mobile Customers
Kyocera Hydro Vibe will be available beginning Tuesday, May 27, on www.virginmobileusa.com for $149.99. All of Virgin Mobile's smartphones can be paired with Virgin Mobile's Beyond Talk No-Contract plans with unlimited 3G data, and available 4G LTE data speeds for mobile phone service, including Android-powered smartphones. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk monthly unlimited data and messaging plans, which start at $35, are ideal for those smartphone users hungry for the most connectivity and the least amount of voice minutes.
Please visit kyocerasmartphones.com/hydro-vibe for more information.