Boost Mobile has announced its new waterproof and dust-proof smartphone. The device is Kyocera Hydro Icon that will be available from this June 17th. The Hydro Icon will be sold at $149.99 off-contract and have ultimate monthly plans.
The Hydro Icon is powered by Android 4.4 Jelly Bean; it is the latest series of waterproof devices from Kyocera. Since Icon is a waterproof device, you don’t have to worry about spilling water on your phone or taking a nice shower with it (lol !!). It is water resistant and will protect your device in about 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Also Hydro Icon is IP57-rate (certified) which means it is also capable of protecting itself against dust.
The Icon has LTE connectivity (as well as 3G) and wireless charging, which are the best features you can get from devices in this particular range. Hardware specifications include a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and 4.5-inch display. It is compatibe with Power Matters Alliance (PMA) wireless chargers.
The remaining specs of Hydro Icon are – 8 GB of internal memory, expandable to 32GB with microSD and a 8-megapixel rear shooter with LED flash. The waterproof cell phone has a 2000 mAh battery and it makes use of Kyocera’s Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power management tools. Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and micro-USB 2.0 connectivity is also available.
Additionally, the device features a Military Standard 810G design that allows it to absorb shocks and the occasional tumble. The smartphone is also packed with Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology, which boosts the sound clarity in a noisy environments.
What do you think about the new Kyocera Hydro Icon? Do you think it’s going be a big competitor with other smartphones manufactures?