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Water-resistant Kyocera Hydro View launches on January 8 on Cricket

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Water-resistant Kyocera Hydro View launches on January 8 on Cricket
Kyocera and Cricket Wireless today announced a new Android smartphone called Hydro View. Just like Kyocera's previous Hydro handsets, the new one is dust- and water-resistant (IP57-certified) - thus, it can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes without being damaged.

The Hydro View resembles the Kyocera Hydro Air that was released in October by AT&T, though it's a bit smaller and thinner (139 x 72.1 x 9.9 mm vs. 143.8 x 72.8 x 10.9 mm).

The new smartphone sports a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, obviously not being a device made for customers who want advanced features. Fortunately, the handset has LTE connectivity - this is becoming a norm even for low-end devices. The Hydro View further comes with a 5 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal memory - which can be expanded thanks to a microSD card slot. At the moment, the Hydro View runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and Kyocera didn't say if it's going to update it to Android Marshmallow.

Cricket Wireless will sell the Kyocera Hydro View starting January 8 for just $79.99 (no contract required). So, who's planning to buy this new handset?


sources: Cricket, Kyocera

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posted on 04 Jan 2016, 13:58 2

1. shaineql (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Ugly af.

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 18:01

2. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Oh for god's sake, big screens with ridiculous low resolutions and ridiculously low-end SoC's? Is that how "they" will lure new customers into the Android-world? Djeez...

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 18:02 1

3. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Oh for god's sake, big screens with ridiculous low resolutions and ridiculously low-end SoC's? Is that how "they" will lure new customers into the Android-world? Bur look, i csn piss on it snd it wont break ;-)

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 18:03

4. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Oh for god's sake, big screens with ridiculous low resolutions and ridiculously low-end SoC's? Is that how "they" will lure new customers into the Android-world? Burtlook, i can piss on it and it wont break ;-)

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 18:08

5. epdm2be (Posts: 556; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Goddamned is there no way to remove a comment? Not to mention that stupid time limit! And why is using this crap so goddamn difficult on phone?

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 20:08 1

6. ibend (Posts: 5124; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


there is no excuse to keep using SD210..,we can find lots of better phone under $100 with mediatek processor and 720p screen, unless they make this one rugged, shockproof, with shatterproof screen, and 5000mAh battery

posted on 04 Jan 2016, 21:34

7. hanabi (Posts: 177; Member since: 08 Oct 2015)


Japanese shuld learn design even from chinese these days ... never thought this day wuld come

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 01:23

10. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


Kyocera is Korean. But yes they better high end phones.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 05:07

11. andynaija (Posts: 919; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Kyocera is a Japanese multinational electronics manufacturer.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 05:09

12. qwertsun (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Dec 2015)


I am pretty sure Kyocera is Japanese.

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:23 1

15. eghaw (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 May 2015)


Don't just assume it's Korean with the letter "K".
Kyocera is Japanese, and Kyocera is the short form of "Kyoto Ceramic", and Kyoto is a Japanese city.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 01:12

8. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


samsung galaxy tab like design

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 01:14

9. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Kyocera broke my heart :(

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 05:21

13. qwertsun (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Dec 2015)


Woah woah, hold your horses. Kyocera has quite a few good spec-ed and unique design smartphone in their home country!

You should check out Kyocera 2014 models for AU KDDI

au.kddi.com/mobile/product/smartphone/v01/
au.kddi.com/mobile/product/smartphone/l03/

posted on 06 Jan 2016, 13:25 1

16. eghaw (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 May 2015)


Japanese always make great stuff, but mostly only sold in Japan. If you're serious about buying great stuff, consider moving to Japan.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 19:55

14. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3319; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Meh...

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