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

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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Hydro View
  • Display 5.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2160 mAh(11h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ugly af.

2. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 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...

3. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 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 ;-)

4. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 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 ;-)

5. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 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?

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

7. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

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

10. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

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

11. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Kyocera is a Japanese multinational electronics manufacturer.

12. qwertsun

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

I am pretty sure Kyocera is Japanese.

15. eghaw

Posts: 17; Member since: May 12, 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.

8. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

samsung galaxy tab like design

9. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Kyocera broke my heart :(

13. qwertsun

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 02, 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/

16. eghaw

Posts: 17; Member since: May 12, 2015

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

14. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh...

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