Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite to launch on Verizon August 29th

Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite to launch on Verizon August 29th
The waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite is going to be available from Verizon starting on August 29th, which is this coming Thursday. With a name like Hydro Elite, you expect the handset to offer a high level of protection against water. Sure enough, this model can be immersed in up to one meter of water (3 feet) for a half an hour and keep ticking.

The Kyocera Hydro Elite will feature a 4.3 inch 720 x 1280 display with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor under the hood. Smart Sonic Receiver technology allows you to hear the other end of your phone conversation even if you're sitting in the middle of a packed 80,000 seat football stadium. The rear and front facing cameras are 8MP and 1.3MP respectively and a 2100mAh battery keeps the lights on. The phone also supports wireless charging.

Android or smartphone newbs will be happy to see the "starter mode" on board. This helps those who have never had an Android phone or a smartphone, set up the handset thanks to large fonts and intuitive graphics. The Kyocera Hydro Elite is $99.99 with a signed two-year contract, and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

source: Verizon via UnwiredView

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Hydro Elite
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. rtol1

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

The phones that end up on Verizon some times... my god.

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Seriously though, we then get phones like the HTC One months later than other carriers. Such an odd provider...

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

You just read my mind. Incredible that Verizon get's a flagship months after being released and they settle for this crap out of the blue.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pardon the Frak me.. "Smart Sonic Receiver technology allows you to hear the other end of your phone conversation even if you're sitting in the middle of a packed 80,000 seat football stadium." It bone conducts or is just really loud, I'm not sure.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It sends vibrations to your ear so you can hear.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Thanks, makes sense to me now.

7. stealthd unregistered

That's just how sound works

10. MattyP

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

stealth, I'm not sure what posting that really offers, as that's not just how sound works, or it would apply to everything if that were the case, but the technology has to be implemented to manipulate the vibrations through bone conduction. Essentially like a direct injection of sound to your head for anyone that was wondering. Posting something like you did, is like saying to someone asking about Wi-Fi, "That's just how radio works," it offers nothing to someone's knowledge that is wanting to understand it. BTW, hate to be "that guy" but wiki can explain it easier than anyone in a comments section...

8. AtomicMe

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Kyocera is still in business?!??? Well... How bout that...

9. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Still not the G2, why am I laughing but crying at the same time. Thank god for phones like this, comic relief in sad times of uncertainty

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