Sprint and Virgin to Sell Kyocera Hydro Vibe

Posted by at 12:27 pm on May 6, 2014

Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA have announced the pending availability of the Hydro Vibe, a new water-resistant Android smartphone from Kyocera.

The phone can withstand a 30-minute bath in waters up to 1 meter deep and has a break-resistant 4.5-inch qHD screen. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Vibe includes an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and HDR/panorama shooting mode, and has a 2-megapixel user-facing camera. The Vibe offers some Kyocera-specific features, including its Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology and Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power-management apps.

The Hydro Vibe also offers NFC, wireless charging, 8GB of internal storage, and support for memory cards up to 32GB. The Kydro Vibe is compatible with Sprint Spark in markets where available.

Sprint will begin selling the Kyocera Hydro Vibe May 9 for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $9.59. Virgin Mobile USA will begin selling the Vibe May 27 for $150.

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1 Comment for “Sprint and Virgin to Sell Kyocera Hydro Vibe”

  1. […] Technology Tell – May 6, 2014 Kyocera Unveils Waterproof Hydro Vibe Smartphone for Sprint and Virgin Mobile Ever since Sony and Samsung brought water and dust protection features to their high-end Android devices, the demand for rugged phones has increased immensely. More and more gadget enthusiasts seem to learn the benefits of owning durable slabs of silicon in lieu of the flimsy, ultra-thin handhelds that were once so popular, and so, OEMs like Kyocera have the chance to become household names in the industry all of a sudden. http://www.technologytell.com/gadgets/143414/kyocera-unveils-waterproof-hydro-vibe-smartphone-sprint-virgin-mobile/ Takes on Tech – May 6, 2014 Sprint and Virgin to Sell Kyocera Hydro Vibe Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA have announced the pending availability of the Hydro Vibe, a new water-resistant Android smartphone from Kyocera. The phone can withstand a 30-minute bath in waters up to 1 meter deep and has a break-resistant 4.5-inch qHD screen. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Vibe includes an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and HDR/panorama shooting mode, and has a 2-megapixel user-facing camera. The Vibe offers some Kyocera-specific features, including its Smart Sonic Receiver audio technology and Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR power-management apps. http://www.takesontech.com/sprint-virgin-sell-kyocera-hydro-vibe […]

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