Cricket’s Kyocera Hydro Plus is rugged, waterproof, cheap, low-end
Cricket has launched the Kyocera Hydro Plus today. As all of its predecessors in Kyocera’s Hydro range, the new device is an Android smartphone that comes in a rugged casing. It is IP57 certified, and can withstand being immersed in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes.
That’s its main claim to fame, by the way, sort of seconded by how affordable it is. That’s because in terms of specs, this is absolutely nothing to get excited about.
The Kyocera Hydro Plus comes with a 3.5-inch 320×480 IPS touchscreen, a 3.2 MP camera with LED flash, a 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 2 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and all the connectivity options we’re used to in this day and age (sans LTE, though).
The handset can be yours for just $139.99 without any contract commitment. It should go live at Cricket at some point soon. This is clearly one aimed squarely at those who have to have a cheap rugged smartphone. If you’re not one of those, however, keep in mind that you can find the much better specced Moto G even cheaper in some places such as Verizon or Boost Mobile.