Sprint and Virgin Mobile have just taken the wraps off the new Kyocera Hydro Vibe, which is a water resistant budget offering with a capable hardware specs sheet. Sprint will offer the smartphone early to its customers starting from the 9th of May with a price tag of $10 per month for a period of two years. Virgin Mobile is selling the device for $149.99 off contract, but users will have to wait until the 27th of this month to get the handset.
The Hydro Vibe comes with a 4.5 inch 960 x 540 resolution display, a quad core 1.4 GHz CPU, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,000 mAh battery. The handset features IP57 certification which should be very useful in rainy conditions.
Sprint users will be pleased to know that the handset supports the company’s Sprint Spark tri-band LTE networks, which is probably why it costs $90 more than the Virgin Mobile variant. This is a very good value on a midrange device with water resistance and other decent specs on offer, although the relatively older version of Android might be concerning to a few.
Via: Android Police