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The waterproof Kyocera Hydro WAVE smartphone makes its way to T-Mobile and MetroPCS
If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a smartphone that can be dropped in water and would like to refrain from spending almost $700 on a Galaxy S6 Active, there might be a decent option for you over at T-Mobile. Just announced earlier today, the Kyocera Hydro WAVE is a brand new smartphone that’s making its way to both T-Mobile and MetroPCS.
The Hydro WAVE sports a 5.0-inch qHD LCD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable via microSD up to 32GB) and a 2300mAh battery. It also runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and ushers in Kyocera’s new “Core Home” software experience, which is an optional, simplified UI for those who prefer the interface of a feature phone.
The big story here is the device’s IPX5 and IPX7 certifications, which allow the device to withstand submersion in water up to 30 minutes at a time in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter). It also has Military Standard 810G certification for shock and drops, an IP5X dustproof rating, and can be operated when wet.
Want to get your hands on one? If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you can purchase the Kyocera Hydro WAVE from today for $149.99 ($0 down and $6.25 per month). The device is also available for $189.99 through T-Mobile’s prepaid network. In addition, MetroPCS customers can wait until July 27th to pick one up for only $39 after instant rebates, which is an unbelievable deal.