Verizon has reported that starting this Friday, it will begin offering Kyocera Hydro Elite for $99.99. This waterproof device with a support for 4G LTE network will be yours after you sign an agreement with this carrier and send rebate in a mail. This is a good offer if you have been searching for a low-cost smartphone that has great features and can dive into water. Along with this device, there is a standard 2-year contract attached to it.
This phone can last under water for 30 minutes and you can’t go deeper than 1 meter. This means that you can swim carrying it in your back pocket and won’t be damaged if it accidently slips out of your hands right in your water cup. This smartphone comes equipped with a 4.3-inch display which offers HD resolution. Under the hood, there is a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5GHz alongside 1.5GB of RAM. Its 2.100mAh battery gives you a nice talking time up to 13h. It has 16GB of internal storage and if this isn’t enough for you, there is a microSD slot that enables you to upgrade it up to 32GB.
Other features included in this device are an 8-mpix rear-facing camera which shoots 1080p video and secondary camera with a 1.3-mpix sensor. This phone runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 OS version out of the box. The Elite includes NFC and supports wireless charging. Its measurements are:
- Width – 2.38 inches
- Height – 4.83 inches
- Depth – 0.43 nanometers
- Weight – 4.51 oz
This is the first Android-based devise from Kyocera offered by Verizon and its 3rd overall 4G LTE enabled smartphone by this company in United States. The first two devices were Hydro XTRM and Torque. The Elite is very similar to these two and features the Smart Sonic Receiver tech of Kyocera. This feature makes the sound better as it allows the waves to travel through its ceramic transducer placed inside this device to the ear cartilage. You won’t need an in-ear speaker because the audio quality is increased to a very high level.
Before this device, Verizon was offering only two waterproof devices: 4G LTE G’zOne Commando of Casio and Casio G’zOne Commando (predecessor). Verizon is the only place where you can find low-cost waterproof device at the moment and you must take advantage of this offer.
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