If you are planning in buying a water- and dust-proof Android based smartphone that also comes with impact-resistant touchscreen abilities, then you should head your attention towards the recently announced Kyocera Hydro Icon. Boost Mobile will release this budget friendly smartphone with LTE support this month, on June 17th therefore if you want to save some money while getting an interesting handset, check the lines from below for further info.
As mentioned, Kyocera Hydro Icon is water and dust proof which might make it a good alternative for those who aren’t willing to spend all their money on the Galaxy S5 or on the Sony Xperia Z2 – both devices are coming with same capabilities as the Hydro Icon. Why am I saying that? Well, basically because on Boost Mobile, the phone will be priced at only $149.99 and that for the off-contract version.
Now, heading towards other aspects, I should tell you that the Kyocera Hydro Icon comes with decent to high end performances, though since its price is more than affordable you shouldn’t expect to receive something that worth our attention. Anyhow, the phone comes with a 4.5-inch qHD display, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 8 GB of internal storage memory, micro SD card slot, 8 MP camera on the back, 4G LTE support, NFC and with a 2,000 mAh battery.
Unfortunately, Hydro Icon comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS pre-installed and there are no clues related to a future KitKat update, though probably the firmware will be eventually rolled out as an OTA release.
Other than that, Boost Mobile hasn’t posted an official announcement yet, but as already mentioned during the introduction, Kyocera Hydro Icon should be released starting from June 17th. So, what do you say, are you interested in buying this LTE based, water and dust proof Android Jelly Bean powered handset, or you rather choose a more powerful – and more expensive – device instead?