Affordable Hydro REACH Offers Large 5-Inch Display in a Sleek, Waterproof Design
SAN DIEGO – Apr. 15, 2016 – Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced that its newest waterproof 4G LTE Android smartphone, the Hydro REACH, is now available from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA nationwide. Building on the legacy of success of Kyocera’s Hydro Series, the Hydro REACH sports a large 5-inch display and with a textured back cover and rounded edges for a comfortable feel in the hand. The phone goes on sale today for just $99.99.
“The Hydro REACH is the newest addition to our successful Hydro Series of waterproof phones and provides users with a rich smartphone experience without the price tag or worry that comes with more-expensive, less durable devices,” said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. “Hydro REACH provides peace of mind when it comes to liquid exposure, one of the leading causes of smartphone failures. It’s a great alternative to more expensive smartphones that can’t keep up with people’s active lifestyles.”
With its IPX5 and IPX7 waterproof certifications, Hydro REACH will survive an unexpected shower or full immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) of water. The phone’s 5-inch touchscreen can even be operated when wet.
The Hydro REACH features the Android 5.1 “Lollipop” operating system and comes ready with Google Mobile services including Google Play, Google Hangout, Gmail, and more. The phone also is equipped with a 5MP rear-facing camera capable of 720p video capture at 30fps, a 2MP front-facing camera, Stereo Bluetooth (4.1 + LE/EDR) wireless technology support, as well as voice recognition and hearing-aid compatibility. It includes a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.1GHz Quad-core CPU, along with 8GB ROM/1GB RAM and a microSD™ memory card slot for additional memory. Hydro REACH has a long-lasting 2,160mAh Lithium ion (Li-ion) battery and includes Kyocera’s Eco Mode and MaxiMZR applications for enhanced power management.
For more information about the Kyocera Hydro REACH, visit www.kyoceramobile.com/hydro-REACH. For more information on Boost Mobile visit www.boostmobile.com and for Virgin Mobile USA visithttp://www.virginmobileusa.com.
About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded wireless devices in the Americas. It is part of the global Kyocera Group, which was founded in 1959 and is a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, solar power generating systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. With a 56-year history of quality and innovation, Kyocera is the U.S. market leader in durable and waterproof mobile devices for consumers and enterprises. Kyocera uniquely combines Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security and application support with consumer-tier pricing and availability from the nation’s leading wireless service providers. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile,twitter.com/kyoceramobile or linkedin.com/company/kyocera-communications-inc.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (global.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company’s net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.