SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera International Inc. today unveiled the new Kyocera Hydro SHORE, a waterproof1 4G LTE AT&T GoPhone2. The latest in Kyocera’s portfolio of durable, waterproof devices, the Hydro SHORE sports a 5-inch display. The phone launches tomorrow exclusively at Walmart and at www.walmart.com for $79.99.
“The Hydro SHORE provides enhanced functionality, large screen size and style at an affordable price, with the added peace of mind that comes with a device that can survive the spills and splashes of everyday life,” said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing at Kyocera International’s Communications Equipment Group. “Exposure to water is a leading cause of smartphone failures. Hydro SHORE helps to protect against that, providing a more worry-free experience for AT&T GoPhone customers.”
Hydro SHORE’s waterproof design protects against everyday hazards, like drops in a puddle, sink or the dreaded fall into the toilet. With its IPX5 and IPX7 certifications, it will survive an unexpected shower or water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 3.28 feet (1 meter) of water.1 Hydro SHORE also carries an IP5X dustproof rating.3 Beyond just surviving water, Wet Touchscreen Operation also allows the phone’s touchscreen display to remain functional when wet.
The Hydro SHORE features Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It’s equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of full-HD 1080p video capture and video streaming at 30 frames per second, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone includes a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.1GHz Quad-Core processor, along with 8GB ROM/1GB RAM and a microSD™ memory card slot for up to 64GB of additional memory (sold separately). Hydro SHORE has a 2160mAh Lithium ion battery and includes Kyocera’s Eco Mode for enhanced power management. It can also serve as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices.4
Kyocera International Inc.’s Communication Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life’s challenges. At the heart of Kyocera’s products is a belief that one size doesn’t fit all and that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://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 mobile phones, electronic components, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2016, the company’s net sales totaled 1.48 trillion yen (approx. USD13.1 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #552 on Forbes magazine’s current “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.
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1 Certified IPX5 for protection against water spray.
Certified IPX7 for protection against water immersion in up to 3.28 ft
(1 m) for 30 minutes. Phone will not operate under water and should be
dried as quickly as possible when wet.
2 4G LTE not available everywhere. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
3 Certified IP5X for protection against dust.
4 Additional fees may apply.