Kyocera Hydro XTRM Launches with MetroPCS
The Kyocera Hydro XTRM makes its way to the shelves and networks of MetroPCS! In the last year or so a new trend has surprisingly hit the likes of smart phones around the world! Durable, water proof, dust proof and military grade smart phones have become a thing. Not only have they become a thing, but carriers are actually selling them to us! Recently and most notably Samsung launched the Active S4,ZTE’s REEF, Kyocera’s Torque and a handful of others have made their way to market. Today however marks the launch of an additional waterproof military grade device, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM.
Kyocera has launched a handful of ultra durable smart phones in recent memory and the XTRM is finally finding its way to a US based carrier. Way back in May of this year Kyocera took to the stage at CTIA in Las Vegas to announce their Hydro Edge and Hydro XTRM. The XTRM initially made its way to US Cellular and ran new customers about $30 bucks on contract. The Edge was launched with Sprint and was made available during the summer. The XTRM however has found a new home with MetroPCS. Priced at $169 off contract the XTRM may prove to be an excellent option for those of us who require a bit more protection for our smart phones. The Hydro XTRM starts with the likes of Android version 4.1 and gives its users access via a 4.0 inch IPS LCD touch screen. The device is water and shockproof and meets IP 57 IP as well as MIL-STD-810 certification. Internally the XTRM comes running with a Qualcomm made Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 225 GPU, 4 GB of storage and expandable micro SD memory up to 32 GB. Around back you’ll find a 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash while a front facing 1.3 mega pixel shooter can be found up front. Add in an all day battery, GPS, Blueooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and micro USB connectivity and near perfect phone is up for grabs.
Anyone interested? Off contract, affordable, and water proof? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Also remember that all the very best in Metro PCS accessories are here.