Boost Mobile announced the Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE earlier in the month. And as we had expected based on that announcement -- the handset has since come available for purchase. Boost Mobile has the Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE priced at $149.99 and available for use with the Monthly Unlimited plans which begin at $40 per month.
As the 'hydro' portion of the name would suggest -- the Hydro Icon 4G LTE is a waterproof device. In this case the handset has an IP57 certification and that means it can handle being submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes time. The IP57 certification also means the handset is dust proof. Otherwise, those considering a purchase can expect a 4.5-inch qHD display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 4G LTE connectivity.
The Hydro Icon 4G LTE is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has 8GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot (with support for cards up to 32GB in size). Other spec highlights include an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and support for wireless charging. Kyocera also has the handset loaded with a 2000 mAh battery and using the Eco-Mode and MaxiMZR tools for power management.
Touching back on the monthly plans. Boost Mobile has the $40 per month "Monthly Unlimited" plan which includes unlimited talk, text and data. The first 500MB of data is high-speed on the $40 per month plan. Users can also up the high-speed data allotment by paying $50 or $60 per month for a plan that offers 2.5GB or 5GB respectively. That said, the Kyocera Hydro Icon 4G LTE is available with Boost Mobile at this time.