So the idea for building a sturdier, more robust phone for those with active lifestyles is not a new one – we’ve already seen Samsung and Nokia do it. T-Mobile is willing to put out another sturdy phone into the market, with Japanese electronics giants Kyocera building the Hydro Life smartphone which is set to launch by August 8.
Hydro Life is a 4G smartphone that is IP57 waterproof and dust-proof, so it is able to stay underwater for at least 30 minutes submerged to as deep as 3.28 feet. The phone is also Military Standard 810G shock-proof from accidental (or intentional?) drops. So these two specs alone make for a very ruggedized phone.
For tech specs, what we know is that it will be sporting a 4.5-inch impact resistant qHD screen (540×960), 2MP front-facing camera for selfies, and a 5MP main camera. It’s advertised as a 4G phone, so hopefully it will include an LTE data connection. It will have a pretty robust 2000 mAh battery.
The phone provides all of those outdoors-y consumers out there with another option on a smartphone to bring to all your hikes, mountain treks, bike trail romps and other such activities where you won’t need to worry about the Hydro Life phone taking a beating – it can take it. The phone will be available for USD$124.99 at Wal-Mart for T-Mobile consumers, while MetroPCS will also carry the phone by August 29th.