Kyocera Launches Waterproof Hydro REACH Smartphone, Available Now from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA

Affordable Hydro REACH Offers Large 5-Inch Display in a Sleek,
Waterproof Design

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#boostmobileKyocera
Communications Inc.
today announced that its newest waterproof 4G
LTE Android smartphone, the Hydro
, is now available from Boost
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

For more information about the Kyocera Hydro REACH, visit
For more information on Boost Mobile visit
and for Virgin Mobile USA visit

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,

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (,
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.

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trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.;
use of this trademark is subject to
. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of
Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other
countries. microSD is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC in the United States and
other countries. Bluetooth mark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and
any use of such mark is under license. All other marks are properties of
their respective owners.


Kyocera Communications Inc.
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