Kyocera Unveils Hydro SHORE, Available Exclusively on AT&T GoPhone at Walmart

Affordable Hydro SHORE Offers Waterproof Durability with 5-Inch

International Inc.
today unveiled the new Kyocera Hydro
, 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
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

For more information about the Kyocera Hydro SHORE, visit
or see it at Walmart by clicking here.


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

(NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (,
the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in
1959 as a producer of fine
(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.

© 2016 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered
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. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 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.

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


Kyocera International Inc.
John Chier, 858-882-3543
Meyer, 858-768-1527