New Kyocera Hydro Life coming to T-Mobile?

Just hours after it shared an unknown ZTE device with us – presumed to be ‘Olympia’ – Evleaks has leaked a new Kyocera device. The press image was shared in a tweet that simply stated that the phone was coming some time this year, and can be seen below.


Yet again, it’s a case of ‘we don’t know much’. No publicly available specs have yet been published and it doesn’t look exactly like anything else released by the manufacturer to date. I could liken it to the Verizon Hydro Elite, but the rear design and chromed edges are vastly different to the design of the Kyocera device on VZW’s network.

That said, it has “Sun, Aug 31” written in the on screen clock widget which might suggest that it’ll launch on T-Mobile next month. Perhaps. It’s a long shot, but it’s all we have to go on right this second.

Source: evleaks

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  • T-mobile rep

    no, this device is for metro PCS. T-Mobile P&D team just tested it.

    • Guest

      You may be right. Haven’t Huawei or Kyocera phones on T-Mobile for a while.

      • gentleman559

        Wish I would never hear of either of them again. They make garbage phones.

    • MetroPCSguy

      Yes this device is for Metro PCS as the Kyocera Hydro XTRM is going EOL. This will replace it and the Kyocera Hydro XTRM is going to have a new blowout price tomorrow July 23rd for their Back to School Sale while supplies last.

  • Sidekicker89

    I don’t understand why “Sun, Aug 31” would mean it’s a T-Mobile phone…can you explain?

    • TMoRSA

      That’s what I wondered too

    • philyew

      I don’t think he is suggesting the date is significant in identifying it as a device for TM, but rather that it might hint at the timing of its availability.

      From what I’ve seen in the past, those who leak this information based on the information which passes through the FCC during approval testing tend to use the spectrum details and assigned code numbers to determine which carriers are the intended recipients.

  • T-mobile rep

    A “date” doesn’t mean anything but a date on a phone. It’s what ever the graphic designer decides to use. Since T-mobile bought out Metro PCS, Metro PCS doesn’t have an R&D department anymore. T-mobile handles all the R&D device testing for both sides.

  • steveb944

    Hopefully this builds on their relationship so we get their future device using sapphire crystal.

  • Your Fave CSR

    i’m currently testing the device right now, running android 4.3 , decent screen for a phone of this caliber, good multi-tasking, decent camera with flash/hdr , and not a lot of bloatware. I don’t know what the guy on the bottom is talking about being a metro pcs phone only , as I don’t work for metro pcs.

  • BizzaBoy

    Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get this phone on T-Mobile ? I am sooooo sick of the 5.0 inch plus devices, that are way to big and not water resistant in any shape or form. I still keep my good old Motorola DEFY around for going on long bike rides, when it’s sooo easy to get rained out.

    In case you guys need a who road bikes, mountain bikes, hikes, skis for testing purposes …

  • Baxter DeBerry

    im so sick of seeing kyocera..