Kyocera, A Japan based electronics company has unveiled its Kyocera DuraForce PRO rugged smartphone. The 4G LTE-enabled handset will go on sale in the US starting next month. It comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. But unfortunately, its pricing details have not been revealed yet.
Kyocera DuraForce PRO is a tough, drop-proof, dustproof and shockproof smartphone. It has IP68 rating, which means that it can sustain itself for up to 30 minutes underwater of 2 meters deep. It also certified to Military Standard 810G for protection, So this phone can handle difficult environmental conditions.
It sports a 5-inch Full HD display. Inside Kyocera DuraForce PRO you will find out an Octa core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU with X8 LTE modem and 2GB of RAM. You will also get a 32GB of built-in storage that can be expanded by up-to 256GB using a MicroSD card.
The handset runs on a 3,240mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It also features a Fingerprint Sensor embedded into its power button, and a 13-megapixel wide View Full-HD Action camera that can also take underwater photos. It also includes a 5-megapixel front camera.
The phone has an amazing feature called Glove & Wet TouchScreen Operation that enables you to use the phone even when the screen is wet or use it with gloves. The connectivity features include NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k, Wi-Fi Mobile Hot Spot for up to ten devices, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast and USB 2.0.
Kyocera DuraForce Pro specifications
|Display||5-inch 1080p Full HD display|
|Processor||1.5GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC with X8 LTE modem|
|Storage||32GB expandable storage up to 256GB via a microSD card|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Camera||13 megapixel Wide View Full HD Action camera, 5 megapixel front camera|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k, Wi-Fi Mobile Hot Spot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, Miracast, USB 2.0|
|Battery||3,240mAh with Quick Charge 2.0|
|Features||Fingerprint Sensor, IPX5/IPX8 waterproof, shockproof|