KYOCERA has officially announced a new rugged smartphone called KYOCERA DuraForce PRO, which is resistant to shocks, drops, dust and water. The smartphone packs in a Super Wide View Full HD (1080p) Action Camera with 135 degree lens. Last year, the company had announced the KYOCERA DIGNO rafre. Lets check out the specifications and features of the device below.
KYOCERA DuraForce PRO Specifications
The KYOCERA DuraForce PRO features a 5.0-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD TFT LCD display. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with X8 LTE mode. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card. The device runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box.
The DuraForce PRO comes with a Super Wide View 13 megapixel rear action camera with LED flash and with 135 degree lens. It can take pictures and videos (1080p) underwater. On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It is drop-proof, dustproof, shockproof and has IP68 certification, so its waterproof up to 2 meters deep for about 30 minutes. It also posses Military Standard 810G certification for protection against low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, dust, shock, vibration, blowing rain, temperature fluctuations (extreme), humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain.
The smartphone packs in a fingerprint sensor embedded into its home button. It also supports Glove and Wet touchscreen operation, which will make it very easy to use the phone in adverse conditions as well.
The DuraForce PRO comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k, WiFi Direct, Mobile Hot Spot (for up to 10 devices), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Miracast, USB 2.0 and GPS as connectivity options. It packs in a 3,240 mAh battery under the hood that supports Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
The KYOCERA DuraForce PRO will be selling across the US in the near future. The company has not revealed the pricing of the smartphone yet. Usually every smartphone comes with 1 year of warranty but this one comes with 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.