Kyocera is known for making rugged Android smartphones, and today the company introduced its latest toughened handset.
The Kyocera DuraForce PRO is IP68-certified for resistance to dust and water, allowing it to survive being submerged in up to 2 meters (6.6 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. The DuraForce PRO also meets Military Standard 810G, which means it can last through extreme temperatures, shock, rain, humidity, vibration, and more.
When it comes to raw specs, Kyocera has equipped the DuraForce PRO with a 5-inch 1920x1080 display, octa-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3,240mAh removable battery, and dual front speakers. Also included is a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Speaking of cameras, that brings us to the DuraForce PRO’s other highlight feature. Kyocera has included a Super Wide View Camera to make the DuraForce PRO like an action camera that can go on adventures with you thanks to its ruggedized body. The DuraForce PRO offers special modes like Underwater Mode and Sports Mode, and Kyocera says that the phone can be integrated with popular action camera mounts.
Two details that Kyocera didn’t reveal today are its launch date and pricing for the DuraForce PRO, but it did say that the phone will arrive sometime this fall.
The DuraForce PRO looks like a nice addition to Kyocera’s ruggedized smartphone lineup. While it’s not exactly a high-end phone, its feature set is respectable, especially compared to some other ruggedized phones. If you’re interested in the DuraForce PRO, stay tuned and we’ll update you on its availability info once those details become available.