Kyocera, well-known durable phone maker, has officially announced its newest rugged smartphone, called the Kyocera Duraforce PRO. It seems original Duraforce and DuraXE phones that performing very well with the market need.
The most selling point of Duraforce PRO is its camera feature. Company says it is the first rugged smartphone with a built-in Super Wide View FHD (1080p) Action camera. The handset still offers an affordable, durable and dependable smartphone for both business users and consumers.
It brings shockproof, drop-proof, and dustproof. All are certifications to IP68 (waterproof up to 30 minutes and up to 2 meters deep). It is also fitting Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain.
Kyocera Duraforce PRO rugged smartphone allows one-to-one or one-to-many communications. It provides a dedicated side button for Push-To-Talk (PTT), which is capable to be programmed by non-PTT users for one-touch access to a favorite feature or application.
This phone uses an 8MP front-facing camera and a 13MP rear-facing shooter. The heart is a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core (1.5GHz x 4 / 1.2GHz x 4) processor that a slightly improvement compared with the original Duraforce’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor. Aside the processor chip, the new rugged Duraforce PRO smartphone has bump of ROM, from 16GB to 32GB. It has 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch full HD display. The latter is larger than the 4.5-inch HD display on the Duraforce. But it is smaller as comparison to the 5.7-inch display of the Duraforce XD, which was unveiled in the US market only in January 2016.
Its 3,240mAh non-removeable battery is also higher capacity than the Duraforce’s 3,100mAh. The phone is also featuring wireless charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Other noteworthy features a fingerprint sensor, super-loud 100+ dB front speakers, 4G LTE, NFC-capable and charges using USB 2.0 port.
Kyocera DuraForce Pro specifications
- 5-inch (1920 x 1080p display) Full HD display
- 1.5GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with X8 LTE mode
- 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable to 256GB with a microSD card
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Fingerprint Sensor
- IPX5/IPX8 waterproof, shockproof
- 13 megapixel rear-facing camera, Wide View HD Action camera
- 5 megapixel front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, Wi-Fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Mobile Hot Spot (for up to ten devices), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Miracast and USB 2.0
- 3,240mAh battery, Quick Charge 2.0
Although the officially price of handset is still unknown yet, the Kyocera Duraforce Pro rugged phone would be arrive across the United States in the coming months.
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