Verizon Wireless is adding a new clamshell phone into its rugged lineup, the Kyocera DuraXV. As the name suggests, this flip phone is a successor to Kyocera’s DuraXT. It is suitable for use in under extreme conditions. This handset fits 810G military-spec standards that means protection against temperature extremes, vibration, and shock. Moreover, the DuraXV meets IPX68 rating for dustproof and waterproof. Well, it can survive even up to six feet of depth for 30 minutes underwater.
Even use in extreme environment, Verizon’s Kyocera DuraXV has clear phone calls. That’s thanks for Smart Sonic Receiver technology and dual front-facing speakers. This phone provides two screens that one of them is 2.4-inch color display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The external display has a 1.08-inch semi-transmissive mono color LCD screen with a 102 x 90 pixels resolution.
Verizon’s variant of the phone doesn’t have camera (but the original model has a 5-megapixel camera). Kyocera DuraXV phone runs the Brew MP operating system. It’s paired with the standard 1500 mAh Li-ion battery. This rugged clamshell phone is got 256MB of RAM, and 512MB of storage that bundled with 4GB microSD card. Dimensions of DuraXV are 104.9 x 54.5 x 25.1 mm and weight 160 grams.
The carrier is selling the Kyocera DuraXV phone for $199 no-contract or $99 on a 2-year term. Alternative, customers can use the Verizon Edge plan with $8.33 each month. In the United States, the phone is also sold by U.S. Cellular under the name of the Kyocera DuraXA. It’s available for cost $199 with a $50 mail-in rebate that means the total cost is $149.