Kyocera DuraForce Pro With HD Action Camera, Drop-Proof Protection Launched

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Kyocera DuraForce Pro With HD Action Camera, Drop-Proof Protection Launched
Highlights
  • It sports a 5-inch full-HD display
  • The smartphone offers 32GB of inbuilt storage
  • It is dust-proof, shock-proof, and drop-proof

Japanese electronics firm Kyocera has launched a new smartphone called DuraForce Pro. The smartphone will be available in US in the coming months, but the price and exact availability details is not yet known. Telecom operator AT&T has announced that it will carry the smartphone, and make it available this fall.

The biggest highlight of the smartphone is that it is super rugged. The phone comes with MIL-STD-810G rating that certifies it as dust-proof, drop-proof, shock-proof. It also protects the phone against vibrations, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock, and icing/freezing rain. It also has IP68 certification which in terms of water resistance means that it can survive immersion in up to 2 metres of water for 30 minutes. The DuraForce Pro also sports a Super Wide View Action Camera that boasts of a 135-degree lens.

As for the specifications, the Kyocera DuraForce Pro runs on Android 6.0 Marhsmallow and features a 5-inch full HD (1080x1920 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 octa-core SoC that's paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 32GB of inbuilt storage, with the option to expand via microSD card (up to 256GB).

Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with the above-mentioned Wide View HD Action Camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Kyocera DuraForce Pro packs a 3240mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Miracast and USB 2.0

It also sports a fingerprint sensor at the front, and supports glove and wet touchscreen operation. This allows users to operate the smartphone with gloves or wet hands easily. Interestingly, Kyocera is offering 2-years manufacturer warranty with the DuraForce Pro smartphone

Display 5.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3240mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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