With the possible exception of Samsung’s Galaxy Active line of smarpthones, most phones with super-rugged designs are meant for industrial, military, or other enterprise/government work. But Kyocera is positioning its new waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof, and drop-proof phone as a device for businesses or consumers.
The Kyocera Duraforce Pro is a rugged smartphone with generally mid-range specs. But Kyocera also threw in an “action” camera which means you could carry your phone with you and leave your GoPro at home next time you go kayaking/hiking/offroading, or what have you.
The phone should be available later this year for an undisclosed price, and features 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,240 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 support and wireless charging.
It supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC and features stereo front-facing speakers and a fingerprint sensor.
The Duraforce Pro is MIL-STD-810G rated for drop and shock protection, and feature IP68 water and dust resistance (it can be submerged in up to 2 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
There’s a 5MP front-facing camera on the phone and a 13MP camera on the back. But there’s also a separate “Super Wide View” action camera, which is a wide-angle camera that can capture 1080p video.