Good day techies, today I present to you a rugged and dugged smartphone that is resistant to drops, dust, and water. The DuraForce Pro.
This is a smartphone that can survive 30minutes under water; it’s the world’s first rugged smartphone to pack a “super wide view” action camera. It has a 135-degree action camera that can shoot 1080p video in pretty much any conditions (including underwater, and in slow motion).
It is IP68-certified (it can survive under water for half an hour, up to 2 meters deep), and meets the Military Standard 810G, thus being protected against various dangers, including shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, solar radiation, humidity, and icing/freezing rain.
The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is a decent mid-range smartphone. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, sports a 5-inch impact-resistant 1080p display, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor. Other features include LTE connectivity, fingerprint scanner (embedded in the power button), 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a pretty generous 3240 mAh battery (with wireless charging support). There’s also a 5 MP camera on the front.
This smartphone was manufactured by Kyocera Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics and ceramics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded as Kyoto Ceramic Company, Limited in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori and renamed in 1982. The company has diversified its founding technology in ceramic materials through internal development as well as strategic mergers and acquisitions. It manufactures industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, office document imaging equipment, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, and components for medical and dental implant systems.
Kyocera Corporation manufactures and markets phones for the Japanese market which are sold under different brands. Kyocera makes phones for some Japanese wireless carriers including au, willcom, SoftBank and Y!mobile.
In May 2012, Kyocera released the world’s first speaker-less smartphone, the Kyocera Urbano Progresso. This phone produces vibration to conduct sound through the ear canal instead of the customary speaker, making it easier to hear phone conversations in busy and noisy places. This also benefits those who are having difficulty hearing, but are not totally deaf. It can be used across the world with CDMA, GSM, GPRS and UMTS antennas. This phone is only available in Japan.
Now to the big question; How much would you pay to have this? Just name a figure guys.