Kyocera DuraForce Pro rugged smartphone coming soon to Sprint?
However, that might soon change since the device has been recently spotted at FCC with support for LTE bands unique to another US-based carrier, Sprint.
On top of that, rumor has it that Kyocera might introduce the DuraForce PRO at T-Mobile as well, and that should happen by the end of the 2016.
There aren't any details on price tag or availability, but AT&T is selling the DuraForce PRO for $420 outright. The smartphone can be had for much less if you sign up for a long-term contract.
Sprint's version of DuraForce PRO is likely to be similar to AT&T's, so here is what you should expect if you plan to purchase this rugged device.
First of all, the handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box. It's powered by a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD).
According to Kyocera, the DuraForce PRO is dust- and water-resistant (IP68 certified), but it also features Military Standard 810G, so theoretically it could survive drops from up to 5 feet (1.5 meters).
As you've probably noticed by now, this is a mid-end smartphone, so ruggedness is one of the things that sets it apart from other device in the same specs range.
The back side of the phone features a 13-megapixel photo snapper, which is ready to take shots even under water. There's also a 5-megapixel selfie camera in the front.
Last but not least, Kyocera DuraForce PRO sports a 5-inch full HD (1080p) display and it's powered by a decent 3,240 mAh battery with wireless charging.