Rugged Kyocera DuraForce Pro now available on Verizon, wide-angle action camera on board

Rugged Kyocera DuraForce Pro now available on Verizon, wide-angle action camera on board
Confirming a recent rumor, Verizon Wireless today released the Kyocera DuraForce Pro, a rugged smartphone that's been available on AT&T and Sprint since earlier this year.

Made for customers in need of a tough handset, the Kyocera DuraForce Pro can survive drops from up to 5 feet (1.5 meters), while also being dust- and water-resistant (IP68-certified). Interestingly, this is the world's first rugged smartphone to feature a wide-angle action camera, which sits next to a regular 13 MP rear camera and lets you shoot full HD video underwater.

Sporting a 5-inch 1080p Sapphire Shield display, the Kyocera DuraForce Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, further offering features like LTE connectivity, a fingerprint scanner (embedded in the power button), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3240 mAh battery. A dedicated Push-to-Talk button is also on board.

The Kyocera DuraForce Pro currently runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and we don't know when (or if) it's going to be updated to Android 7 Nougat. Verizon is selling the new smartphone for $17 per month over 24 months, or $408 outright. Interested?


source: Verizon

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DuraForce Pro
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3240 mAh(20h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Andr01d

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

Not a bad design for a device with such statements, also, the specs are quite nice, again, for a strong-specced device.

2. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

3 GB of ram I thought it had 2.

5. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Verizon version has 3gb ram

3. markusinfinite

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

Good to see Kyocera upgrade the screen to Full HD but I am still waiting for T-Mobile version!! And bigger screen size.

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

With an S625 this could've been a solid midranger

6. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Agreed - or a 5.5" version w/ an SD810!

7. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Sprint's Duraforce Pro also has 3GB of ram now.

8. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

No reviews of this phone here!?

9. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Phone Arena just reviews top end phones - all the mid-range phones always get 7 to 8 ratings... kinda silly

10. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

I have a note edge and getting tried of it! Just wondering if it would be a step backwards if I would buy this phone. What do you think??

11. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

HEY! I've got a Droid Turbo - honestly, it's a beast. It's never let me down. However, I wish it was bigger instead of 5.2". Gotta be honest, the Turbo spoiled me with its 564ppi... Display is great, speed is fast w/ 805 cpu.... I'd buy the Duraforce Pro if it was 5.5" or bigger, with at least an 810 cpu, 4gigs of ram... and a decent display. My droid's screen is fractured and my speakers are busted after my truck accident. Phone was on the seat when other driver hit me. Phone flew off the seat and hit the windshield... but it still works great except for fractured screen and busted loudspeaker...

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