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Snapdragon powered Kyocera DuraForce PRO adds action camera to the rugged smartphone

Aug 17, 2016

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Considering the abundance of expert engineering and valuable hardware that goes into today’s devices, it’s understandable—and even wise—for people to avoid activities and situations that may put their smartphone investments at risk. But being so careful rarely suits our needs, and that’s where the new Kyocera DuraForce PRO can help.

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, is a rugged smartphone designed for even the most active users and challenging situations. Whether at work or at play, we’re talking about lunch pail strivers who put their noses to the grindstone and the weekend warriors who’d rather hunker down in the backcountry than the back sofa.

For these users, the Kyocera DuraForce PRO is specially crafted to be waterproof, military-grade rugged, and nearly indestructible. It’s certified to IP68 and Military Standard 810G to be shock-proof, drop-proof, dust-proof, and submersible up to two meters for up to 30 minutes. The DuraForce PRO also carries certification for protection against a variety of elements such as extreme temperatures, low pressure, salt fog, and freezing rain.

For the times when you want to capture your extreme adventures, the DuraForce PRO has you covered, as Kyocera has augmented the typical 4G LTE rugged smartphone’s standard 13MP and 5MP cameras with a super wide view HD (1080p) action camera and an impact-resistant, 5-inch, Full HD display. It features underwater operation settings, and it can be integrated with popular action camera mounts, so that once-in-a-lifetime hikes, surfs, or rides can be relived for years to come. And you can also enjoy continuous productivity across environments with an innovation Kyocera calls Glove and Wet Touchscreen Operation, which allows you to fully utilize your device when the display is wet or your hands are gloved.

The Snapdragon 617 at the heart of the DuraForce PRO is designed to support the cutting-edge connectivity and strong battery life that business and adventure users require to remain productive in any environment. This impressive system-on-a-chip integrates the Qualcomm Adreno 405 GPU and dual-image signal processors that work in concert to capture and project brilliant images and videos.

The DuraForce PRO contains two essential Qualcomm Technologies’ features that keep the phone powered up longer. The first, Qualcomm Hexagon 546 DSP, is designed so the phone consumes power efficiently while its sensors, speakers, and cameras are in use. The second, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, allows the device to charge up to 75 percent faster than conventional charging methods. These technologies are critical for active DuraForce PRO users who often don’t have the luxury of being near an outlet. 

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO is expected to launch nationwide this fall. Visit the Kyocera site for more information. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Hexagon, and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.