Kyocera DuraForce Pro rugged Android smartphone wins Award : Kyocera Mobile, the leader in rugged mobile devices and solutions, proudly announced that its DuraForce Pro - the only rugged 4G LTE smartphone with a Super Wide View HD (1080p) Action Camera - received the iF Design Award 2017. With a reputation as the most distinguished design award in Europe, the birthplace of industrial design, the iF Design Award is hosted by the iF International Forum Design GmbG Hannover to recognize industrial products around the globe for exceptional execution in design. A team of 58 judges selected the 4G LTE-enabled rugged smartphone from Kyocera as the Product Award winner in the “Industry / Skilled Trades” category.
Kyocera 4G LTE rugged phone
The DuraForce Pro was designed by Kyocera to be rugged for a reason - to provide businesses and industrious workers, as well as consumers and adventurous thrill-seekers, with a dependable Android-based smartphone that can withstand the harshest environments and mishaps. The DuraForce Pro is the latest in Kyocera’s leading portfolio of military-grade rugged, waterproof devices, offering an affordable, durable and dependable smartphone with advanced features such as a new Super Wide View HD action camera that complements the phone’s 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera and a biometric fingerprint scanner built into the phone’s power button for enhanced security.
Kyocera DuraForce Pro
“We are honored that DuraForce Pro received this prestigious design award, as it’s a validation of all the time and effort that went into making this device incredibly durable and reliable without sacrificing style or functionality,” said Akira Iino, vice president of Kyocera International Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group. “In an industry that typically makes users choose between strength and beauty, we are proud to have bridged that divide in one total package with the DuraForce Pro.”
Waterproof Android phone
Built not just to survive, but thrive in harsh environments, DuraForce Pro is shockproof, drop-proof, and dustproof, with certifications to IP68 (waterproof up to 30 minutes in up to 2 meters of water) and Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing / freezing rain. The Kyocera DuraForce Pro is currently available at Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint.