U.S. Cellular is releasing the rugged Kyocera DuraForce for $99 on a contract
Kyocera is amongst the most popular manufacturers of capable rugged smartphones. One of the newest models that were officially introduced by the company is Kyocera DuraForce. The smartphone was launched by the US carrier AT&T recently and now another carrier in the country – the U.S. Cellular revealed that it is releasing the DuraForce. The handset features a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 720p. It is impact-resistant.
The panel of the phone has IP68 certificate which means that it is water and dust-resistant at depth of 1.8 meters for up to 30 min. What is interesting about the DuraForce is that it meets the MilSpec 810G standard for durability in extreme temperatures, high attitudes, low pressure, humidity, shock, dust, vibration etc. The handset supports glove and wet touchscreen operation. In terms of specs the Kyocra DuraForce works with a quad-core CPU with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip. It is packed with 2GB RAM and storage of 16GB that can be increased with microSD cards.
It runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. On the rear side of the phone is located an 8MP camera while on the front stands a 2MP snapper. Kyocera DuraForce is powered by 3100mAh battery (non-removable). One of the extraordinary features of the handset is the Smart Sonic Receiver Technology. It is an innovative tech that provides exquisite call quality because it transmits the sound directly to user’s eardrum. The DuraForce supports LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G and Bluetooth.
AT&T launched the phone in the beginning of this month at price of $389.99 off-contract. Customers can buy it on a contract, too with one of the AT&T Next programs. U.S. Cellular is launching the DuraForce on 26th of November. It costs $99 with two-year contract. The company offers the possibility to pay $0 and 20 monthly payments of $20. The phone sports an eye-catching design and comes in a stylish black shell.
Source: U.S. Cellular