Kyocera Goes Pro with New DuraForce PRO, the First Rugged Smartphone with a Built-In Super Wide View HD Action Camera

The Only Rugged Smartphone All-In-One Super Wide View HD Action Camera

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera
International Inc.
, the North American leader in rugged mobile
solutions, today announced the new Kyocera DuraForce
PRO
— the only rugged 4G LTE smartphone with a Super Wide View HD
(1080p) Action Camera. The latest in Kyocera’s leading portfolio of
military-grade rugged, waterproof devices, DuraForce PRO offers an
affordable, durable and dependable smartphone for both business users
and consumers. Complementing the phone’s 13MP rear camera and 5MP front
camera, the new Super Wide View Action Camera offers functionality once
reserved for dedicated action-camera devices, including underwater
operation mode, and the phone can be integrated with popular
action-camera mounts. DuraForce PRO will launch nationwide in the coming
months.


DuraForce PRO was designed by Kyocera to be rugged for a reason—to
provide businesses and consumers with a dependable smartphone that can
withstand the harshest environments and mishaps, all with the peace of
mind of a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. For an industrious worker, an
adventurous thrill-seeker or a parent on the go, DuraForce PRO
incorporates cutting-edge technology and features designed to function
in life’s most demanding moments. It is equipped with a large 5-inch
Full HD display and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ octa-core processor (1.5GHz
x 4/1.2GHz x 4) with X8 LTE and multi-mode to ensure fast connections on
diverse global networks.1

The phone is shockproof, drop-proof, and dustproof, with certifications
to IP68 (waterproof up to 30 minutes, up to 2 meters deep) 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. Enabling
seamless one-to-one or one-to-many communications, DuraForce PRO also
includes a dedicated side button for Push-To-Talk (PTT) that can also be
programmed by non-PTT users for one-touch access to a favorite feature
or application.

“Kyocera’s new DuraForce PRO provides consumers and businesses with
industry-leading rugged technology and is the only rugged smartphone
with a built-in high-definition action camera, enabling users to stay
connected and capture the content they love no matter the circumstance
or environment,” said Chuck Becher, senior division vice president of
sales, marketing and product at Kyocera International’s Communications
Equipment Group. “With the breadth of durable features our customers
have come to expect from Kyocera, DuraForce PRO delivers peace of mind,
unmatched durability and rugged design, all at a price point consumers
will love.”

In addition to the Super Wide View HD Action Camera, DuraForce PRO also
integrates the following features:

  • Leading security features, including a fingerprint security
    sensor on the phone’s power button for biometric authentication and
    FIDO® Certified for simpler, stronger authentication to support
    popular mPayment/ mCommerce protocols
  • Cutting-edge connectivity, including enterprise-grade Wi-Fi
    with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/r/k, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Mobile Hot Spot (for
    up to ten devices), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Miracast and USB 2.0
  • Enhanced camera features including underwater mode, sports
    mode, slow motion, time-lapse and other camera filters/applications
  • Leading-edge performance with a Snapdragon processor and
    32GB/2GB of ROM/RAM memory capacity
  • Survivability with waterproof, shockproof, dropproof and dustproof
    capabilities, certified to Ingress Protection (IP) and Military
    Standard 810G standards for environmental hazards
  • Extreme-environment protection, including protection against
    dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain, low
    pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature
    shock and icing/freezing rain
  • Impact-resistant 5” Full HD (1920×1080) display designed to
    survive falls with a hardened, impact-resistant touchscreen
  • Continuous productivity across environments with Glove and Wet
    Touchscreen Operation to allowing the device to be functional even
    when wet or used with gloved hands
  • Longer battery life with a large 3,240mAh non-removable
    battery, Wireless Charging support and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0, a
    comprehensive suite of battery-management technologies that lets
    devices charge up to 75 percent faster than conventional charging
    methods
  • Enhanced audio experience through 100+dB dual front speakers
    for improved sound, particularly in noisy environments

For business and enterprise users, Kyocera is collaborating with leading
enterprise application and solution providers. DuraForce PRO supports
Android for Work, along with industry-leading security,
device-management and productivity apps. It is currently being certified
for Common Criteria for government agencies and other entities with that
requirement. Kyocera also works with a wide array of accessory
manufacturers, creating hardware solutions to customize the device for
specific industries. The device is certified for use in hazardous
locations where concentrations of flammable gas, vapors or mists are not
normally present in explosive concentrations but may exist
(Non-incendive Class I, Division 2, Group A-D, T4).

For more information about the new Kyocera DuraForce PRO, visit www.kyoceramobile.com/duraforce-pro
or follow us on Twitter at @kyoceramobile for more details on device
availability with leading wireless-service providers.

ABOUT KYOCERA

Kyocera International Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the
headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with
durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera
mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use
it to connect, perform and outsmart life’s challenges. At the heart of
Kyocera’s products is a belief that one size doesn’t fit all and that
people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or
having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more
information, follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile
or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

Kyocera
Corporation
(NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/),
the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in
1959 as a producer of fine
ceramics
(also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these
engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of mobile phones,
electronic components, printers, copiers, solar power generating
systems, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics.
During the year ended March 31, 2016, the company’s net sales totaled
1.48 trillion yen (approx. USD13.1 billion). Kyocera appears on the
latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson Reuters,
and is ranked #552 on Forbes magazine’s current “Global 2000”
list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

1 Global roaming subject to terms and conditions of carrier
service agreements.

© 2016 Kyocera. All rights reserved. Kyocera is a registered
trademark of Kyocera Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.;
use of this trademark is subject to
Google
Permissions
. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of
Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other
countries. Quick Charge is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Qualcomm Snapdragon and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Bluetooth mark is owned
by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such mark is under license.
FIDO is a registered trademark of the FIDO Alliance. All other marks are
properties of their respective owners.

Contacts

Kyocera International Inc.
John Chier, 858-882-3543
john.chier@kyocera.com
or
Heath
Meyer, 858-768-1527
heath@syinc.com