AT&T will begin selling the new and rugged Kyocera DuraForce smartphone on November 7 on its website and November 21 in its retail stores. The phone will be priced at $49.99 with a two year contract or for 389.99 without a contract.
DuraForce is IP68-certified, meaning it is dustproof, waterproof and can be submerged in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes. With a reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitudes, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion, DuraForce can go more places and withstand tough environments and conditions.
The 4.5 inch smartphone runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor inside running at 1.4GHz. It has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage, along with an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. It comes with a 3100mAh battery and dual front speakers.
If you are in the market for a rugged smartphone, would the Kyocera DuraForce be something you would be interested in buying?