The Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 is a ruggedized smartphone targeted at construction and public safety workers.

Priced $444, or $18.50 per month for 24 months, the phone is contained in a hard rubber exterior and meets the mil-spec 810G rating. In other words, it can withstand drops, shock, vibration, radiation, extreme temperatures, sleet, rain, and high elevations.

Furthermore, the DuraForce Pro 2 has an IP68 rating for protection against water; it can withstand submersion in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. According to Kyocera, the phone can be used around harmful vapors without worry of sparking a fire.

Running Android 8.0 Oreo, the phone features a 5-inch HD (1920 x 1080) display protected by scratch-proof Sapphire Shield. Internally we find the DuraForce Pro 2 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. A microSD expansion card slot allows for up to 512GB worth of added space.

As far as camera is concerned, the rear has a 13-megapixel camera with wide 135-degree field of view, underwater mode, slow motion, and other options. Around front is a 5-megapixel sensor as well as powerful speakers that produce up to 106dB of sounds.

The DuraForce Pro 2 has four noise-cancelling mics to ensure that push-to-talk (PTT) calls, music, speakerphone, and other audio is well received. Rounding out the hardware is a programmable key for launching select apps as well as a 3,240mAh battery with fast and wireless charging capability. The fingerprint reader is located in the power button on the side of the phone.

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2.
Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

Checkout the full specs, features, availability and price of Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 below.

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700), 66(1700/2100)
  • Data Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps

SIM Type & Count

  • Nano SIM

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 150.2 x 73.4 x 13.5 mm
  • Weight: 243 g
  • Colours: Black
  • IP68 dust/water proof (up to 2m for 30 mins)
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant
  • Push-to-talk button

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~62.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~441 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Sapphire crystal glass

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 512 GB

Camera

  • Main Storage
  • Front-facing Camera
    • Single: 5 MP

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Support: MP4/H.264/WMV player
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/i/r/k, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Miscellaneous

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer

Battery

  • Qi wireless charging: Yes
  • Charging: Fast battery charging
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 3240 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: November, 2018
  • Availability: November, 2018

Pricing

  • Launched Price: $444

Note: The Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 is only available online at Verizon’s website (USA).

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