Rugged is just kind of Kyocera’s thing, when it comes to handsets, and the new DuraForce Pro does its best to uphold that tradition with a Military Standard 810G grade rugged body and IP68 certification, which its dustproof and can withstand a two meter dunking for up to 30 minutes.
None of that’s really all that different for the line, but the Pro does bring a newfound focus on camera features, in an attempt to offer bundle an Android smartphone and GoPro-style action cam. That means a 13-megapixel camera on the rear (couple with a 5MP selfie machine on the front), a 135-degree field of view and an on-board image process that gives it action, sports, slow-motion and underwater modes.
The camera’s rugged five-inch 1920×1080 display doubles as a viewfinder, which should couple nicely with the forthcoming action camera mounts, while built-in cellular connectivity means videos can be posted directly from the device.
There’s a 3,240mAh battery on board, along with front-facing speakers, and, interestingly enough, some enterprise focused features for the action sports enthusiast who really needs file paperwork in the field.