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Heavy duty Duraforce Pro is now for sale at Verizon featuring Sapphire Shield display and upgraded 3GB RAM

ByinAnnouncements | January 5, 2017

Verizon adds the heavy duty DuraForce Pro to its list of offerings
Some of us value reliability over top-notch gadgets. If you belong to this group of customers and you’re looking for a durable smartphone, we have something that may interest you. Verizon Wireless has just expanded it lineup of rugged phones by another device – the Kyocera DuraForce Pro. Although the carrier isn’t the first one to offer this model, it’s the only one in the US to sell the phone equipped with Sapphire Shield and 3GB RAM.

Heavy duty Duraforce Pro is now for sale at Verizon

Verizon adds the heavy duty DuraForce Pro to its list of offerings. The Big Red- oriented model is the one to sport Sapphire Shield and an impressive 3GB RAM.

So far available at AT&T and Sprint, the Kyocera DuraForce Pro joins Verizon Wireless portfolio of rugged smartphones. Starting today you may grab the exclusive Verizon-dedicated version of the phone sporting almost unbreakable piece of glass protecting its 5-inch full HD screen panel easy to use with gloved hands. Except for a durable scratch-proof Sapphire Shield the phone sports a solid body shell certified with MIL-STD 810G tag. The armor protects the handset against all hostile conditions it may meet on its way, including high temperatures, shock, dust, vibration, salt fog, radiation, humidity, low pressure and water submersion. However, the solid falls-proof shell comes at the price of design, the DuraForce Pro is a rather bulky device with its profile measuring 13 mm thick.

The water resistant construction makes to phone being capable to survive being buried in 6.5 feet deep water for 30 minutes. What’s more  thanks to advanced technology and package of sensors the handsets detects when its wet and automatically switches to Underwater Mode, moving touchscreen camera keys to physical buttons.

Specs-wise, the DuraForce Pro boasts a combination of 13MP primary camera, 5MP front-facing snapper and an additional 135-degree wide-view action camera delivering high-quality photos. Driven by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB RAM (models accessible at other carriers offers only 2GB RAM) and 32GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD cards, the device is kept alive by a pretty big 3,240 mAh battery promised to deliver long hours of work. Furthermore, the phone runs Android Marshmallow, supports push-to-talk, massive 100 + dB dual front speakers, NFC and LTE and arrives with a fingerprint scanner for advanced data protection.

If you think that the DuraForce Pro is a device for you, then simply hit Verizon and buy the phone paying $408. In case you don’t want to pay its full retail price then, you may go the installment plan route. Then the phone will cost you $17 each of the 24 months of the plan plus $30 one-time activation pay.

source: Verizon Wireless Store

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