Kyocera and Sprint joined their efforts to deliver the world an ultra-rugged flip phone able to survive every hostile conditions it meets on its way. Dubbed the Kyocera DuraXTP the phone comes labeled with military standard certification for water, dust, extreme temperature and other hazardous environments and sports push to talk service that altogether make it a reliable work companion in the most dangerous jobsite.
Sprint announced the Kyocera DuraXTP ruggedized feature-phone that can now be yours within Sprint installment plan for zero upfront.
Packing a toughness and functionality closed in a handy flip body covered with non-slip Dura-Grip material for sure hold, the Sprint Kyocera DuraXTP has received Military Standard 810G certificate for shock, vibration, blowing rain and extreme temperatures and an IP68 certification tag guaranties the handset’s dust and water resistance.
The phone is able to survive being buried in 6-feet deep water for 30 minutes. Additionally, the DuraXTP also carries OSHA certification tag which allows for its use in a work place where flammable gases, vapors and mist can materialize in an explosive concentration. In other words, the phone is a perfect tool of communication for all those working in industries connected with oil and chemical production and exploitation.
Speaking of the DuraXTP’s hardware, it isn’t surely as stunning as its extremely durable body case. The phone sports two screen panels, including a 2.4-inch main color display and 1.08-inch monochrome screen for notifications on its front. Running the BrewMP platform the device is driven by a 480MHz processor coupled with 256MB RAM and 512 MB of internal storage that thanks to microSD cards support may be expanded up to 32GB. Furthermore, kept alive by a 1,500 mAh battery the DuraXTP provides its users with basic GPS and Blutooth connectivity.
Perhaps the handset’s computing parameters and the lack of Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity may seem strange in the era of smartphones delivering performance similar to those featured by computers, but we shouldn’t forget that Kyocera’s goal was to deliver a reliable communication tool not a top-notch gadget.
To enhance the phone’s communication options Kyocera equipped the handset with Sprint Direct Connect Push to Talk service enabling its users to communicate via a large dedicated side key, whereas SmartSonic Receiver technology and laud front speakers make the phone easier to hear in the biggest noise. Moreover, the handset’s tactile keypad with large buttons allow for convenient use while wearing gloves and a high-contrast external screen provides undisturbed viewing in every light.
Right now the phone is available at Sprint, where you can buy it within one of the carrier’s installment plans for zero upfront paying only $9 each of 24 months.