This week AT&T appear to have their hands full with announcing multiplicity of new phones joining their list of offerings. Just yesterday we reported on seven new devices being added to the carrier’s armada, and today we got one more. We’re talking about the rugged and waterproof Kyoceta DuraForce, a 4G LTE-enabled smartphone that is scheduled to come to AT&T on November 7th. And if you feel like needing a phone for special task, the Kyocera DuraForce 4G LTE is highly probable to attract your attention.
Kyocera DuraForce for AT&T
Powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.4GHz the phone features a 4.5-inch 720p screen that can be operated even when wearing gloves and 16GB of built-in memory. Running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat the hardcore smartphone carries a IP68 and a US-MIL-SDT 810G military standard tags which means that the device, apart from being water and dust resistant, is also able to whitstand shock, vibration, humidity, extreme temperatures and altitude.
Additionally, the Kyocera DuraForce is equipped with a Smart Sonic Receiver, a technology that turns the handset’s screen into speaker and converts sounds into vibration that are registered by your eardrum allowing you to hear coming calls in a very noisy environment even when wearing a protective headgear.
Other useful in hard working conditions features include push-to-talk for calling option and front- facing speaker providing better sound experience. There is also a 8-megapixel rear camera and a pretty powerful 3,100 mAh battery on the new Kyocera’s board.
Although the Kyocera DuraForce strongly resembles the body shell design of the Kyocera Brigadier, there’s sadly no mention about the phone sporting the extra durable Sapphire Shield display, the feature that makes the Brigadier most notably known of. Perhaps the smartphone isn’t the best looking device, but its definitely one of the most functional phones.
The Kyocera DuraForce will be available at AT&T network starting this Friday. It may be yours for $50 but you’ll have to sign a two-year service agreement. Alternatively, you may also purchase the phone on an installment plan paying nothing upfront. Then you have two options to choose, Next 12 offering you the handset for $19.95 per month or Next 18 requiring payments of $16.63 per month. Additionally, you can also buy the device off contract for $390.
more info: AT&T