Kyocera DuraForce is joining AT&T’s portfolio soon. The rugged device comes with an endorsement from Bear Grylls, who will reportedly be using it in his adventures.
We’re talking about a rugged, mid-range smartphone here, one that meets Military Standard 810G specifications, and also happens to be IP68-certified for dust and water resistance. The DuraForce is very similar to Verizon’s Kyocera Brigadier but it doesn’t have the scratch-proof sapphire display.
Specs wise, it comes with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip clocked at 1.4GHz, 4.5-inch 720p HD screen, 16GB of expandable storage, and a 3,100 mAh battery. The device is also compatible with AT&T’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service that should make it great for certain industries.
The Kyocera DuraForce will start selling online on November 7. AT&T will ask $49.99 for the device on contract, $389.99 sans any strings attached, or $0 down with an AT&T Next plan ($19.95 per month on Next 12, or $16.63 per month on Next 18).