Aug 10th, 2016

Here it is, folks: Kyocera’s latest rugged smartphone. It’s the Marshmallow-infused DuraForce Pro, and its makeup doesn’t quite tingle the tech geek nerves inside of us with this spec sheet:

  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 617 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage + microSD
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.2
  • 3,420mAh battery

But it isn’t supposed to. It’s supposed to survive your clumsiness or active lifestyle. The one spec we didn’t list — its camera — is where things get interesting. Kyocera fixated 2 cameras on the rear. One is your standard 13-megapixel shooter, but the other is what Kyocera is calling a Super Wide View Action Camera. It’s essentially just a wide-angle lens, the likes of which companies are starting to put on the front of their phones for selfies.

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It has more to it than that, though, with Kyocera building an “underwater mode” that will deliver the best camera settings to use when you’re taking a dip. The phone also has built-in compatibility with popular action camera mounts.

All of that is pretty cool, though it comes off a bit gimmicky. Those serious about capturing their underwater or above ground adventures are likely to get a dedicated piece of equipment, but if you’re already in the market for a durable smartphone and want something for simple recreational needs then it doesn’t sound like a bad way to go. Look forward to its launch at some point later this year.

[via Kyocera]

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