Most of you have probably heard of Kyocera by now, a Japan-based smartphone manufacturer which is best known for its rugged smartphones. Kyocera isn't exactly present all around the world, though they are offering their handset in a lot of markets. Consumers in the U.S. probably know this brand really well by now considering some of their operators have been offerings Kyocera's rugged smartphones for a while now. Anyhow, the company has announced a new handset, let's see what it has to offers.
Kyocera DuraScout E6782 is a new rugged device by the company, and it offers IPX5 / IPX8 water and IPX6 dust proof certification. The DuraScout E6782 also offers MIL-810G certification for impact, vibration resistance, rain-resistant low pressure, temperature resistance, solar radiation resistance, salt water, and moisture. As you can see, this device is very well protected for a lot of scenarios, but we've come to expect that from Kyocera at this point. This handset features a 4.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) LCD display with Sapphire glass protection on top of it, which should offer an extra layer of protection for your smartphone which is meant to be used carelessly. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz is powering on this device along with an Adreno 305 GPU for graphics. 2GB of RAM ships with this device and should be more than enough for your multitasking needs, while 16GB of internal storage is available as well. 8-megapixel snapper is located on the back of this rugged smartphone, and a 2-megapixel shooter is available up front. 3,100mAh battery is also a part of this package, and we're talking about a 4G LTE (Cat.4) capable handset. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are also included here.
The price of this device is still unknown at this point, but the company is expected to share that information with the public soon. We still don't have any information regarding the availability of this device either, but it is safe to assume that it will launch in Asia first, and other markets will follow soon after. Have you had the chance to use the Kyocera-branded rugged device, or do you know someone who uses one?