Why carry a smartphone and an action camera when you can just carry a smartphone with an action camera built right in it?
That’s exactly what Kyocera’s DuraForce Pro phone is. The military-grade Android phone comes with your standard 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel selfie camera and an additional “action camera” on the back with a super wide 135-degree field-of-view lens.
The action camera captures video in 1080p full HD resolution and supports slow-motion, sports, timelapse and underwater shooting. It’s perfect for extreme sports junkies.
The DuraForce Pro’s IP68 rating means it’s as dust and water-resistant as Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Note 7. It can be submerged in up to 6.5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
But unlike Samsung’s phones, the DuraForce Pro meets Military Standard 810G standards, which makes it tough enough to shield against extreme shock, pressure and temperatures.
The rest of the phone is midrange. The DuraForce Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a 5-inch full HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD) and a 3,240 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0. It’s even got a fingerprint sensor.
All the ports are covered with rubber flaps, but hey, at least it comes with a headphone jack!
On one side of the phone, there’s a “Push-To-Talk” (PTT) button, which works like a walkie-talkie with other PTT-supported phones. It can also be programmed to launch a specific app, like the Galaxy S7 Active’s “Active” key.
The phone will be available this fall, with pricing to come at a later date.