SAN DIEGO – November 11, 2021 – A global leader in rugged devices, Kyocera today launched its rugged MIL-STD-810H 5G Android device in a sleek, slim form factor: DuraSport 5G on the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband (UW) network. Incorporating more than a decade of rugged device research and development, it’s engineered to withstand drops, dirt, water immersion and the elements. Then, it can be washed and sanitized to eliminate grit and grime for even more adventures. DuraSport 5G is available now for $579.99.
Tough enough for trail riding, light enough for rock climbing
Whether you’re planning an all-day trail ride or off for a day of bouldering, DuraSport 5G was designed for the active lifestyle. Kyocera’s second 5G rugged device for the Verizon 5G UW Network, DuraSport’s durable, lightweight design (6.5 ounces/185 grams) is ideal, not only for use on the job, but also for outdoor adventures or the daily adventure of parenting. Sporting an expansive 6.1-inch Gorilla® Glass 6 scratch-resistant display, DuraSport is waterproof to a depth of 6.5 feet for up to 30 minutes (IPX5/IPX8*), dustproof (IP6X*), and MIL-STD-810H tested to withstand drops of up to 5 feet onto concrete, while handling extreme temperatures, salt fog, solar radiation, shock, vibration and more – making it tough enough for work or play. Featuring a 4500mAh lithium polymer battery, DuraSport will carry you through a full day of wakesurfing on the lake or working in the elements without worrying about running out of power1. A programmable key on the side of DuraSport allows customization to fit your needs – whether it’s instant access to a frequently-used app, one-touch connection to Google Assistant or hundreds of contacts through PTT** (Push-To-Talk). You can play music, ask for a translation, check in with the office, or instantly access your favorite apps, all with the press of a button.
Track your fitness & adventures
DuraSport 5G has fitness tracking built in with ANT+ support. Simply download and pair compatible apps and devices, such as heart rate monitors (HRM) power meters, and cadence sensors to replace stand-alone fitness trackers. You’ll capture detailed real-time performance directly on your smartphone, including speed, distance traveled, heart rate and more. With a touchscreen designed to work when wet or while wearing gloves, this device keeps working through even the sweatiest workout sessions.
Mount DuraSport 5G on your bike and launch Bike Mode with the ANT+ technology to display data such as heart rate, cadence, and power for an even more detailed picture of your adventures. The screen locks when recording to prevent accidental touches and disruptions.
You call the shots — more pixels, storage
With DuraSport, you can immerse yourself in vibrant, true-to-life colors even after dark. Check out detailed action photos on the trail, follow tutorials on the job, or stream your favorite movies and shows. Dual rear cameras (48MP standard + 16MP ultra-wide angle) feature Night Mode for crisp images in dynamic lighting conditions, ultra-wide angle to capture landscape views, and underwater recording to capture all the action.
Multi-camera mode enables both the front and rear camera to capture video and photos simultaneously to fully record your adrenaline-fueled adventures and your reaction to your kids’ craziest moments for social media or family sharing. This simultaneous use of front and rear cameras for picture-in-picture content also streamlines hands-on tutorials, turning DuraSport into a multimedia training tool, or a powerful companion for bloggers on-the-go. Capture underwater pics and videos with Underwater Camera Mode – bring it with you for jet-skiing or river rafting to catch the action above the water. Kyocera’s patented Action Overlay adds elapsed time, distance, speed, G-force, altitude, date/time, and map of route traveled to photos and videos.
The Video Bites feature helps even the most novice videographers put together short action videos quickly and easily on the fly -- adjust video size, frame rate, and add filters directly on the device. By simply using the record/pause button or programmable key, you can create a movie in multiple parts and message or post it using 5G’s blazing fast speeds. Beauty Mode enables users to ‘airbrush’ selfies and enhance features by smoothing and adjusting skin tone and face shape, brightening eyes, and applying other custom filters. Pro Mode helps more experienced photographers and videographers manually control shutter speed, ISO, exposure value and white balance and use a higher frame option (1080@60fps) to play back the action in slow motion. You can also increase your storage up to 1TB with an optional microSDXC card to ensure you have room for high-resolution images and video.
“DuraSport 5G packs in a lot of value -- our industry-leading rugged reliability plus 5G performance in a sleek, lightweight device appeals to businesses and adventurers who know the Kyocera brand, as well as busy parents and other consumers who need durability in a slim package,” said Vipul Dalal, Divisional Vice President at Kyocera’s Communications Equipment Group. “While we enhanced the features that appeal to our business customers, we have also added ANT+ technology, ample storage, and camera/video features to maximize today’s active lifestyles. We hope to see DuraSport used from the mountains to lakes and everywhere in between.”
5G Power, Business Ready
Kyocera has provided ultra-rugged devices to businesses and first responders for more than a decade. The same productivity tools those products offered are built into DuraSport, with the increased speeds and low latency of the Verizon 5G networks. Mobile video streaming, video conferencing with colleagues, quick video transmission and multitasking with multiple apps are a reality with Verizon’s 5G UW network and DuraSport.
Indoor performance has been optimized with Enterprise-grade Wi-Fi including Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity for up to 10 devices. Wi-Fi roaming and QoS support ensure DuraSport will keep your team connected whether they are in large buildings or out in the field. 802.11mc Wi-Fi Round Trip Timing (RTT) and dual-band GPS provides for precise GPS positioning both indoors and out. Additionally, L1+L5 dual-band GPS improves accuracy in urban canyons, major metropolitan areas, or even remote hiking trails. DuraSport supports zero-touch enrollment, making set-up and deployment of multiple, corporate-owned devices simple and seamless. It is also Android Enterprise Recommended, providing timely security patches and updates. Support for most EMM solutions and OEM Config provides advanced feature management. User-level security is featured with biometric authentication via rear fingerprint sensor and facial recognition.
DuraSport provides clearer sound with dual noise-cancelling microphones and HD Voice for crystal clear Cellular/Wi-Fi calling. Including aptX HD Audio to deliver high definition (HD) audio over Bluetooth, to help you get the best experience for your music. Push to Talk Plus** and Mission-Critical Push to Talk are easily accessible with a programmable button.
Precision-engineered in Japan and TAA compliant, DuraSport 5G comes with a two-year standard manufacturer’s warranty, which covers most water and screen damage as well as the battery, adding to the phone’s overall value. The battery can be charged via USB-C or with Qi Wireless charging (optional charging pad required); battery care and eco-mode optimize ongoing battery usage.
1 Exact battery performance varies based on apps in use.
2 Exact speeds and coverage for the Verizon 5G UW Network can be found here.
* Waterproof for low pressure water and immersion at 6.5 feet for 30 mins; IP6X dust proof, blowing dust & sand; *drop proof up to 5 ft on concrete.
** PTT+ and MCPTT require a subscription, additional fees may apply. The programmable button can also be set for other applications.
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities.
Kyocera International Inc.’s Communications Equipment Group (CEG) is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. With a history of quality and innovation delivering many “firsts” to the U.S. market, Kyocera is the leader in rugged mobile solutions. Launching more than 100 waterproof and rugged mobile devices globally over the last 10+ years, Kyocera strives to offer rugged, reliable technology as an integral part of a total mobile offering: combining MIL-STD 810G/H-compliant ruggedization and enterprise-grade security with a partner ecosystem, industry-specific applications and innovative accessories. Working with leading service providers, Kyocera has created a “Total Solution” offering that helps deliver a significantly lower total cost of ownership to a wide range of industries such as public safety, transportation, and construction. White glove services including overnight advanced replacement, custom provisioning, repair and more, help improve productivity for business customers. When it comes to blending performance, durability and support, Kyocera’s rugged mobile solutions are in a class of their own. For more information, visit kyoceramobile.com or follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile, twitter.com/kyoceramobile, youtube.com/kyoceramobile, instagram.com/kyoceramobile and linkedin.com/company/kyoceramobile.
Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO: 6971, https://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and appears on The Wall Street Journal’s latest list of “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”
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