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Kyocera Launches Unlocked DuraSport 5G with UScellular: Rugged Reliability to Help You Work Hard, Play Harder, in Time for Holidays

Android 13 smartphone delivers MIL-STD-810H toughness, 5G speeds, 48MP/16MP/8MP cameras, “all-day” battery and up to 1TB storage for both businesses and consumers

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SAN DIEGO & CHICAGO – November 21, 2023 – Kyocera and UScellular launched the unlocked version of DuraSport 5G, a rugged MIL-STD-810H 5G Android 13 device in a sleek, slim form factor. Engineered to withstand drops, dirt, water immersion and the elements, Kyocera DuraSport 5G can be washed and sanitized to eliminate grit and grime from outdoor adventures or busy day-to-day activities. Priced at $579 with UScellular, the DuraSport 5G is available free of charge for new and current customers during the holiday season1, with rugged features built in to help both small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers alike.

DUURASPORT-5G.jpgDurable, tough, yet lightweight for life’s adventures – in the office or outdoors
DuraSport 5G’s durable, lightweight design (6.5 ounces/185 grams) is ideal for outdoor activities or the daily adventures of parenting. Sporting an expansive 6.1-inch scratch- and shatter-resistant display, DuraSport is waterproof to a depth of 6.5 feet for up to 30 minutes (IPX8), dustproof (IP6X), and MIL-STD-810H tested to withstand drops of up to 5 feet onto concrete2, while handling extreme temperatures, salt fog, solar radiation, shock, vibration and more – making it tough enough to handle a work day and personal use. Featuring a 4500mAh lithium polymer battery, DuraSport will carry you through a full day of skiing or snowboarding or working in the elements without worrying about running out of power3. 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)4.

Fitness tracking is built in with ANT+ sensor4 support; the device can be mounted on your bike to display heart rate, cadence, and power for a detailed look at your adventures. With a touchscreen designed to work when wet or while wearing gloves, this device keeps working through even sweat-intensive workout sessions.

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 two cameras, front or rear, to capture video or photos simultaneously. 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 including Beauty Mode directly on the device.

With more businesses operating virtually in the field, reliable, durable mobile devices have become a critical tool. With Kyocera’s Standard 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty on top of industry-leading rugged design and an expanding ecosystem of accessories, services and solutions, DuraSport 5G can help small businesses increase productivity wherever work takes them. 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 throughout large buildings. 802.11mc Wi-Fi Round Trip Timing (RTT) and dual-band GPS provides for precise 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 provides clearer sound with dual noise-cancelling microphones and HD Voice for crystal clear Cellular/Wi-Fi calling including aptX Audio to deliver high-definition audio over Bluetooth, helping you get the best experience whether it’s for a conference call or for your music.

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. A full list of DuraSport 5G’s features can be found here.

1 Requires smartphone purchase via 36-month installment contract, postpaid service plan, and paperless billing. Paid via 36 monthly bill credits. Credit varies. Trade-in may be required. Limited time offer. Taxes, fees and additional terms apply.
2 Waterproof for low pressure water jets and immersion at 6.5 feet for 30 mins; IP6X dust proof, blowing dust & sand; drop proof up to 5 ft on concrete.
3 Exact battery performance varies based on apps in use and working conditions.
4 Application required. Additional fees may apply.

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 provide 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 or follow the company at,,, and

Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO: 6971,, 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, 2023, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 2.0 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #672 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies” by The Wall Street Journal.

About UScellular
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