T-Mobile announces rugged Kyocera DuraForce XD for May 11

T-Mobile this week confirmed it will begin selling the rough and tumble Kyocera DuraForce XD smartphone. Arriving on May 11, the handset gives users a rugged device that’s built for most elements.

The DuraForce XD is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and boasts a tremendous 3,700mAh battery. In other words, it’s designed to last users far beyond the typical work day, even those in wet, dusty, or extreme conditions.

This phone is perfect for general contractors, plumbers, and technicians who spend their days in the field. With Military Standard 810G certification, the DuraForce XD can withstand “dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion”. Moreover, the phone is IP68-rated as dustproof and can withstand 6 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Other specifications include a 5.7-inch display, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. Those who might need more room for media can do so by adding a microSD card up to 64GB. The DuraForce XD runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.

T-Mobile will sell the DuraForce XD starting from May 11 with a standard retail price of $449.99.

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