KYOCERA launches the extremely rugged smartphone DuraForce PRO 3 Android 13

KYOCERA today introduced the ultra-rugged DuraForce PRO 3 Android 13 smartphone. This device is designed to serve enterprises, small businesses and first responders that rely heavily on durable, high-performance mobile technology. It’s also 5G ready and available from Verizon, providing reliable and lightning-fast connectivity.

As more businesses operate on the go, durability and reliability are key. KYOCERA addresses these needs with quality rugged products, backed by a 2-year warranty and a growing ecosystem of accessories, services and solutions. This strategy has resulted in rugged smartphones offering a significantly lower total cost of ownership than non-rugged devices when used in frontline operations.

DuraForce PRO 3 offers enterprise-grade durability, removable battery, 5G speed, advanced security, outdoor viewable display, and dual SIM support. These features, combined with the device’s X-frame structure, allow businesses to operate without worrying about technology disruptions. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 with an octa-core chipset and 6GB of RAM, the device enables fast response times and seamless integration into various business operations.

DuraForce PRO 3 from KYOCERA offers solid protection, making it an all-in-one solution for businesses. It provides ruggedness with MIL-STD 810H and IP68 protection against dust and water. But the device is more than just a rugged smartphone; connects businesses to KYOCERA’s suite of accessories, services and partners. KYOCERA also provides dedicated customer service and expedited device replacement options to ensure minimal downtime.

KYOCERA shares the full specifications below.

Waiting time Up to 288 hours
Usage time
Up to 27 hours
Usage time
Up to 31 hours
Battery Type Ultra-rugged 4270mAh/16.6Wh Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) battery
Slide lock mechanism prevents accidental battery movement
Reload Qi wireless charging (8.1W), Battery Care mode for longer battery life
USB-A to USB-C cable included; Adapter sold separately
Screen 5.38″ OLED capacitive touchscreen, scratch resistant, designed for outdoor visibility
FHD+, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
Scratch resistant and shatterproof glass
Operation with wet gloves and touchscreen
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (SM7450 (5nm) X62
Octa-core (1 A710 Prime 2.4GHz + 3 A710 2.36GHz)
GPU: Adreno 662
Memory RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4x) / ROM: 128GB (UFSv2.2)
microSDXC card up to 1TB
Operating system Android 13
Android Enterprise recommended
Camera Principal: 64MP (4C 16MP), PDAF/contrast, f/1.8, 80.1, 0.7m
Wide angle: 16 MP, fixed focus, f/2.0, 117, 1.0m
Macros: 2 MP, fixed focus, f/2.2, 83, 1.75m
In front of: 8MP, fixed focus, f/1.8, 82.7, 1.12m
Scratch-resistant and shatter-resistant glass camera lens, dual LED flash, underwater photo and video capabilities, 4-cell pixel binning + super night vision, multi camera (interview), macro (lens mode) and action overlay (standard and bike mode)
Radio 5G signal number: SA Support (Post Launch SU)
DL MIMO: 4×4 (C-band, FR1, FR2)
LAST MIME: 2×2 (C-band, FR2)
FR1: n2, n5, n48, n66, n77, n78
FR2: n260, n261
LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 46, 48, 66
CA combinations: 5CC
UMTS: SI1, SI2, SI5, SI8
Wifi Wifi 6/6E
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/mc/d/e/i/k/r/v, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz
802.11 mc for precise indoor location
Mircast, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot (up to 15 connections)
802.11k/r for fast roaming
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.2
NFC, Superspeed USB 3.2 Gen 1, Type-C (5Gbps)
GPS (Dual Band L1/L5), Glonass and Galileo
Compatible with ANT+
SIM type Dual SIM: 4FF Nano SIM (DSDS) + eSIM
To measure 6.06″ (H) x 2.95″ (W) x 0.57″ (D) (154.0 x 75.0 x 14.5mm)
Weight 8.36oz (237g)
operating temperature -4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)

You can buy DuraForce PRO 3 here for $899.99. It is available to both consumers and corporate customers.

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