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01/05/17

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO is the perfect rugged smartphone for anyone that works hard and plays harder

Features Verizon-exclusive Sapphire Shield display for added durability

NEW YORK – Available today, the rugged Kyocera DuraForce PRO is ready for anything and everything you throw at it with the Verizon-exclusive Sapphire Shield 5" display. Designed and built to withstand some of the toughest elements, the durable, military-grade DuraForce Pro is the ideal smartphone for action sport fans and industrial workers alike. Buy the DuraForce Pro online or in stores today from Verizon on device payment for $17 per month for 24 months; 0% APR ($408 retail price).

The DuraForce PRO, a Verizon LTE Advanced smartphone with push-to-talk capabilities, is built around a durable 5" Sapphire Shield display made of pure sapphire crystal. Sapphire is rated second only to diamonds in mineral hardness, meaning that your DuraForce Pro is virtually scratchproof and designed for environments where extreme conditions could spell doom for lesser smartphones.

Even better, it's waterproof and submersible in up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) of water for up to 30 minutes. The phone actually detects when it's immersed in water and automatically switches to Underwater Mode, moving camera controls from the touchscreen to the phone's physical buttons. Need to control your phone in wet conditions? Don't worry, the DuraForce PRO display can be operated in gloved or wet-touch situations, making it easy to use, no matter where you are or what you're doing.

For travelers and adventurers, the DuraForce PRO features a full-HD wide-view action camera with a 135-degree field of view that mimics the natural field of the human eye. Integrating the functionality of today's popular stand-alone action cameras, DuraForce PRO lets you capture footage from your jobsite, surfboard, motorcycle, or while chasing your kids around a theme park.

Ready for business
The DuraForce PRO isn't only for active lifestyles or extreme sport fans; it's also the perfect business tool. Rest assured that your company data is safe with full-device encryption, virtual private network access and built-in mobile device management. For even more security, a biometric fingerprint scanner on the power key offers a convenient way to ensure fast and secure access to your device, while also making sure your information is only available to you. The DuraForce PRO is also certified for Hazardous Locations (Nonincendive Class I, Div. 2, Group A-D, T4) for those who work where concentrations of flammable gas, vapors or mists are not normally present in explosive concentrations but may exist.

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Pricing and availability
The Kyocera DuraForce PRO is available in stores and online from Verizon today on device payment for $17 per month for 24 months; 0% APR ($408 retail price). Available accessories include a Griffin Light Runner arm band, shell holster combo, matte silicone cover and tempered glass display protector. For more information about the DuraForce PRO and accessories, visit verizonwireless.com/smartphones/kyocera-duraforce-pro.

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George Koroneos
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e-mail: george.koroneos@verizon.com
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