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5/4/16

Kyocera DuraForce XD Brings Rugged to the T-Mobile Device Portfolio

Large-Screen Android Smartphone is First Ruggedized Device Available to T-Mobile Customers Looking to Stay Connected in All Environments

SAN DIEGO Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced the award-winning DuraForce XD ruggedized 4G LTE Android™ smartphone launching at T-Mobile, offering customers the first rugged option in the T-Mobile portfolio. Ideal for the field-force worker and adventurous consumer, the DuraForce XD's large 5.7-inch high-definition display make it the perfect mobile device for viewing documents, forms, schedules and other media.

Starting May 11, the DuraForce XD will be available online and at participating T-Mobile stores nationwide for $449.99 (Standard Retail Price).

"Kyocera is thrilled to help T-Mobile introduce its first ruggedized device to its mobile portfolio with the launch of the DuraForce XD," said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing, Kyocera Communications. "As a leader in rugged mobile devices, Kyocera prioritizes usable durability at an incredible price. With the new DuraForce XD, T-Mobile customers will benefit from enhanced productivity with a large-display format, as well as cost-savings."

The DuraForce XD recently won the prestigious 2016 Red Dot Award for outstanding product design in the "Industry, Machinery and Robotics" category. It is certified to Military Standard 810G to withstand dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure/high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and water immersion. It is also certified to IP68 as dustproof and able to withstand full submersion in water up to 6 feet deep for up to 30 minutes. Its durable design lets users confidently operate the device without a protective case, and provides not only "survivability" but also "usability" in harsh environments. DuraForce XD's large touchscreen display can even be operated when wet or with gloved hands.

The DuraForce XD runs on T-Mobile's nationwide 4G LTE network, and has extra-loud dual front speakers. The device also features a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor with a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU and a sizeable 3,700mAh battery to keep up with long days that business consumers typically face. It is OSHA certified for use in hazardous work locations where flammable gases, vapors, or mists are not normally present in an explosive concentration but may accidentally materialize (Non-incendive, Class I, Division 2, Groups A-D, T4).

For more information on Kyocera's DuraForce XD and the complete portfolio of durable and rugged devices for business, along with accessory and where-to-purchase information, visit kyoceramobile.com/business.

About Kyocera Communications, Inc.
Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded wireless devices in the Americas. It is part of the global Kyocera Group, which was founded in 1959 and is a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, solar power generating systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. With a 56-year history of quality and innovation, Kyocera is the U.S. market leader in durable and waterproof mobile devices for consumers and enterprises. Kyocera uniquely combines Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade security and application support with consumer-tier pricing and availability from the nation's leading wireless service providers. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (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 solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company's net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the "Top 100 Global Innovators" by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine's 2014 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

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For more information, contact:

Kyocera Communications, Inc.
John Chier
phone: 858.882.3543
e-mail: john.chier@kyocera.com