Kyocera Torque is an ultra-rugged 4G Android phone, headed to Sprint

kyocera-torqueKyocera has announced the launch of Torque in the United States. Set to debut on telecom operator Sprint, the smartphone is water-proof, dirt-proof and even drop-proof. There is no word when this rugged smartphone will go on sale.

Kyocera Torque comes with support for LTE as well as Sprint’s Direct Connect push-to-talk service. It also features 4-inch IPS WVGA (800 x 480) display, Android 4.0, MSM8960 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 4GB ROM/1GB RAM memory and microSD card slot.

Here is a look at key features:

Rugged design – Meets IP67 standards for dust and water immersion and Military Standard (Mil Spec) 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, humidity and immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter (3.28 ft) of water

Smart Sonic Receiver – hear conversations clearer than ever before, especially in noisy environments

Sprint Direct Connect – next-generation push-to-talk (PTT) powered by Sprint’s nationwide broadband network

4.0″ IPS touchscreen – featuring ruggedized, impact-resistant touchscreen for improved readability, touchscreen control and toughness

Powerful 2500 mAh lithium ion battery – plus added energy-saving-features: MaxiMzr and Eco Mode apps for managing and conserving power consumption

Dual 5MP rear-facing/1.3 MP front-facing cameras – rear-facing camera includes enhanced features: panorama, high dynamic range, facial recognition, smile/blink detection, macro and burst mode settings

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2 thoughts on “Kyocera Torque is an ultra-rugged 4G Android phone, headed to Sprint

    (February 2, 2013 - 6:25 pm)

    Is there any chance of arrival of this phone to Asian (Indian) market? I am fond of such tough and durable products. Would like to have this phone.

    John Unger | Smartphone Enthusiast

    (January 29, 2013 - 4:10 am)

    This is what I’ve been waiting for. Although I use an iPhone 5 right now, I’ve never really gotten used to the fact that I’m carrying around a $700, extremely fragile computer in my pocket. After a while, it feels like you have a baby bird in your hands instead of a communications tool. I miss the days of the battle-hardened flip phones, so if the Torque can bring back even a fraction of that durability, I’m down.

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