Kyocera International Inc., the leader in rugged mobile solutions, announced that its Kyocera DuraForce PRO, the only rugged 4G LTE smartphone
with a Super Wide View HD (1080p) Action Camera, received the iF Design Award 2017.
With a reputation as the most distinguished design award in Europe, the birthplace of industrial design, the iF Design Award is hosted by the iF International Forum Design GmbG Hannover to recognise industrial products around the globe for exceptional execution in design.
A team of 58 judges selected the Kyocera DuraForce PRO
as the Product Award winner in the 'Industry/Skilled Trades' category. The award comes less than a month after the DuraForce PRO was an honoree in the CES Innovation Awards at North America's largest trade show.
DuraForce PRO was designed by Kyocera to be rugged to provide businesses and industrious workers, as well as consumers and adventurous thrill-seekers, with a dependable smartphone
that can withstand the harshest environments and mishaps.
DuraForce PRO is the latest in Kyocera's leading portfolio of military-grade rugged, waterproof devices, offering an affordable, durable and dependable smartphone
with advanced features such as a new Super Wide View HD Action Camera that complements the phone's 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera and a biometric fingerprint scanner built into the phone's power button for enhanced security.
"In an industry that typically makes users choose between strength and beauty, we are proud to have bridged that divide in one total package with the DuraForce PRO," said Akira Iino, vice president of Kyocera International Inc.'s Communications Equipment Group.
DuraForce PRO is shockproof, drop-proof, and dustproof, with certifications to IP68 (waterproof up to 30 minutes in up to 2 meters of water) and Military Standard 810G for protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, immersion, temperature shock and icing/freezing rain.