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Kyocera’s new rugged phone has a sapphire screen and a fingerprint sensor

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From the makers of the soap-proof, washable phone, comes another phone that’s tough in a different way. The Verizon-exclusive DuraForce Pro 2 is Kyocera’s newest rugged phone, and it comes with more features than your average rugged phone, which usually do the bare minimum of taking phone calls and pictures, but you could drop a boulder on it. Rugged phones these days like the DuraForce Pro 2 have a 5-inch sapphire shield display, a fingerprint sensor in the power key, and charges via USB-C and wirelessly. Things are different now.

The DuraForce Pro 2 has three cameras: a wide-angle 4K rear action camera, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. There’s a 3,240mAh battery, and it’s IP68 certified to be waterproof and dustproof.

It’s also Military Standard 810G certified to be protected against drops, dust, shock, and extreme temperatures. It runs on Android Oreo, and is powered by an octacore processor. The Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 is available now from Verizon, and it costs $444 for a 64GB model.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 ships running Android Marshmallow. That is incorrect; it ships with Android Oreo.