Kyocera Torque E6710 announced as Sprint’s first rugged LTE Android smartphone

Not long after we’ve seen it passing the FCC, today the Kyocera Torque E6710 has been officially announced by Sprint.

The Torque is a ruggedized device that meets the IP67 and Military Standard 810G – hence being waterproof (it can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes) and dust-proof. It can withstand shock, vibration, humidity, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog and extreme temperature. As Sprint is confirming, this is its first LTE-capable rugged handset. It’s also the first in the US to offer Kyocera’s “Smart Sonic Receiver technology, which eliminates the need for a traditional speaker in a handset, instead using vibrations to transmit sounds directly to the eardrum with unparalleled sound quality.”

Unfortunately, the Torque doesn’t run Android Jelly Bean, but Android 4.0 ICS. Other than that, it features a 4 inch WVGA display,  Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Sprint’s Direct Connect push-to-talk service, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera, dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,500 mAh battery. You can check out the Kyocera smartphone here at Sprint.

Sprint Kyocera Torque Android LTE rugged official

Sprint didn’t say how much the Kyocera Torque will cost. We’ll find out in March, when the handset will be available for purchase Stateside.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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