Watch Bear Grylls take Kyocera’s new DuraForce rugged handset for a spin [Video]

The new Kyocera DuraForce is one of the many devices which AT&T has announced today. It’s of course a rugged smartphone, but it’s also quite an impressive one in terms of the looks and specs, compared to other handsets of similar nature.

Slated to arrive online on November 7, the DuraForce supports AT&T’s 4G LTE network as well as the carrier’s Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) service which has a dedicated button on the side surface. As the video in the space below will reveal, this rugged device is able to withstand tough terrains; even the kind Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild fame treads on a regular basis.

Kyocera DuraForce

This is made possible due to the Kyocera handset’s reinforced housing and Military Standard 810G protection which shields it against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes and water immersion. Moreover, the phone also has IP68 certification, which makes it dustproof and allows it to remain submerged in up to 6 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

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The Kyocera DuraForce runs the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, and showcases its visuals on 4.5-inch 720p HD impact-resistant touchscreen display that can be used even with gloves on. While it is fueled by a Snapdragon 400 SoC, it grabs its juice from a 3100mAh battery.

Here’s a good look at the key specs of the Kyocera DuraForce:

– Display: 4.5-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
– Processor: 1.4GHz quad core Snapdragon 400
– Memory: 16GB storage (expandable)
– Battery: 3100mAh

The Kyocera DuraForce will be hitting AT&T’s online shop on November 7, but its retail release will only take place on November 21. It will be made available at $49.99 with a two-year contract and at $389.99 without any agreement.