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5.7-inch Kyocera DuraForce XD costs $50 with AT&T contract

The US carrier announced that the DuraForce XD costs $50 with a contract, and that it will sell the DuraXE feature-phone as well.

Lynn La Senior Editor / Reviews - Phones
Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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US carrier AT&T and Japan-based mobile manufacturer Kyocera is having a busy CES this year. Both companies have teamed up to bring two water-resistant and rugged devices: the DuraForce XD smartphone and the DuraXE , which is a feature-phone.

With its 5.7-inch display, the DuraForce XD is one of Kyocera's largest durable handsets. Originally announced in October 2015, AT&T will begin selling the device on January 8 for $49.99 with a two-year carrier contract or $14.97 per month for 24 months without (which is a total of $359.28).

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As part of Kyocera's line of tough smartphones, the DuraForce XD is dust- and shockproof, can withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures and can be submerged in up to six feet of water for 30 minutes.

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Its other specs are:

  • 5.7-inch HD display with 1,280x720-pixel resolution (258 pixels per inch)
  • 8-megapixel rear camera that can shoot 1,080p video; 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1.6GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor
  • 16GB of internal storage that can expand up to 64GB; 2GB RAM
  • 3,700Ah removable battery
  • Google Android 5.1 Lollipop software
  • 4G LTE support for bands 2, 4, 5, 17 and 29
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The DuraXE flip-phone.

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As for the DuraXE, it is a flip-phone that also costs $49.99 with an agreement. However, it will cost $13.50 a month for 20 months, bringing its total price to $270. It will go on sale on the same day, January 8.

Similar to the DuraForce XD, the DuraXE is built tough and has the same rugged capabilities. Though it doesn't have a touchscreen or high-speed data capabilities, it does have a physical alphanumeric keypad and a 2.6-inch screen.

Other features include:

  • 2.6-inch QVGA display with 320x240-pixel resolution (154 pixels per inch)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.1GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor
  • 8GB of internal storage that can expand up to 32GB; 1GB RAM
  • 1,500Ah removable battery

For more information, click here for CNET's full coverage of CES 2016.