Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) today announced the launch of the new
TORQUE G01 smartphone ― the first ultra-rugged smartphone for au*1 to be certified with the United States Military Standard (MIL-STD-810G) in 11 categories*2.
This model is the second in the Torque series and builds on Kyocera’s strength in ruggedized, waterproof handsets.
The TORQUE G01 possesses high durability*3 against water immersion,
dust, shock, salt fog and humidity, among others ― making it ideal for use in not only everyday life but also in harsh outdoor environments and extreme work conditions.
The new handset also comes equipped with a touchscreen panel that allows for operation even when the screen is wet or the user is wearing non-specialized gloves, and a one-touch button to answer incoming calls.
Furthermore the TORQUE G01 comes with Kyocera’s proprietary Smart Sonic Receiver® technology which allows for clear sound reception even in noisy environments,
as well as two high-volume (>100db) speakers to allow for hands-free calling.
The handset also supports wireless battery charging (charging station sold separately).
The handset design incorporates urethane parts that provide impact shock resistance while also allowing for a steady grip.
This handset comes in red or black and is part of the new KDDI lineup announced on May 8.
Model TORQUE G01
Price To be determined by retailer
Color Red, Black
Sales company KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (Japan only)
Ever since launching its first highly durable phone in the U.S. in 2003, Kyocera has been developing technology to enhance mobile phone durability.
In 2013, Kyocera launched the first TORQUE® smartphone in the U.S., garnering much attention and praise,
and showing there is real world demand for ruggedized features in mobile phones.
The TORQUE G01 builds on this experience, providing the durability that gives users peace-of-mind in a wide range of scenarios in a stylish, attractive device.