Kyocera Torque in Europe with a rugged droid smartphone

February 11th, 2015   decode   Android, Android 5, Android 5.1, Samsung, Smartphones Tags: , , ,

KyoceraKyocera has decided to step out of its usual North American market and test the European waters. The company is launching the Torque smartphone in Germany and France for business users in the coming weeks.

Not to be confused with the first-generation Kyocera Torque, which the company launched for Sprint a couple of years ago, the latest Torque for the European market bears striking resemblance to the Brigadier. As such, the phone is equipped with a 4.5″ 720p display, but sans sapphire crystal display, sadly.

Powering the Kyocera Torque is a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB of RAM. At the back, there’s an 8MP snapper with LED. Similar to other Kyocera phones, the Torque is also IPX5 and IPX8 waterproof as well as dust- and shockproof. It can also survive temperatures from -21 to 50 degrees Celsius for 3 hours.

The company will showcase the phone at the MWC 2015 and hopefully we’ll have more information regarding pricing and availability then.


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