Every so often we see Verizon bring another rugged, mid-range device onto its network. They’re never high-end flagship devices, but it allows the carrier to offer something a little more affordable to someone who might be looking for something that they don’t have to worry about breaking.
The newest refresh in their rugged line is the Kyocera DuraForce Pro, according to leakster Evan Blass. You can see some press images below that almost guarantee it’ll be a sturdy, waterproof device, judging by the default wallpaper and the physical buttons on the face of the device, as opposed to on-screen keys.
There’s no word on specs, pricing, or availability here, but if Verizon keeps in line with how they usually handle these phones, it’s probably going to be a decent device with mediocre specs. It also probably won’t cost much, and considering how late we are in the year, we probably won’t see it until early 2017. If it’s a waterproof phone, though, there’s a good chance it’ll launch just in time for Verizon to advertise it as an outdoor-friendly device for spring break and the summertime.
We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything else.
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)