Kyocera introduces 'Torque G03' rugged Smartphone in Japan

| Updated: Jul 06, 2017 20:30 IST

Tokyo [Japan], July 6 (ANI): Kyocera Corporation on Thursday announced the release of Torque G03, a rugged Smartphone with advanced features supporting a wide range of uses. Equipped with a 135-degree super wide view action camera and action overlay, which displays data such as speed or distance on video recordings, the phone is compliant with 19 categories of Military Standard 810G in addition to Kyocera's proprietary durability testing. The handset is available in three colors: Green, Black and Blue. Last year in the United States, Kyocera introduced the DuraForce PRO equipped with a super wide view action camera, the first rugged Smartphone to be available from all four of the leading service providers in the U.S. market. With Torque G03, Kyocera is now offering its first action camera-equipped smartphone in Japan, building on its expertise as a pioneer in durable and ruggedised mobile devices suitable for various scenes such as surfing, running, mountain climbing and camping. In addition to resistance to seawater, the phone enables underwater filming. The "underwater mode" is activated automatically when the handset is submerged in water, moving controls from the touchscreen to the phone's physical buttons. Users can film dynamic ocean scenes with the super wide view action camera. Users can even operate the touchscreen easily even when the display or their fingers are wet, or when wearing gloves. The whole display vibrates to clearly transmit sound from the other party using both sound waves and vibration. This enables users to hear the smartphone clearly no matter where their ear is placed on the screen. Located in a position enabling users to grasp and hold easily, the fingerprint sensor is protected with bumpers that buffer shock when dropped. Installed on the front of the phone, the two speakers can produce sound volumes exceeding 100dB (3kHz), allowing the user to easily hear in outdoor environments. The phone is equipped with a portable app with which users can view useful information for various outdoor activities. The app installed in Torque G03 includes new items such as "Sailor's Log", supervised by Helly Hansen (GOLDWIN INC.) enabling users to track sailing routes. For outdoor enthusiasts, the phone offers a loud "buzzer" to indicate emergencies, a "whistle" to indicate your location to others, and a "bear bell" warning to provide ongoing notification of the user's presence and location. The handset can also be configured to audibly read information relevant to outdoor activities such as walking distances and changes in altitude. The phone provides audio notifications when entering and leaving service areas. The phone is equipped with a flashlight feature that can also be set to blink to signal the user's location in dark settings. A brightness setting adjusts the intensity of the light and users can also change the lighting time settings. (ANI)
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