Kyocera DuraForce XD Brings Rugged to the T-Mobile Device Portfolio

Large-Screen Android Smartphone is First Ruggedized Device Available
to T-Mobile

Customers Looking to Stay Connected in All Environments

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DuraforceXDKyocera
Communications, Inc.
today announced the award-winning DuraForce XD
ruggedized 4G LTE Android™ smartphone launching at T-Mobile, offering
customers the first rugged option in the T-Mobile portfolio. Ideal for
the field-force worker and adventurous consumer, the DuraForce XD’s
large 5.7-inch high-definition display makes it the perfect mobile
device for viewing documents, forms, schedules and other media.

Starting May 11, the DuraForce XD will be available online and at
participating T-Mobile stores nationwide for $449.99 (Standard Retail
Price).

“Kyocera is thrilled to help T-Mobile introduce its first ruggedized
device to its mobile portfolio with the launch of the DuraForce XD,”
said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and
marketing, Kyocera Communications. “As a leader in rugged mobile
devices, Kyocera prioritizes usable durability at an incredible price.
With the new DuraForce XD, T-Mobile customers will benefit from enhanced
productivity with a large-display format, as well as cost-savings.”

The DuraForce XD recently won the prestigious 2016 Red
Dot Award
for outstanding product design in the “Industry, Machinery
and Robotics” category. It is certified to Military Standard 810G to
withstand dust, drop, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing
rain, low pressure/high altitude, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity
and water immersion. It is also certified to IP68 as dustproof and able
to withstand full submersion in water up to 6 feet deep for up to 30
minutes. Its durable design lets users confidently operate the device
without a protective case, and provides not only “survivability” but
also “usability” in harsh environments. DuraForce XD’s large touchscreen
display can even be operated when wet or with gloved hands.

The DuraForce XD runs on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network, and has
extra-loud dual front speakers. The device also features a Qualcomm®
Snapdragon™ processor with a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU and a sizeable
3,700mAh battery to keep up with long days that business consumers
typically face. It is OSHA certified for use in hazardous work locations
where flammable gases, vapors, or mists are not normally present in an
explosive concentration but may accidentally materialize (Non-incendive,
Class I, Division 2, Groups A-D, T4).

For more information on Kyocera’s DuraForce XD and the complete
portfolio of durable and rugged devices for business, along with
accessory and where-to-purchase information, visit http://www.kyoceramobile.com/business.

About Kyocera Communications, Inc.

Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera-branded
wireless devices in the Americas. It is part of the global Kyocera
Group, which was founded in 1959 and is a leading supplier of
telecommunications equipment, copiers, printers, solar power generating
systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools
and industrial ceramics. With a 56-year history of quality and
innovation, Kyocera is the U.S. market leader in durable and waterproof
mobile devices for consumers and enterprises. Kyocera uniquely combines
Military Standard 810G-certified ruggedization and enterprise-grade
security and application support with consumer-tier pricing and
availability from the nation’s leading wireless service providers. For
more information, follow the company at facebook.com/KyoceraMobile
or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (global.kyocera.com),
the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in
1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”).
By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them
with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar
power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic
components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company’s net sales
totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on
the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson
Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 “Global 2000”
listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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Contacts

Kyocera Communications Inc.
John Chier, 858-882-3543
john.chier@kyocera.com