Scroll to Top

Kyocera Torque Rugged Smartphone Advertised by Bear Grylls, Goes for $99 (Video)

If you’re into rugged handsets and you spend some time in the wild you may need a phone like the Kyocera Torque. This is a phone that’s resilient to rough weather, water dives and…. the lifestyle of Bear Grylls.


The phone was announced on the Now Network and it comes with 4G LTE and it’s basically a midrange smartphone. Other specs include a 4 inch 480 x 800 display, Android 4.0 ICS with the promise of a Jelly Bean update, plus a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. There’s also 1 GB of RAM, a pretty good 5 megapixel camera and a 2,500 mAh battery.

Kyocera Torque has a rugged design and it’s both crush proof and water resistant. It can be submerged for over 30 minutes without problems and it absorbs shock easily. It can even handle temperatures of minus 22 degrees. Kyocera Torque is perfect to be represented by Bear Grylls, since he’s the definition of extreme survival, so he’s got a phone to match.