A new rugged smartphone is demonstrating the increasing awareness around mobile security.
Called the Kyocera DuraForce PRO, the device sports a number of impressive features. In addition to a 1080p camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, it is highly durable: The device has IP68 and Military Standard 810G certification, ensuring that it is highly water-, dust-, shock-, and drop-resistant.
But it’s also notable for its FIDO Certification and built-in fingerprint sensor. In a statement announcing the device, its maker, Kyocera, emphasized these aspects’ support for mPayment services.
The emphasis on these security features on a rugged device indicates the growing importance of mobile biometrics as a standard security feature, and the rising influence of the FIDO Alliance authentication standards consortium. It also appears to serve increasing consumer demand for mPayment services, even in extreme environments.
(Originally posted on Mobile ID World)