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Built for the toughest work environments

Keep connected with your work even in the harshest conditions with this ultra-rugged 4G Android™ smartphone equipped with Sapphire Shield™.

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Kyocera Sapphire Shield

Work is hard. This is harder.

Brigadier's touchscreen is built for drops and tumbles with Kyocera's proprietary Sapphire Shield display. Second only to diamonds in mineral hardness, Sapphire Shield is virtually scratchproof and provides outstanding protection against impact damage. It stands tough against everything from keys in a pocket to a face plant on a boulder, so worrying about a damaged screen won't be part of your day.

Waterproof. Dustproof. Workproof.

Brigadier is waterproof* and dustproof. Blowing rain, drops in mud puddles or dusty worksites are what Brigadier was built for.

*Certified for IP68 – Protection against dust and water immersion for up to 30 minutes in up to 6 feet (1.8 meters). Phone will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. To ensure that phone is waterproof, make sure the charger/data port, audio jack and card slot covers are properly seated, with no foreign objects obstructing the seals.

Rugged Military Standard

We Hold Brigadier to a Higher Standard: MILITARY.

It's ultra-durable with Military Standard 810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, blowing rain and water immersion, making it an ideal sidekick for just about any adventure.

Push-to-Talk Plus. Push to Productivity.

With Brigadier's Push-to-Talk Plus, you can communicate instantly with up to 250 people with a push of the dedicated PTT+ key.  Participants can conveniently join or rejoin a call, even after the meeting has already started or if they accidentally drop. Push-to-Talk Plus works over nationwide 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi networks – and 4G LTE group functionality allows you to assign a "supervisor" role to keep group calls productive.

Smart Sonic Receiver

Worksites and Busy Streets are now Phone-Friendly.

Smart Sonic Receiver – take audio performance to the next level in noisy environments by simply touching the phone anywhere near your ear. Smart Sonic Receiver turns sounds into vibrations that go directly to the eardrum – bypassing background noise and enabling call clarity.

The Brigadier also has loud, dual-front speakers, activated by a dedicated Speaker Key located on the top of the phone. Peak volume is 100dB, or as loud as a jackhammer from 6.5 feet away.

Glove and Wet Touchscreen

It's a Screen Other Phones Simply Can't Touch.

Whether you're putting in a hard day's work or just trying to stay warm, Brigadier is the smartphone that doesn't mind your gloves or the rain. Glove & Wet Touchscreen Operation come standard and are always on.

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is a holistic business strategy for enhancing the security and productivity of mobile devices used by employees. Kyocera's enterprise-ready mobile devices support EMM with a range of features, including device management, application management, information management and productivity tools.


Built-in security and encryption to keep your most sensitive documents protected. Includes customizable password requirements and encryption of files to ensure that important data is protected. For specific workplace restrictions, features such as camera, microphone, messaging, voice and data transmissions via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC can be disabled.

  • Enhanced security features including Secure Device Encryption with FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module (includes AES 128/192/256), Secure Boot, TrustZone® support for Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and more. Supports secure data-at-rest and data-in-motion in the device to help ensure that your business communication is secure.
  • Suite of EMM APIs for improved management of devices on a corporate network.
Android Enterprise Recommended (DuraForce PRO 2 only)

This certification ensures businesses can confidently select, deploy and manage Android devices and services that meet elevated enterprise requirements.

  • Validated by Google for Android Enterprise Recommended Devices.
  • Minimum hardware specifications and rated for ingress protection and drop test integrity.
  • Deployment at scale through zero-touch enrollment and QR code.
  • Ensures 90-day security updates from device manufacturers.
Android Enterprise Recommended

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Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Remotely monitor and manage employee devices to make sure they are compliant with company use and security policies. Gives the administrator the ability to locate, lock, and wipe devices remotely.

  • Policy violation detection.
  • Remote lock and wipe of full device including SD card.
  • Password robustness detection (password quality, repetition, detection and expiration interval).
  • Network connection restriction (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Roaming).
  • Sensor restrictions (Camera, Microphone and more).
  • Device function restrictions (OTA updates, Sim Card Lock, Date/Time and more).
  • Prevent storage of corporate data on SD card.
  • Enforce location policies (restrict/require location, prevent passive location data).
  • Silent Install/Uninstall of applications.
  • Whitelist/Blacklist applications.
  • Prevent screenshot or clipboard cut/paste to protect sensitive data.
OEMConfig (Supported for Kyocera devices with Android 9 and above)

OEMConfig is a small application installed on to the device by EMMs and used for exposing API’s to the EMM administrator via managed application configuration. Kyocera’s OEMConfig application offers extended capabilities on all EMMs supporting Android Enterprise configuration providing features above and beyond standard Android Enterprise restrictions. With our OEMConfig, new features or restrictions are available on Kyocera devices without waiting for EMM vendor updates.

Kyocera OEMConfig Partners include:

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Kyocera OEMConfig high-level capabilities:

  • Location restrictions
  • OTA Updates
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and NFC restrictions
  • Key restrictions
  • Contact management
  • Doze mode restrictions
  • Launcher app config
  • Data and roaming restrictions
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Programmable Keys

Kyocera rugged devices have dedicated external keys for programming features such as Push-to-Talk, camera, and SOS alerts. Kyocera’s valued partners have access to API’s which allows their solutions to utilize the programmable buttons even when device is in sleep mode or display is locked/off.

Device Control

Device Control by Kyocera is an ideal mobile solution for businesses with small device pools where cloud-based device management is not required. The application provides control of device features without any monthly recurring charges, improving your business’s bottom line. With Device Control, your employees have access to critical business apps.


Device Feature Restrictions – Limit or allow device capabilities to those needed for the job.
Application Management - Restrict list of applications supported or allowed on device.
Contact Management - Limit access privileges to designated phone numbers for incoming/outgoing calls.
Kiosk Mode - Limit access to features that interfere with workforce productivity. Block applications and device capabilities not conducive to the job at hand.

To find out more about how Device Control can help manage your fleet devices, go to our Device Control page.
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Phone Specs

Brigadier at a Glance

4.5", 720p HD, Kyocera Sapphire Shield touchscreen
1280 x 720 pixels

Talk time: up to 26 hours
Standby time: Up to 365 hours (15.21 days)
Times will vary based on user settings, feature use and network configuration.

6.6 oz
187 grams

8MP rear-facing with flash and camcorder
2MP front-facing camera

Android™ 4.4

Brigadier in-depth

Durable Design - English (434 KB)
Glove and Wet Touchscreen Operation - English (718 KB)
Hazardous Locations Protection - English (393 KB)
Sapphire Shield Display - English (379 KB)
Smart Sonic Receiver Technology - English (835 KB)
Waterproof - English (697 KB)
Consumer Spec Sheet - English (1.1 MB)
Enterprise Spec Sheet - English (1.1 MB)
User Guide - English (2.9 MB)
User Guide - Spanish (2.8 MB)

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