It’s time again to speak of devices that haven’t yet been confirmed by their makers or their carriers, in this case coming on a very hardcore tip. It’s the rebirth of the Casio G’zOne Commando, this time with 4G LTE connectivity and a new hardware setup made to take on the elements, just as its predecessor did. Is this the watchmaker’s new best attempt at a smartphone you’ve just got to toss down a flight of stairs?
This device has been rumored to be coming with a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor (this likely coming from Qualcomm), 1GB of RAM, and an 1800 mAh battery under the back hood. Inside you’ll find 16GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot for memory expansion of up to 64GB, and the display up front measures in at a cool 4-inches.
With 480 x 800 pixel resolution on this relatively small TFT LCD display, it’s going to be a hard sell to those looking for the best of the best. But that’s not Casio’s market, is it? Instead this device will be sold to those working at construction sites and bashing their way through the forest on a regular basis.
SlashGear has received a tip leading us to believe that this device – having already seen the FCC (the images above and below come from the FCC, mind you) earlier this year – is indeed coming to Verizon Wireless soon. This tip comes from a list of devices that also contained the Verizon version of the HTC One, sourced from @evleaks, a leakster who is seldom wrong.
If the projected possible release window for the HTC One is any indicator, this Casio smartphone will be out before the end of Summer 2013. Casio’s original G’zOne Commando was released in May of 2011.