Casio C811 hits the FCC, may be a variant of the Casio G’zOne Type-L

by: Andrew GrushOctober 19, 2012

Casio C811

Remember the Casio G’zOne Commando, offered last year through Verizon Wireless? While that particular smartphone wasn’t the most powerful device around, it was extremely rugged. Now a new FCC filing indicates that the Commando’s successor is making its way over to the United States. While the patent lists the device’s name as the Casio C811, this may very well be a variant of the recently unveiled Japanese-market Casio G’zOne Type-L.

The FCC document doesn’t give us that much information to go by, but it does state the new phone will have NFC, LTE through the Verizon band 13, and micro-SD. The FCC filing also makes it clear this isn’t exactly the same as the Type-L, at least not on the outside. The patent image of the C811 has a rounded top, which differs from the Japanese-bound smartphone’s outer-casing.

Casio Type-L

It is hard to say what kind of hardware the C811 will feature, but we can tell you that the Type-L will powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. Other specs for the new G’zOne smartphone include an 8-megapixel camera, NFC, LTE, a 4-inch IPS display and special resistance capabilities. Besides its strong case design, the phone is also dust-proof and water resistant. According to Casio, the rugged Android device can handle being submerged in water up to 1.5 meters deep, for as long as thirty minutes. Keep in mind that we have no clue whether or not the C811 will have the same specs or something completely different.

Ruggedized phones like the G’zOne series aren’t for everyone, but it could be perfect for those that work in fields like construction, the military or even factory settings. For the moment, we know little concrete information about the Casio C811. The puzzle pieces seem to fit together enough to say this is more than likely quite similar to the Casio G’zOne Type-L, but keep in mind this is just speculation for now.

  • Iceburgh

    It’s also great for people with small children.

  • No kidding. My wifes old smart phones lasted 30 days or so with young kids at home. Looking forward to upgrading to 4G with Casio.

  • Charlie

    I am a Driver in the fuel industry, I am very happy to say the G’z One is the best phone and longest lasting phone I have ever had, its even been dropped in gasoline, and it’s had not one problem, I can’t wait for a 4G version, and hopefully more phone memory, for those in the outdoor industry this phone is a must.

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  • Aaron Johnson

    look familiar? its the new Casio G’zOne CA-201L just got released in the korean market.

  • SonshineCLG

    What is taking so long!?! What is the hold-up! I am waiting for the 4g version to come out and the FCC is what is holding it up! The rest of the world has it, but the SS at the FCC have a national security issue or what? No other government is holing it why is the alphabet boys?