A new rugged Android-powered handset is heading to Verizon soon, according to an apparently leaked press image of the smartphone.
The picture below, provided by the well-known @evleaks, who has been the source of plenty of similar leaks in the past, shows the Casio Commando 4G LTE (also known as the G’zOne Commando 811), which should be launched by Big Red in the near future. As you can see in the picture, Verizon’s logo is present, right alongside Verizon’s 4G LTE status bar icon. A July 3 date can also be spotted, but there are no details that would suggest that particular date would have anything to do with a potential launch.
Obviously with such leaks, no matter how trusted the source, there’s always a possibility that the image is fake, so keep that in mind when admiring the device. That said, we’ll point out that the handset has already hit the FCC, and actual pictures of the handset have been provided to the regulator (including the one below) – as you can see, they show a device that’s similar to the one in the press render above, complete with Verizon’s logo. The FCC documentation also revealed that the handset comes with 4G LTE support for Verizon.
However, other details about the handset are not available at this time, so we’ll still have to wait for Verizon to make it official before we can tell you more about its specs, features and availability.
We’ll point out that unlike in previous years, when rugged smartphones did not also pack high-end features, this year is a little different. With handsets like the Xperia Z and the Galaxy S4 Active out and about – the latter is yet to launch, but it is official – other rugged handsets such as the Casio Commando 4G LTE may have a tough time impressing the crowds.