An alleged press render of the the Verizon Casio Commando 4G LTE has been posted by famous leak source @evleaks. The device, which is believed to be a successor to the Casio G’zOne Commando, is a ruggedized Android smartphone.
Like its predecessor, the smartphone appears to feature a customized user interface, which it places on top of what looks like Android 4.0+.
The photo also shows red and silver accents, which do lend the smartphone a ruggedized vibe. Several capacitive navigation buttons are found below the display, as well.
Onscreen, there is a G’zWORLD app, which is described as an outdoor social media map that saves information on outdoor activities like travel, fishing, and snowboarding.
Back in April, the same smartphone was spotted in an FCC filing.
The filing stated that the device would be coming with front- and rear-facing cameras, and an 8GB microSD card.
As with other ruggedized smartphones, the Verizon Casio Commando 4G LTE will likely come with resistance against shock, dust, and water.
Also, the device is obviously geared to support 4G LTE, as its name suggests.
It bears mentioning, as well, that the press render seems to match previously-leaked actual photos of the same smartphone.
Unfortunately, more information regarding the smartphone in terms of its technical specifications, price, availability, and features, is still unavailable at the moment.
The Verizon Casio Commando 4G LTE joins the growing list of ruggedized smartphones this year. Among these are the Sony Xperia Z, LG Optimus GJ, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The latter is set to be unveiled later this month, which will provide a clearer look at what kind of improvements phone makers are introducing to today’s ruggedized devices. As one may recall, the ruggedized smartphones that phone makers released in the past were typically bulky devices that did not come with premium features.