Early this month @evleaks announced on Twitter that the Kyocera Brigadier would be arriving on Verizon. No further details were given about the device and it was not known then if this would be a featurephone or a smartphone. What’s known is that this will be another rugged phone just like the other offerings of the company which will be able to withstand water and dust.
A fresh Twitter post of @evleaks now shows the front and back photo of the Kyocera Brigadier which we can now say is an Android device. It looks pretty tough and has a hard shell enclosure that protects the device from the environment.
The specs of the Kyocera Brigadier are not listed but judging from the photo it looks like it is running on Android 4.4 KitKat. There’s a front camera and a rear camera with LED flash. Judging from its logo at the back the device will be able to connect to 4G LTE. The 4G network notification can also be seen from its front photo. There are three physical buttons below the display and below the buttons there also appears to be a front speaker.
Verizon hasn’t made any announcements yet regarding this device but since @evleaks posted about it then it’s almost certain to arrive. The question that remains right now is when will it arrive and how much is it going to cost.