The term sapphire glass is commonplace in Apple forums and fan sites since the past several months as the iPhone 6 vows to be the first handset in the world to sport the ultra durable glass technology. However, a leak reveals that the company might not be the first after all with Kyocera reportedly looking to launch a handset with sapphire glass called the Brigadier.
According to an image accessed by the folks over at Pocketnow, the smartphone could break cover anytime soon. The device is reportedly destined towards Verizon and the press image even shows 26 July as the date, so we might have an announcement very soon.
The Kyocera Brigadier is expected to pack midrange hardware underneath its sturdy exterior. It is said that the handset will come with a 4.5 inch 720p display, a 1.4 GHz quad core SoC, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 2GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera.
The press image reveals white status bar icons, so we’re guessing it runs Kitkat by default. The device is believed to be IP68 certified for lasting in extreme conditions, which is quite evident from the looks. The screenshot also reveals the existence of 4G LTE, which is good news for Verizon customers. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about the smartphone in the coming days.
Via: Cult of Android