FCC documents reveal host of pictures of Casio G’zOne rugged Android device
That short-term has passed, and now to documentation on this G’zOne, noted as model C811, bares all for us to see.
Specification-wise, we can only go by this device’s Japanese counterpart, known as the G’zOne Type-L. That device is running Android 4.0 and has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor. It also has 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch WVGA display, 8.1MP camera, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. According to the user manual, an 8GB microSD card will be included with this new G’zOne.
We would like to think that if Verizon announces this device now, it will be running later version of Android, but it is distinctly possible that we could see ICS at this G’zOne’s debut. Outside of that, the device is packing rugged good looks, will have an OEM extended battery option (2,920mAh) in addition to its standard 1,800mAh power source, and wireless charging will also be available. Like the previous G’zOne Commando, this will meet MIL-STE-810G standards for water resistance, withstanding dust or a drop from about 1.5 meters.
Despite this device making its appearance at the FCC several months ago, we do not have any information about price or availability with Big Red. It cannot arrive too soon however, its predecessor (model C771) turns two-years old in a couple days. In the meantime, we have a bunch of photos of the device from the FCC documentation below.
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Casio G'zOne C811
1. Droiddoes (unregistered)
2. lsutigers (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
A clone of the old Gzone and the Sprint Torque. Nice...
8. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I agree an upgrade version of the Gzone but not a clone of the Torque because Japan had a version of it back in October and Korea had the version out back in March it was even approved by the FCC for release back in October when the Japanese version came out Verizon has just been sitting on the phone so it was done and ready to go last year so not a clone of the Torque actually Torque copied there version
3. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 91; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
It has a 2920 mAh battery, pretty good
7. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
The standard battery that comes with the phone is 1870 mAh the one pictured that is 2920 mAh is the offical upgradable battery that has an extended back panel that comes with it thats why there is 2 pictures of the back one of them has a hump and the other is flat both battery's are sold by Casio so it not an after market addition and will fit
4. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Provided the camera is good, I think I just may have found my new snowboarding phone!
6. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
the camera is 8.1 mp i dont have enough post to post a copy of the link but if you go to casio g'zones main site they havve the phone under Korea and GSMarena has all the phones specs under casio as well
9. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I'm not one that gets hung up on megapixels, the quality of the picture is much more important.
10. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Agreed Casio is known for making quality cameras as well and they have had some of there dumb phones from Japan fitted with Exilim Lens and up to 14 or 15 MP the phones were even called Exilim after there cameras and this was about 2 yrs ago so hopefully they do the same quality with this one
5. kephaff (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Wow PA took you guys almost a month to post this article this same article was cover by phonescoop android life and various other site on April 2 and the specs for the phone have been on GSMarena since the Korea version came out in March As for the phone same snapdragon processor as Galaxy S3(US version) and almost identical specs of the S3 with the exception of the screen and 1gb of ram instead of 2 but rugged beyond just water proof and a hell of a battery upgrade
11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Wow, 2,920mAH battery, it will have good battery life, I guess............
12. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
*shrugs* another phone that's mediocre except for its durability.
Casio's phones can always survive getting the s**t beaten out of them; however, they have never been good with reliability.
13. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
"Casio's phones can always survive getting the s**t beaten out of them; however, they have never been good with reliability."
Wouldnt getting the S**t beaten out of them and surviving count as reliability?
14. Sniggly (Posts: 6698; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No. By reliability I'm referring to the likelihood that the phone will stop working on its own. Casio's phones have had issues ranging from randomly shutting off, freezing, and earpieces not working all the way to the goddamn charging port coming out of the phone.
15. hltechie (Posts: 88; Member since: 08 May 2009)
Has there been any further word on when this will be released?