Images of the Samsung Convoy 3 coming to Verizon later this month?

Images of the Samsung Convoy 3 coming to Verizon later this month?
Most people are aware of the Casio G'zOne rugged series of Verizon phones, but Samsung has their own rugged Convoy and Convoy 2, which has been out over the past couple of years as well.

Today we received some pictures from one of our tipsters, saying that that Verizon is in the process of testing the new Samsung Convoy 3 (SCH-U680) and hopes to have it out within the next few weeks.

As you can see from the images, the Convoy 3 is a modest upgrade from the Convoy 2, as the style and color has changed some, though it does appear that the internal display is about the same size (2.2") and it retains a color external display and music control buttons. Stereo speakers are also noticeable on front, as well as the microSD memory card slot, orange push-to-talk button, and locking battery cover on the rear.

We'll let you know when we learn more about the Samsung Convoy 3.

Thanks, Tip4Tat!

Related phones

Convoy 2
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6.50h talk time)
Convoy 3
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6.5h talk time)



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

In a world of smart phones, it's been a long time since I've seen a flip phone. I bet you it would win a drop test against any smartphone on the market today.

2. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June In a Kenworth pullin' logs I used to give these puppies out all the time for free when working at Verizon tech. Ha. I sold some too. Old people love em. I would also recommend for parents when getting a cell phone for their kid. But yeah, I think only old people really like that phone. I'm not sure why, but their the reason this phone exists. Literally all carpenters/miners/farmers had casio , every one I spoke with. Not saying anything, I'm just saying. - The Rubber Duck

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The reason why the Convoy series works so well for old people is because for a flip phone it had big buttons, a huge display, and was freaking loud. I'm pretty sure the sequels carried over the strong points of the original. The first one was also reliable. I don't remember ever getting a defective return. Even though it isn't waterproof, I'd take Samsung's rugged phones over Casio's pieces of s**t any day. (Casio's phones are tough, but they have horrible reliability histories.)

9. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

My mother has had the Convoy and has the Convoy 2 now. She loves it!

10. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I remember you saying you appreciated these phones, Sniggs. You have been touting their dependablitiy for years. Sammy makes two types of phones: Amazingly great and amazingly bad. The Convoy series seems to be in the better catagory.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ha, snowgator, how have you been? I haven't really seen you in a while.

12. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Having a blast, buddy!!! Almost didn't recognize you without the Iron Giant avatar! I keep an eye open for your posts. The place ain't the same without a Sniggs sighting. There are half a dozen posters I hope stick around forever, as I have learned they tend to be annoyingly right most of the time, and you are among them. Matter of a fact, I think I lost a bet over WP7's would get WP8 or not with you, which I can announce I welched on. (Would it be stupid to admit sometimes I miss Gemini and the old Apple apologist gang???) I Hope things are good for you. I keep my eyes open on Motorola posts just to see where you are at!!

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Haha, yeah, I miss some of the old gang too. Taco was always fun to bat around. Now the only pro Apple troll worth shaking in my teeth is Mxy, but it's just not the same. Oh well. I'm sure we'll have new guys to replace the old jerks sometime. And I don't really plan on ever abandoning this place. It's too much fun to comment here.

14. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Taco, Taco, Taco...... Whatever became of ye??

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

He got permabanned a long time ago. I think remixfa did too, since I haven't seen him post here in forever.

16. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wow. I do remember him being a bit of a jerk. Okay, a big jerk. But to be banned? Phone Arena doesn't ban anyone. Must have crossed a seriously stupid line. And I could have sworn I saw Remixfa on here recently. Now I have to go look..

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, some of the things Taco said were really out there. The one time he really offended me was when he implied Android was an OS for poor people, and basically started laughing at the idea of anyone else having less money than him.

7. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

they make great work phones. jeez guys its not always for old folks

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

At first sight I thought It´s a walkie-talkie lol.

4. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

My mum would like one of these, she only uses a flip phone to make sure she done't call out her phone credit. I might get her one when released.

5. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tank sounds nicer


Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 30, 2012


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