Rugged Kyocera Hydro Elite and Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE appear in Verizon rebate form

Rugged Kyocera Hydro Elite and Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE appear in Verizon rebate form
The Kyocera Hydro Elite and the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE are two phones we've already heard about, and now it seems like the day of their official unveiling is near. They are now both listed on the Verizon rebate form, a photo of which was kindly provided by a tipster of ours, with an announcement reportedly expected within a couple of weeks. 

Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot we can share with you as to what hardware these two smartphones pack under their hoods. What we do know, on the other hand, is what they will look like. 

This photo of the Kyocera Hydro Elite was leaked back in April by a trusted source. It appears that we are dealing with a mid-range Android smartphone that can run on Verizon's 4G LTE pipeline. And judging by its name, the Hydro Elite will most likely be resistant to dust and water damage. 

Then just a week ago, the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE appeared at the FCC along with a handful of photos of it. The smartphone is clearly walking in the footsteps of its predecessors, sporting a rugged, shock-resistant body. Again, little is known about its hardware specs, but we aren't expecting it to be anything more than a mid-range device.

So in case you've been waiting for a tough Android smartphone from Verizon, you should be able to grab a new model in the near future. Chances are that the Kyocera Hydro Elite and the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE will be announced before the end of June.

Thanks for the tip!

Related phones

Hydro Elite
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13h talk time)
G'zOne Commando 4G LTE
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(9h talk time)



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that Kyocera is fu-u-ugly...

2. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

they always are! Hope it doesn't ruin chances of getting the Galaxy S4 Active. 1080p and build quality, sign me up.

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Some one needs to edit this artical. I know for sure that Phone Arena has posted the specs for the Casio GZ'one 4G LTE verson before. We even have the FCC report on it! The people writing these articals need to pay attention to the articals that have already been posted.

4. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

As much as I loved the G'zone Commando, I will not be picking up the successor if it is not able to put different roms on it. Rooting it was nice, but the lack of custom roms (anything non verizon) really turned me off to it.

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