Verizon to Team Up With Casio to Launch Quad-Core LTE Android 4.0 Smartphone?

Casio and Verizon may be teaming up with a high-end smartphone release with a venerable specs sheet that includes quad-core processing, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The two had partnered up in the past to release a rugged, waterproof 3G Android smartphone and it’s unclear if the element-resisting features of the Casio Commando will also be headed to the new phone release.

The phone was shown off as part of a focus group ran by either Casio or Verizon, and a reader of Android-centric website Droid-life was a participant in the focus group. The device is said to have a large display, potentially clocking in between 4.5 to 4.7 inches, which would place it in the same league as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the newly announced LG Spectrum smartphone. The device will utilize AMOLED for its display technology.


Other specs include NFC support, a slightly curved display like the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S, and a button-less design. The handset is described as ‘beautifully simplistic’ and is said to have a thin design.

Along with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera the handset will have a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera.