It was some time close to the middle of this month when we brought you word that Kyocera was teasing the masses with a new sapphire smartphone of their own, although it was known as the Sapphire Shield back then. Fast forward to today, and what we have is a crystal clear shot – yes sir, none of that lousy blurry cam photos, of the Kyocera Brigadier, which is a smartphone that will boast of a sapphire display – something that the iPhone 6 might look on with a tinge of envy.
Verizon has been rumored to be the mobile carrier of choice to deliver the Kyocera Brigadier to the masses in the US, but it seems that no official confirmation has been made concerning the situation just yet. Still, the latest round of leaks do reveal a fair bit of information, where the Kyocera Brigadier is said to arrive with a 4.5-inch sapphire display at 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution,
The Kyocera Brigadier does not seem to be lined up to be a popular smartphone for all walks of life, but rather, it is being marketed as a rugged smartphone, which is something Kyocera has had plenty of experience with. Being dust- and water-resistant according to the IP68 standards, it also claims to tout an 8MP camera at the back, a 2MP front-facing camera, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of internal memory.