kyocera brigadierEarlier we reported that Verizon had launched the LG G Vista, and it looks like the LG G Vista isn’t the only handset that Verizon is announcing today. Alongside the LG device, Verizon has also launched the Kyocera Brigadier, a handset which was rumored about a couple of days ago. The Kyocera Brigadier, just like the LG G Vista, is priced at $99.99 on a new two-year contract, or it can be bought outright for $399.99.

So what kind of specs are we looking at? Well for those looking for a rugged phone and one that can withstand a fair amount of abuse, then the Kyocera Brigadier could be what the doctor ordered. The handset has been designed to be a rugged phone, partly thanks to its Sapphire Shield which is essentially a layer of synthetic sapphire glass that helps protect it from being scratched.

Other specs include a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, and an IP68 protection rating. It has also received a US MIL-STD-810G rating meaning that it will be able to withstand other environmental conditions, such as strong vibrations and extreme temperatures. It probably isn’t the phone for everyone but if you’re working in places where you might need a rugged smartphone, then perhaps the Kyocera Brigadier could be worth checking out.

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