Casio Announces Android G-Shock Smartphone

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After Casio has announced their tough smart phone G’zOne Commando which is available from Verizon on contract now they have announced another rugged all terrain smart phone which is named after their popular brand of G-shock watches.Moreover this G-Shock smart phone is powered by Android 2.3.6. This phone comes with the typical G-shock watch design features by placing all the buttons on the phone at the bottom.

The display of the phone is surrounded by a thick frame just like the G-Shock watches which will prevent any kind of damage even if the phone is to fall on a flat surface. The phone is designed very impressively. It can even withstand 1m depth of water.

The phone is made out of high grade of materials which makes sure that phone will survive any kind of torture and will live to tell the tale. The back of the phone looks very impressive with a stylish metal casing covering and exposed screws. Moreover the back is engraved with some emergency numbers when in trouble.

The stainless back makes the phone look very rugged and also somewhat professional looking. Casio have announced that the phone is resistant from the following:

  • Shock resistant up to 10 feet
  • Pressure resistant 1.0 ton
  • Water resistant 1.0 bar

These type of resistant’s are to be expected a phone which is marketed under the G-Shock branding. The watches also have similar features of resistance.

In terms of connectivity the phone features all kinds of connectivity options and makes sure that it is up to date as compared to other android. The phone also packs a rear 5MP camera which is useful when taking pictures in rugged terrain for making some wonderful memory. Unfortunately the phone doesn’t come with a front facing camera so you won’t be able to use it for video chatting.

In terms of hardware specification it’s not confirmed yet which kind of processor will be powering the phone and what clock speed or any other hardware specs haven’t been released by Casio yet.

The phone display is rumored to be the S-LCD which produces very vibrant and rich color an also the screen is protected by gorilla glass. So along with the thick outer shell and gorilla glass protection you are assured that no matter where if your phone drops there won’t be any damage to the phone.

The phone is powered by Android running gingerbread and it’s not confirmed whether Casio are planning an update to the latest Android 4.0 ICS.

Its true that the phone looks very bulky and rugged and in terms of specification it’s not much but its assured that this G-Shock android will be an instant hit among the people who are busy with constant outdoor activity. Now they don’t have to worry about damaging their phone or staying out of contact with their friends and family’s when they are busy enjoying their outdoor activity.

Casio have promised that they will unveil more detail about their G-shock smartphone in MWC that will be held on 3rd February. So stay tuned for more updates.


Key Features:

  • 4.0 inch S-LCD display
  • Android gingerbread 2.3.6
  • WI-FI b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 5MP rear Camera
  • Rugged body capable of handling any and all terrain
  • Shock, pressure, water resistant
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