We finally know the winner of the sapphire glass display race, the Brigadier has significantly overtaken the announced for September iPhone 6, giving Apple the reason to feel a bit ashamed. Just yesterday we were telling you about the upcoming Kyocera Brigadier, a revolutionary smartphone with the sapphire glass screen, and today the phone becomes available at Verizon for only $99.99 on two-year contract.
Kyocera Brigadier for Verizon is now for sale
The Kyocera’s Brigadier smartphone for Verizon is a mid-range device with extra durable screen produced with the used of the sapphire glass. The said to be extra strong material fairly exceeds the durability capabilities of the Gorilla Glass. In theory the sapphire glass can be cut only with the use of diamond, in practice it can even scatter into pieces when meeting extremely hostile circumstances, but still the manufacturer ensures us that it will definitely come out safe and sound from the collision with an object hard as a rock.
According to the information found on the net, the Brigadier houses a 4.5-inch display with 720p of resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage and a 8-megapixel rear shooter with 2-megapixel front-facing one. The device is powered by the 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. What’s more the Brigadier is equipped with super strong 100 decibel front speakers and 3,200 mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly. It also sports Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.
Perhaps the Brigadier’s specs are nothing in comparison to the high-tech parameters of recent Android smartphones, but we shouldn’t forget that the phone was designed to target at completely different group of prospective customers. It must be solid, strong and reliable, not necessary sophisticated in the terms of tech-specs, though some of you will probably argue with this.
Kyocera has a long-term experience in the field of rugged phones, which explains why they keep so much attention to the smartphone’s ruggedisation features. Aside the synthetic sapphire Shield Display, the phone is equipped with a wide range of other protection. The IP68 resistance tag make the Brigadier water resistant, which in practice means that it can survive being dropped to 6 feet deep water for 30 minutes. Additionally, if the dust and water resistance doesn’t impress you, the handset’s also received the military grade 810G rating label confirming the smartphone’s protection against hazardous environmental and man forces. In other words, the Brigadier is said to stand extreme temperatures and strong vibrations. So, the handset not only looks tough but it also appears to be though.
For all of you interested in testing the Saphire Shield Display on your own, the handset is at your grabs since its price tag won’t certainly setting you back. Verizon offers the phone in two purchasing options. First one gives you the opportunity to buy the Brigadier on two-year contract for $99.99, the second one allows you to get it on EDGE for $19.99. Furthermore, you may also purchase the device for its full retail price which is $399.99.
Will the Brigadier be a successful launch? So far, there’s no reason to doubt it, since it is the device that perfectly fits to fill the rugged phones niche on the current mobile market, being the perfect symbiosis of decent tech parameters and an extremely durable body.
more info: Verizon