There’s been a lot of talk about the next iPhone launching with a highly resilient sapphire display, however phone maker Kyocera has managed to beat the Cupertino-based software giant to market with the release of its rugged Brigadier. Available now on Verizon for $100 on a two year service agreement or $20 a month via the carrier’s Edge service, this durable device targets people who frequently battle the elements.
Packing a 4.5-inch “Sapphire Shield” display, the LTE-friendly Brigadier is IP68 certified and is dust, scratch, shock and water resistant. In terms of traditional smartphone specifications, the Brigadier features a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing shooter and Android 4.4 KitKat.
In addition to being tougher than a two dollar steak, the Brigadier is equipped with a non-removable 3,100mAh battery that should easily keep things chugging along for the bulk of your strenuous day.