A potential new rugged smartphones has appeared online, after the Kyocera CA12 got its FCC certification over the past days. This model is meant for carriers KDDI and Okinawa Cellular and comes with Wimax2+, as well as LTE.
It also passed WiFi and Bluetooth certification and works on WiFi 802.11n in the 2.4 GHz band. The handset measures 8.55 mm in thickness and it’s rumored to be a Torque series model, meaning it could end up as a rugged device. Its size (146.3 x 72.2 x 8.55 mm) is close to the one of the au Urbano V02, so the two models may be one and the same.
The screen is said to be a 5 incher and specs are expected to be either midrange or even entry level. All we have is a diagram of the screen label and FCC certification, without a clear shot at this model. Waterproofing and dust proofing are expected.