Does Casio Have a Quad-Core Superphone in the Works?

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Casio’s not a name we usually associate with high-end smartphones. While we saw the company release its G’zOne Commando last year, that Android was notable more for its ruggedized construction than anything along the lines of a screaming-fast processor or high-resolution screen. Casio may be re-thinking just what tier of smartphone it wants to be producing, at least according to reports from the company’s recent efforts with focus groups.

Admittedly, getting input from the public about product ideas doesn’t mean that any of these particular devices will make it to market, but at the least they might give us some insight into what we should expect.

According to one smartphone fan who found himself in a Casio focus group, the company has plenty of phones it’s working on, at least a couple smartphones, and one in particular that could be big. Supposedly, this model’s got a large AMOLED screen that’s somewhere around 4.6 inches diagonally. The phone itself is remarkably thin, supports NFC and LTE, and is based-around a quad-core processor. It should have an eight-megapixel main camera, a two-megapixel front-facer, and arrive running Ice Cream Sandwich. To power all that hardware, Casio’s outfitted the handset with a 2000mAh battery.

If all that’s accurate, this model could signal a big change in direction for Casio. Sure, it will likely still continue with the G’zOne line – another such model was featured in this focus group – but from the sound of this, Casio might be about to try stepping-up its game.

We’re not sure if it applies to this specific Android model, but some of the devices demonstrated in this focus group showed Verizon badging; considering the carrier’s past affiliation with Casio, it would be a likely home for the phone.

Source: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!