Available this spring, the waterproof and durable Kyocera Torque will launch first in Germany and France.
The popular messaging app appears to have switched on its promised voice calling feature, with some users reporting the functionality appearing in the latest app build.
The waterproof 5-inch handset is expected to cost around $600 and is equipped with a 21-megapixel camera and up to 256GB of expandable storage.
The second generation of the midrange smartphone is the latest to pick up Google's Lollipop OS update.
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As a GSM version of the recently launched Motorola Droid Turbo, the smartphone promises 48 hours of battery life and super-fast charging.