Caterpillar's New Smartphone: Cat S60

Caterpillar announces their new smartphone with the thermal imaging & break & water resistant features. Learn about the main specifications of Cat S60

Cat S60 the First Smartphone with Thermal Imaging.

Innovation is key in the Tech World to be distinguished from other companies, and this is what Caterpillar did when they unveiled their new smartphone Cat S60 during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on the 21st and 25th of February 2016.

Cat Phones, subsidiary of Caterpillar Incorporated for Heavy Duty Products, announced during the Mobile World Congress, the release of the new smartphone Cat S60 with new innovated specifications and features like thermal imaging which made the Cat S60 the first smartphone with thermal imaging.

The other new feature Caterpillar announced was that their smartphone is sturdy for being resistant to the following factors: water, breaks and bumps, humidity, rain, and sunrays. These factors made Cat S60 the strongest phone when it comes to system functions and design.

There is no doubt that Caterpillar Inc. is targeting a certain market segment with their new smartphone like construction workers, Extreme Sports players, Firefighters, Military, and anyone who needs a sturdy phone in their line of work. Note that the Cat S60 passed all the Military Specifications tests like a 2m drop on reinforced concrete, dropping it in water and then heating it, etc…

 

*Official release of Cat S60 by Cat Rigid Channel.

Test results showed that Apple and Samsung smartphones were the most fragile; therefore, Cat S60 users will be people who need tougher phones (which Apple and Samsung are not providing).

What are the announced specifications of Cat S60 so far?

Cat Phones Inc. took the chance at the Barcelona conference to announce their new smartphone Cat S60 in which we at Labeb will inform you about its specifications and features through this article.

Beginning with the most unique feature thermal imaging; which is used in military and can locate thermal objects in low visibility and capture images (even in complete darkness). The camera is designed to take pictures according to body heat or thermal emission and define its form from a distance of 15 to 30m.

 Cat S60 Thermal Imaging.

This camera is made by FLIR Inc. and has a resolution of 13MP, and 5MP front camera.

The second feature is being break and bump resistant, and as mentioned before, it passed Military tests and is tough enough to be dropped from a height of 1.8m onto a reinforced concrete without being affected. It is also water resistant and can reach a depth of 5M and lasts for 60 minutes.

Away from these specifications, Cat S60 also has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD screens with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels and covered in Corning Gorilla 4 Glass (scratch and break resistant).

It is 12.5mm thick and has an eight core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Cortex-A53 processors with a speed of 1.5GHz.

Cat S60 has a 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, and the ability to add an additional SD Card (up to 128GB).

It is powered by Android 6.0 also known as Marshmallow.

We must point out that Cat S60 will be available in a black color only and will have features similar to other smartphones, such as: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Radio, and other.

The battery provided is non-removable 3800 mAh battery.

Summary

Cat S60 smartphones are considered strong and sturdy phones and expected to be available in the first quarter of 2016.

They have unique features and specifications like thermal imaging, and a strong and sturdy exterior which is not present in other phones.

The price range is expected to be 600 USD (425 JOD’s) however, the company did not specify an exact release date but they mentioned that it will be during the first quarter of 2016.

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