CAT S60 Rugged Smartphone With Thermal Sensor and Smart Intelligence Launched

With BLUBOO gearing up to launch the first rugged smartphone, the India-based Caterpillar has gone one step ahead by launching the rugged CAT S60 Rugged phone with an integrated thermal camera sensor manufactured by FLIR. With accurate cuttings in corners, the phone features navigation buttons clearly and the logo appearing on the top left side.

If you think you can snatch the phone for a low price, then you are wrong. You will have to pay $1000 (Rs. 64999) to purchase CAT S60 Rugged phone, which will be sold exclusively via Amazon India. Moreover, the phone will be available via retail stores across India from March 17. When compared to other markets like China, the phone is priced heavily.

Showcased at the recently concluded MWC 2017, the CAT S60 Rugged smartphone features a thermal camera on the rear. Caterpillar has established a strategic partnership with Bullitt Group to make use of the CAT brand.

CAT S60 Rugged smartphone features

The highlight of CAT S60 Rugged smartphone is its ability to detect heat loss across the doors and windows. Moreover, the phone will be able to spot the amount of moisture accurately.

CAT S60 Rugged smartphone

If you have any device with missing insulation, the handset will detect automatically including the capability to identify the electrical equipment, which overheats abnormally.

CAT S60 Rugged smartphone specifications

On the specifications front, the CAT S60 features a 4.7-inch HD Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected display, Snapdragon 617 processor, Adreno 405 graphics, 3GB RAM coupled with 32GB internal storage loaded with Android Marshmallow. Are you wearing gloves? Do you have wet fingers? No problem. You can use the phone without causing any damage because of its resistance to water.

While the rear camera is equipped with a 13MP FLIR thermal module alongside dual LED flash, the front-facing shooter offers 5MP snapper paired with f/2.4 aperture. The main attraction of the CAT S60 Rugged smartphone is that it provides an ability to accurately measure the temperature from a distance of 50 to 100 feet.

CAT S60 Rugged smartphone – Premium sounding experience

According to the company sources, the phone will enable you to experience premium high-quality audio experience greater than 105dB. Designed using a hardcore Die Cast Frame, the CAT S60 Rugged smartphone will not cause any damage even if you drop from 1.8 meters on a hard concrete floor.

While regular phones will offer a battery of 4000mAh, the CAT S60 device gets power from the integrated 3800mAh battery. Because of the rugged look and feel, the weight of the phone is 223 grams.

Anand Narayanaswamy is a freelance technology writer based in Trivandrum. He had contributed several articles and reviews for various software based portals.

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