BAG THIS CAT FOR ITS THERMAL CAMERA AND RUGGED SPECS FOR 40K!

by February 22, 2016
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If Apple made ‘sleek’ popular, then Caterpillar is sure to make ‘rugged’ the new trend. Announcing the new S60 ahead of the Mobile World Congress, Caterpillar, a renowned construction equipment maker, has shown the world just how durable a Smartphone can be. Before we discuss that, let’s talk about the insanely amazing technology that has been incorporated in this marvel of a phone.

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The Cat S60 boasts of a built-in thermal sensor that can take pictures in the dark! Let me put it this way… If Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in ‘Predator’ had this Smartphone, he would’ve been able to kill the camouflaging alien easily. I think.

The inclusion of FLIR’s thermal camera technology in the Cat S60 shows that the company has come a long way since the time it produced ‘FLIR ONE’ as a $350 case accessory for the iPhone 5 series.

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Let’s talk a little more about this ruggedly handsome young Smartphone, shall we? The Cat S60 boasts of a Gorilla Glass 4 measuring 1mm that will stand between the devastating ground and the screen. To add to its charm, this Cat’s frame is made of aluminum while the back is toughened plastic composite. If Bullitt, the manufacturer, is to be believed, then the Smartphone can survive a drop of 1.8 meters 26 times! Seems like this Cat didn’t like the concept of only 9 lives! You could even use this Cat to catch some fish! Simply use it underwater, up to a depth of 5m and turn on the thermal imaging to spot the fishes! Okay, that may be a little impractical, but fun to try nevertheless!

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If you’re thinking what good is this phone for the common man who is stuck with dreary corporate jobs, then you’re thinking right. This ultra durable, thermal camera loaded phone is for construction engineers, emergency service personnel like firefighters, utility workers like electricians, and the occasional child who likes playing with expensive toys. Oh yes, if you’re super clumsy, you may too benefit from this flagship phone. Another everyday use of the phone that has been mentioned by Cat is using it to find any overheating appliances that may prove fatal. Quite handy, eh?

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Now let’s discuss, why this Smartphone is not all that a misfit for the common man. Powered by a robust Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and 3GB RAM, this phone is a monstrous multi-tasker. Its support for 4G connectivity coupled with the Android Marshmallow OS will make web browsing, downloading useful apps, playing games, etc. a smooth experience.

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The 4.7” screen comes with a display resolution of 720p which is decent enough in terms of picture clarity on such a huge screen. For those wondering if the S60 comes with a “normal” camera, then let me inform you that yeah, it does. The primary camera is 13MP while the front camera gives a 5MP shot. You can store all your amazingly shot pictures and videos on the 32GB internal memory of the phone.

If you’re looking to lay your hands on this unusual Smartphone, then you may want to keep about Rs.40, 000 ready and wait until the end of May for this Cat to come out of the bag!





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