Cat S60 is the world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal imaging camera
CAT, a company mostly known for manufacturing heavy-duty machinery and engines, will be heading to this year’s Mobile World Congress(MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, to present a new smartphone – Cat S60. The smartphone is not only waterproof and shockproof but also equipped with an onboard thermal imaging camera.
The thermal camera is certainly a feature that stands out immediately. Cat integrates the technology directly into a handset with an onboard camera system made by thermal imaging specialist FLIR Systems.
It allows users to use their devices to monitor events that involve heat. These include work-related chores like detecting heat loss around windows and doors, spotting moisture and missing insulation, or identifying over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry. The camera runs with a comprehensive application offering various functions (still image, panorama, video mode, etc.).
The CAT S60 is an extremely rugged device. This smartphone can survive a nearly 1.8 meters (~5.9 feet) drop onto concrete with its Strengthened Die-Cast frame. The company also called it the “most waterproof smartphone” and can survive in water as deep as 5 meters (~16.4 feet) for an hour.
The Cat S60 is a 4G Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone with a 4.7-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 glass. It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with a 32GB internal memory and 3GB of RAM. The Cat S60 is packed by 3,800 mAh battery.
On the back of the Cat S60 smartphone, there are two different camera modules: one is a standard 13-megapixel camera with dual flash that shoots ordinary photos, and the other is a special FLIR-made thermal camera that provides a heat view of the world around you. There is a 5-Megapixel front-facing camera for the selfie.
Cat S60 Full Specifications –
- Thermal imaging camera, powered by FLIR
- Strengthened Die Cast Frame
- Drop-proof to 1.8m, MIL Spec 810G
- Super bright display (typical 540 nits), Gorilla Glass 4
- 4.7” HD capacitive multi-touch with auto wet finger & glove support
- Optimized battery performance (3800mAh)
- High-quality audio experience (>105dB)
- Underwater 13MP main camera with dual flash, 5MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE
- Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor
- 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
- Android Marshmallow