CAT S60 – world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera
CAT S60 – world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera

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.

CAT S60 – world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera
CAT S60 – world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera

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 –

CAT S60 – world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera
CAT S60 – world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera
  • 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

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