CAT’s latest S60 smartphone went official earlier this week, and it is beyond interesting. It is the first smartphone to offer unseen before water resistance – up to 5 meters deep, but it is also the first smartphone to pack a thermal camera.
The phone comes with a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The Cat S60 is powered by 1.2GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Cat S60 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Cat S60 is powered by a 3800mAh non removable battery. It measures 147.90 x 73.40 x 12.66 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 223.00 grams. The Cat S60 is a Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.
The CAT S60 has a regular 13MP snapper on the back, coupled with a FLIR Lepton thermal camera. The latter is capable of showing 80 x 60 pixels of thermal video, but CAT has a special technology that combines the image of both cameras into a single picture. The result is pretty amazing and can be helpful to lots of people in various scenarios – construction workers, plumbers, firefighters, emergency services, among others.