It's a pretty slow news day so here's some news from a couple of days ago. Caterpillar teamed up with Flir to make the Cat S60, world's first smartphone with a thermal camera. Designed for heavy duty use, this phone has a thickness of 14mm and measures 150mm x 73mm (H x W).
The phone runs Android 6.0 and withstands drops onto concrete from a height of 1.8 meters, it's waterproof at depths of up to 2 meters and by switching a lever on the phone (that closes the speaker port) it should be waterproof at depths of up to 5 meters!
The main feature of the phone is its Flir thermal camera, a feature aimed at building professionals, utility workers, emergency services, etc. The Cat S60 offers a 4.7" HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4 and 540 nits brightness, 4G, a 3800mAh battery, a 13MP camera that works underwater, a 5MP front camera, the Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, and 32GB internal flash memory.
Cat will ship the phone later this year for $599 (649EUR).
Cat S60 is the first phone with a thermal camera
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 23 2016 @ 14:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck