Cat S60 is the first phone with a thermal camera

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 23 2016 @ 14:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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).

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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