Cat phones have launched a new flagship Cat S60 smartphone in India. Cat S60 is the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera. The Cat S60 can go to depths of up to 5 meters for 1 hour. The phone is an extremely tough and robust, world class rugged smartphone that can survive drops onto a concrete surface from up to 1.8 meters. The Cat S60 is IP68 certified which makes it dustproof, shockproof, waterproof and MIL-SPEC 810G certified, making it the perfect companion to those living even the most rugged of lifestyles.
Talking about the highlighting thing about this smartphone is the Thermal Camera from FLIR. The purpose of the thermal camera is to detect heat loss around the windows and doors, spotting moisture and missing insulation. The thermal camera visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye. It can also identify over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry and see in complete darkness.
The Cat S60 sports 4.7-inch HD display covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection that registers touch with wet hands and will be controlled using gloves as well. The device has a dedicated SOS button, which sends out location coordinates message to pre-programed contacts in case of an emergency. Curated applications like Zello makes the phone function as a Walkie Talky.
On the announcement, Linda Summers, Chief Marketing Officer, Bullitt Group, global mobile device licensee for Caterpillar Inc. said, “Following our evaluation of the Indian market over the last year, we have spotted an immense opportunity for our devices in the rugged smartphone category. Recognizing India’s potential as a sophisticated and fast-growing market, we are looking to launch in the country with a highly-targeted offering for both consumers and the B2B sector. Globally we have reached a landmark figure of over 1 million units of Cat phone sales, and are very positive about reaching out to the Indian market.”
Speaking on the partnership, Amlan Bhattacharjya – Founder & CEO, Brandeyes, the official distribution partner for Bullitt Group in India said, “We are excited about our exclusive distribution partnership with Bullitt Group in India. We have been exploring the opportunities available in the Indian market, and have developed our marketing and distribution strategy to identify and reach out to our key target audiences in the country.”
The Cat S60 will be available for purchase starting from March 17, 2017 through both offline and online channels, at a price of INR 64,999/-, the device will be available across high-end multi-brand outlets in the country and on Amazon India.
CAT S60 Key Features:
- Strengthened Die Cast Frame
- Drop-proof to 1.8m, MIL Spec 810G
- Super bright display (540 nits), Gorilla Glass 4
- 4.7” HD capacitive multi-touch with auto wet finger & glove support
- Optimized battery performance (3800 mAh)
- High-quality audio experience (>105dB)
- Underwater 13MP main camera with dual flash, 5MP front facing camera
- Dual SIM 4G LTE
- Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor
- 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
- Android Marshmallow