There is nothing worse than finding out that your smartphone is not shockproof or waterproof the hard way, but with the new Cat S60 smartphone that does not appear to be a problem as its both waterproof and it can survive a drop from a height of 1.8 metres onto concrete. The downside to this is the size, but if you want a tough smartphone you must expect it to be rugged and as we know Cat does rugged very well. The best thing to do is take a look at the specs and features, at least then you will know what you are getting.
Strengthened Die Cast Frame
Drop proof to 1.8m, MIL Spec 810G
Super bright display (typical 540 nits), Gorilla Glass 4
7” HD capacitive multi-touch with auto wet finger & glove support
Optimised battery performance (3800 mAh)
High quality audio experience (>105 dB)
Underwater 13 MP main camera with dual flash, 5 MP front-facing camera
Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor
32 GB ROM, 3 GB RAM
Dedicated FLIR thermal camera app with MSX technology; still image, panorama, and video capture; changeable heat palettes; temperature spot meter; and min, max, and average temperature data
According to the Cat press release the S60 will be launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from the 22nd Feb to the 28th Feb they will be on Stand CS80. They have placed an initial price of £500, $599 or 649 Euros and the device should be available before the end of the year. For more details on the S60 go to the Cat smartphone webpage.