CAT S60 Smartphone With FLIR Thermal Camera Got Launched at $999

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Posted By Swati Pandey

CAT S60 Smartphone With FLIR Thermal Camera Got Launched at $999: We have seen some extraordinary smartphones being launched at the Mobile World Congress this year. I do not need to mention any names as you know them very well. Here, I am talking about a unique smartphone that was actually launched in the last years MWC. The reason we are discussing it now is that it now available in India. We are talking about Cat S60, the world’s first smartphone that comes with a thermal camera.

CAT S60 Smartphone With FLIR Thermal Camera Got Launched at $999

In case you are not aware of the thermal camera, it is a special camera that captures and images on the basis of heat radiated from the object. It shows the image in the form of heat zones and can work perfectly in dark. Cat S60 is special because of its integrated thermal camera but there are many other features that will impress you as continue to explore this unique smartphone.

CAT S60 camera can be used even underwater up to the depth of 5 meters

Before we move on to the features of Cat S60, let us talk a bit more about its special thermal camera. It is not just an ordinary thermal camera but an outstanding camera by FLIR. It is to be noted that FLIR is the leading company in thermal imaging technology. You can use the thermal camera for various purposes such as detecting the presence of an animal or human being in the dark, determining missing insulation on walls, heat loss around doors and windows etc. You can also detect any areas that are overheating in your appliances.

Cat S60 comes with a completely waterproof design. This means that you can use the camera even underwater for as long as 1 hour at a depth of maximum 5 meters. You would be surprised to know that the camera can capture heat signals from as long as 100 feet. It is an excellent camera for emergency situations as it lets you see beyond smoke, fog or even walls.

A wonderful Smartphone with powerful Octa-Core processor and 3 GB RAM

Cat S60 is already launched in India on March 17 and is priced at Rs. 64,999. The price might take away your interest in the phone but hold on as we explore its great features. The smartphone comes in a compact and strong waterproof body. It features a 4.7-inch HD display with a 540 ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 corning. The screen is special in the sense that it can be used even with wet fingers or with gloves on.

This unique smartphone is packed with a powerful Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 processor and 3 GB RAM. The optical camera impresses you with 13 MP dual LED flash main camera and 5 MP of secondary camera. It offers a decent internal memory of 32 GB. The large battery of 3800 mAh makes it more usable. The latest hardware is matched with Android Marshmallow as it was launched last year. Overall, I feel that it a good pick if you are looking for a unique smartphone with good features.


CAT S60 Smartphone Price and Availability

CAT S60 smartphone will be made available to buy on Amazon India from March 17 at a price tag of $999 or Rs 64,999. The phone will also be available on few prominent offline channels. But in the US you can buy it at a cheaper price of $629.99 or Rs 41,500 only. Also, considering the features the pricing is not that high. As the matter of fact, CAT S60 Smartphone With FLIR Thermal camera additionally comes with waterproof, shockproof, MIL-SPEC 810G, and dustproof certifications, which makes it one of the most rugged smartphone. CATS60 is the best companion mobile if you are going on a deep jungle trip.

CAT S60 Specifications And Features In Tabular Form

Model Number Cat S60
Display Type Super bright 4.7″ a-Si AHVA, HD, 1280×720
Display Cover Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Main/Rear 13 MP Autofocus + FLIR Thermal Camera
Front 5 MP
Video Capture Yes; 1080p, 30 fps
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Bluetooth® 4.1
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
USB Micro-USB 2.0, USB-OTG
Sim Type Nano sim (Single SIM)
Data Speed
Maximum Downlink Data Rate 150 Mbps
Maximum Uplink Data Rate 50 Mbps
ROM Flash 32 GB
Extended Storage MicroSD™ up to 128 GB
Audio Recording AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, WAV
Video Playback H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VP8, VP9
Video Recording AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, WAV
2G Frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Frequencies 850/900/2100 (ROW variant) | 850/AWS/1900 (North America variant)
4G Yes, Cat 4
4G Bands (LTE) 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (ROW variant) | 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17 (North America variant)
Processor Qualcomm MSM8952-3 (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz)
Platform/OS Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow
IP Rating IP68 Certified
Waterproof Up to 5m for 60 mins
Dust Proof Impervious to dust
Drop Test Up to 1.8 m (6 ft)
Military Standard MIL-SPEC 810G, Shock and Drop, Operating Temp: -25°C (-13°F) to 55°C (131°F), Category 4 vibration
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Sensor Yes
Ambient Light Sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Size 147.9 × 73.4 × 12.66 mm
Weight 223 g
Type Non-removable Lithium Ion with Quick Charge 2.0
Talk Time Up to 30 hours*
Standby Time Up to 43 days*



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