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Cat S60 - First Thermal Imaging Phone.

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What does it do best?

Released early 2016 the CAT S60 is MIL-STD-810G certified, as most of the CATs, which translates into salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance. It is the first smartphone to offer unseen before water resistance - up to 5 meters deep, but it is also the first smartphone to pack a thermal camera.

Image result for cat s60The CAT S60 has a regular 13MP snapper on the back, coupled with a FLIR Lepton thermal camera. The latter is capable of showing 80 x 60 pixels of thermal video, but CAT has a special technology that combines the image of both cameras into a single picture. The result is pretty amazing and can be helpful to lots of people in various scenarios - construction workers, plumbers, firefighters, emergency services, among others.

Specs - 

  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

  • Snapdragon 617 along with a 3GB RAM.

  • Internal storage of 32GB with External SD card slot.

  • 13 MP camera with a dual-LED dual-tone flash.

  • 3800 mAh Battery with Quick Charge.

  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).

The CAT S60 is currently priced at 50,000 INR. It has a 4.7 Inch wide screen which has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (312 ppi density).

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To wrap it up it is one of the toughest phone that is available in the market today. It is not exactly worth buying for everyday but is sure a good phone in its respective field of work. There are surely better performing Smartphones in the market with a lower price tag. But how often do we come across a phone that can thermal images.

With new companies bringing up new innovative ideas to explore the boundaries and usage of the hand held devices makes us wonder what the future holds for us.



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