Caterpillar Just Built a Rugged Smartphone With Thermal Imaging Technology
Yes, that Caterpillar. The same company synonymous with heavy equipment just built a smartphone dubbed the S60, and it might be the perfect accessory for a fashion-conscious industrial engineer. Here’s what makes it unique: thermal imaging. Unlike your iPhone or Android which can be accessorized with FLIR’s thermal imaging technology, the S60 has it built right in. This is the first smartphone available on the market with that kind of technology from the box. RELATED: The Apple iGO Concept is Part Car, Part Smartphone
But wait, there’s more! The S60 is as durable as it looks. Designed to exceed the military’s 810G drop test specifications, the smartphone utilizes Gorilla Glass 4 and can be dropped safely at a height of over five-and-a-half feet. Though, we don’t suggest you try it at home.
It’s also waterproof, which seems perfect for on-the-job use, and can withstand depths of up to six-and-a-half feet. Flip a switch that seals the speaker, headphone jack, and microphone openings, and you now have a phone that’s able to safely function underwater for about an hour.
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Using a Snapdragon Octa core processor running Android Marshmallow, this old school look is combined with new school tech. There’s also an available 32GB of onboard storage, not to mention Bluetooth, and a 4.7-inch screen that can be used either in the wet or while wearing gloves.
The Caterpillar S60 should be hitting shelves this June with a starting price of $599.
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