It seems smartphone announcements today have gone crazy, with products from Motorola and OnePlus making headlines today. These companies weren’t the only ones announcing new products today, and Cat (or Caterpillar for those who didn’t know) has just announced a rugged product of its own. If you thought Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Active was tough, think again.
Cat has just announced the new S40 smartphone, which brings some crazy durability for drops up to 1.8 meters onto concrete, IP68 and exceeds Mil-Spec 810G – Water, Dust and Shock Proof, super bright display capable of being read in direct sunlight, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Glove-On Working Technology for added sensibility, and even wet finger tracking. Oddly the specs that we actually care about like processor, RAM and storage weren’t even mentioned in the press release, but a little digging revealed that it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and brings a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage up to 64GB, a 4.7-inch IPS panel with 540 x 960 resolution, and an 8 megapixel primary camera, matched by a 2 megapixel selfie camera.
The phone should be available on August 1st, though it’s even tough on your pocket at $620.