The Cat S60 will be the world’s first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera and will be released in late May 2016. The device, which will have a price tag of $599, was created by the British company Bullitt, which used FLIR’s thermal camera technology to build this product. This is the second smartphone Bullitt has created, as the first one was named Cat S50 and it was released in November 2014, being IP67 and MIL-STD-810G certified, meaning that it was resistant to dust, water, rain, vibration, shocks, solar radiation etc.
The Cat S60 has approximately the same design as its predecessor, being a rugged phone with a 4.7-inch screen supporting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 312 ppi, which is protected by Gorilla Glass. The device is for industrial use and it can survive drops from a height of 1.8 meters (5.9 feet) and under water it can dive to a depth of 5 meters (16.4 feet), for about an hour.
There are two different camera modules on the back of this phone: the standard 13MP camera with autofocus, dual-LED (dual-tone) flash and Full HD video recording, while the other is a FLIR thermal camera (Lepton module) with thermal imaging, heat palettes, temp. spot meter, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and panorama. So, if you’re an electrician, utility worker or builder, this phone is perfect for you, as it can detect heat loss around windows and you’ll be able to spot moisture and find overheating appliances from up to 100 feet away. Plus, if you’re a fireman, you can see straight through smoke and find alive victims in a burning home. On the front side, the Cat S60 will have a normal 5MP camera.
The Cat S60 will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, which will be backed by 3GB of RAM and will have an internal memory of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. The battery will be non-removable and will have a capacity of 3800mAh.
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