cat-s60When we talk about the brand name Caterpillar, we do know that they churn out some heavy duty machinery that are able to help clear a piece of land in double quick time. Of course, with that, they too have safety shoes that are legendary in nature, and it does not surprise us then that Caterpillar has also jumped into the rugged handset business, with the CAT S40 being one of them. This time around, we have the CAT S60 in tow, which is the first smartphone in the world that comes with a thermal camera.

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The first of such a device in the world is said to be available to pre-order in June, where it will no doubt be a very tough device. Touted to be able to withstand drops on concrete from up to 1.8 meters (6 feet), as well as survive under water (up to 5 meters – 16 feet) for an hour, it would definitely give Bear Grylls a run for his money in the great outdoors.

The built-in thermal camera is powered by FLIR, which will let users visualize heat that’s invisible to the naked eye, and hence being able to highlight temperature contrasts and spot heat sources up to 100 feet away. This is perfect to detect heat loss inside buildings, as well as locate overheating appliances. Other hardware specifications point to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a Snapdragon 617 processor, a 4.7” with 720 x 1280 pixels, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory. [Press Release]

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