Cat has announced a successor to its S60 rugged phone. The new Cat S61 has an improved FLIR® thermal camera and an upgraded processor.
The Cat S61 is manufactured by Bullitt Group. It has a 5.2” FHD display with Gorilla Glass 5 which has been optimized for outdoor use. There is a Snapdragon 630 under the rubberized back along with 4GB of RAM and 64Gb of storage.
The rear camera is a 16MP sensor and up in front is an 8MP sensor. The upgraded FLIR sensor can now read temperatures up to 400°C and also supports live-streaming.
A 4500mAh battery powers the phone and it has support for Quick Charge 4.0. It is also water resistant up to 3m for 60 minutes (including salt water) and has Mil-Spec 810G credentials.
The S61 also comes with an air quality sensor that can detect the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their environment. An alert system warns users when VOCs reach an unhealthy levels. The sensor is said to be capable of reading humidity and temperature too.
The phone runs Android Oreo and will be upgraded to Android P. It has Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual band WiFi, and enhanced GPS.
It will be unveiled at MWC 2018 but won’t be available for purchase until Q2 with a €899/£799/$999 price tag.