CAT is the manufacturer of ruggedized mobile phones par excellence and with this new model the firm goes a step further by burning all the interesting features such as a thermal camera. The Cat S62 Pro is the third generation of the Cat 60 series phones and as its main feature, it offers an increase of up to 4 times the number of thermal pixels that allow it to capture the thermal level of a given environment. To this we add a set of unbeatable features within the camera application that allow us to take photos in a way never seen before with a mobile.
How could it be otherwise, the main virtue of the CAT smartphone is its extreme durability and resistance. The Cat S62 Pro boasts IP68 certification and the US military standard, Mil Spec 810H, which means it has been subjected to the toughest tests, including repeated 1.8m drops to steel, multiple drops to sides and corners of the phone, as well as waterproof, dirt and dust, extreme temperature survivability, and vibration and drop tests.
What features does the rugged mobile offer?
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The smartphone mounts a super bright 5.7 ″ FHD + 2160 x 1080 px screen with a classic look but does not renounce a wide display format, which remains at 18: 9. It is a panel with a density of 424 dpi and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 optimized for outdoor use with a touch screen that can be used with wet fingers or with gloves.
It boasts capacitive touch technology and supports up to 16 million colors.
Processor and memory
The off-road smartphone houses in its bowels a Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor accompanied by an Adreno 512 GPU. This processor, famous in the mid-range, consists of 4 Kryo 360 cores at 2.2 Ghz and many others at 1.8 Ghz . It is a good performance processor that can move any application on the market, no matter how demanding it is.
The new CAT terminal offers a RAM (LPDDR4X) memory of GB that accompanies a storage of 128 GB. This memory can be expanded with cards making use of its microSD slot, independent of the SIM card slot.
In addition, the phone supports Android Enterprise functionalities, including Zero-touch, and has undergone a series of regulatory provisioning and registration tests with leading EMM solutions.
The phone’s battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh with support for Quick Charge 4.0 from Qualcomm. There is no data on the autonomy of the phone but taking into account its screen size, it is quite possible to exceed 48 hours without major problems.
Connections and OS
The equipment comes with USB Type C connectivity for charging and data transmission. Supports LTE Cat 13, VoLTE, VoWiFi and ViLTE networks. To this we add GPS and Bluetooth 5.0. Of course, it is a mobile that also boasts NFC connectivity.
With a non-slip rubber back cover, it has a programmable key useful for Push to Talk (PTT), SOS (Lone worker app), or to easily turn on the flashlight or mobile camera. It is the user himself who can configure the functions added to this button.
The fingerprint sensor is located on the back.
The mobile with integrated thermal camera
The main camera of the CAT S62 Pro offers a 12 MP lens with f / 1.8 aperture with the ability to record FullHD video at 30 fps. So far it might seem like a fairly “normalized” camera but it is one of the main incentives for buying the phone. And is that Thanks to the FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor and the new MyFLIR Pro application, the Cat S62 Pro offers an increase of up to 4 times the number of thermal pixels that allow you to photograph and capture scenes by measuring their caloric level.
Users have the ability to alter the MSX (Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging) that overlays the visual outline detail of the scene onto the thermal image, or use the new optimal blending functionality to blend the thermal detail with the visual image of the scene. Sony dual pixel camera. Together, all of these features provide dramatically improved image quality, sharper, higher resolution images to facilitate better context and understanding of the thermal image displayed by the camera.
This hardware is in addition to new software that incorporates analytical and reporting capabilities typically found in high-end thermal imaging products and not in a mobile phone such as this CAT device. Isothermal alarm, minimum and maximum temperature indicators, and in-app reporting are just a few of the powerful new features found in the Cat S62 Pro’s MyFLIR Pro app.
On paper, these tools allow working with temperature ranges from -20ºC to 400ºC and can be applied both in the professional world and at more amateur levels. With the phone camera you can control that a certain machinery to reach a specific temperature or even detect an unusually high temperature. If it is “Sunday”, it also lets you know if the barbecue you are preparing reaches the right temperature
Ahead, the protagonist is given to an 8 MP sensor with f / 2.0 aperture that is also capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps.
The new Cat S62 Pro has a retail price of € 649 and will be available in September for purchase through the manufacturer’s website and multiple retailers and carriers.