CAT and Bullitt Group ready their best mobile bet for professionals, and this CAT S62 Pro will keep its FLIR thermal camera with specifications updated to 2020
For those who still don’t know Bullitt Group or your smartphones under the CAT brand, you should know that the company based in Reading, UK, build what are probably the toughest smartphones on the market, aimed at risk professionals and outdoor sports activities.
Not surprisingly, a few weeks ago Bullitt introduced us to the CAT S42 as the smartphone that could be disinfected with hot soapy water being the only smartphone on the market certified against abrasives, and today we are presented the reissue of your FLIR thermal camera smartphone updating your hardware for a more functional one.
We talk about the newcomer CAT S62 Pro which has just become official, and which anticipates the most advanced technology on the market in terms of strength and durability. Not only that, and it is also presented as the best alternative on the market if we talk about professional mobiles, and also for all those who need a device that can be used in the most unfavorable conditions.
Bullit Group advances with its most performance off-road bet, updating its hardware and maintaining military-grade resistance, as well as full functionality in extreme temperatures and a FLIR thermal camera useful for many professionals
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CAT S62, technical sheet
As usual, we start by anticipating all the hardware possibilities of a well-trained device, which has everything we would ask for in 2020 from a smartphone always within the average cut in benefits, although advancing in the most professional staff:
Technical characteristics and specifications
Dimensions and Weight 158.5 x 76.7 x 11.9 (mm), 248 (g)
Screen 5.7 inch IPS FHD +, 18: 9 format, optimized outdoor use, functional touch digitizer in wet or glove
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core @ 2.0 GHz
Storage 128 GB, expandable with microSD
Android 10 operating system
Connectivity LTE Cat.13 dual SIM, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, FM radio, 3.5 mm audio-jack, USB Type-C OTG
Cameras 12 MP (f / 1.8) rear Sony Exmor RS, 8 MP front
Thermal camera FLIR with Lepton 3.5 Sensor, HD capture 1,440 x 1,080 with VividIR and range -20ºC to 400ºC
4,000 mAh (non-removable) battery with Quick Charge 4 fast charge
Others Non-slip textured design, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, IP68 certified, MIL-SPEC-810H certified, customizable physical button
As you will have seen, it is about a mobile designed to withstand all kinds of conditions and situations, even the most extreme, making it the perfect smartphone for emergency and / or rescue teams, workers in dangerous industries or adventurers who want an above-average mobile in resistance.
In this case we are talking about a smartphone with a much more restrained design than the previous ones, although equally of very marked lines and industrial aspect that highlight their abilities to resist in the most hostile environments. It actually withstands extreme temperatures and withstands tough tests to certify its resistance, in this case of MIL-SPEC-810H military grade with IP68 and Gorilla Glass 6.
In all likelihood, there are no tests on the market harder than those performed on CAT phones to certify their strength and durability, even in conditions of salt spray, thermal shock, or vibration and drops
Namely, among the hard tests and test run carried out by Bullitt Group, there are examinations of vibration and falls, salt fog conditions, extreme temperatures and thermal shocks, demonstrating its ability to stay alive in the toughest jobs and in the most extreme leisure activities.
As if this were not enough, it has also been tested in falls from 1.8 meters on steel and concrete at extreme temperatures, it resists water, dust, sand and also abrasive agents for its complete washing and disinfection.
As for its finish, this time it is also textured in rubber to promote grip, and the device also has a digitizer capable of responding with gloves or with wet hands so you can always use your CAT. There is no shortage of the classic customizable physical button to access the flashlight, the direct call push-to-talk function or any app we need.
And to blend into business environments, it has support to use Android Enterprise about its firmware based on Android 10 that promises to be updated next year to Android 11 when Google releases it.
The best thermal camera on the market, now on a smartphone
Be that as it may, and although the complete datasheet of the CAT S62 Pro is very well compensated, the truth is that its star specification and what sets it apart from other rugged mobiles of Chinese origin is that mount a FLIR thermal camera at the level of the best on the market, as you will see right now.
This camera uses a Lepton 3.5 Sensor professional grade with 12 microns and a visible MSX linear layer, which is capable of working in a temperature range between -20ºC and 400ºC and capture images in HD (1,440 x 1,080 pixels) with VividIR.
According to Bullitt Group it is the first time that users will be able to access FLIR VividIR image processing, as well as the MSX and the ‘Visible-to-Thermal’ mixing technologies that allow us to combine the visible image to superimpose the linear details of the scene on the thermal image, helping to better understand thermal images.
CAT S62 Pro, launch and prices
CAT’s new professional smartphone will be in stores imminently, already next September in a single finish and with a single memory configuration of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Your recommended launch price It will be 649 euros, and will maintain a support with security patches every 90 days for 2 years, at least a major update to Android 11 and one year of ESMR coverage.
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