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Cat S62 Pro phones are now available in the US

Cat S62 Pro phones are now available in the US

The Cat S62 Pro – this is the Cat as it is at Caterpillar, the construction company – is now available in the US. The rugged smartphone is the latest device to feature the Cat brand (technically a product of the licensed Bullitt Group) and builds on the capabilities of the built-in thermal camera its predecessor. Designed with construction and industry workers in mind, and at $ 699, it’s a much more attractive 2018 follow-up. S 61, Which debuted in the US at $ 899.

The S62 Pro went on sale last summer in the UK and features solid (if not very competitive) phone specs, which is not guaranteed in the strong phone category. You will get a 5.7-inch screen with 1080p resolution, Snapdragon 660 processor with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a 4000 mAh battery. But unlike the regular mid-range devices being launched now, it won’t get 5G connectivity or Android 11 pre-installed; It comes with Android 10 and Cat says it will provide an update to 11. While the S62 Pro is much less expensive than its predecessor, it no longer offers air quality and distance sensors, and uses a slightly smaller battery (compared to 4,500 mAh).

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This is the boring stuff. The exciting parts that the S62 Pro offers include the selection feature: an integrated Flir thermal imaging camera with four times the number of thermal pixels as its predecessor. The phone offers new modes that allow users to adjust and mix information superimposed from the standard 12-megapixel camera, providing greater context for the thermal image. There is also an option to set an alarm that notifies you when a certain temperature level is detected.

For its strong credentials, the S62 Pro is rated IP68 and IP69: the former indicates that it is safe to submerge in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes, and the second indicates that it can withstand high pressure spray. The company says it has tested under harsher conditions, but is guaranteed at the level of these official IP ratings.

The S62 is built to withstand harsh business environments.
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It can withstand drops up to six feet on a steel surface, and the Gorilla Glass 6 is backed by an additional factory-installed screen protector. The S62 Pro also meets the requirements of the MIL-STD-810 military standard, including vibration and thermal shock resistance.

The S62 Pro is not currently available through any of the major US carriers, but it is offered unlocked Directly from Cat phones And third parties including Amazon and Home Depot.

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