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The latest Cat rugged smartphone to launch in South Africa — the Cat S62 Pro — brings a unique integrated thermal camera with it.
The phone launched locally on 14 September for a price of R14 999.
The Cat S62 Pro, like other rugged smartphones from the brand, offers field workers a durable smartphone that can stand up to the elements.
In August, the company launched is washable Cat S42 smartphone in South Africa.
The S62 Pro offers similar durability but comes with a larger display, more RAM, and a thermal camera.
This thermal camera is useful to a range of work environments that require tracking dampness, cool spots, or heat.
“It incorporates the highest resolution FLIR Lepton thermal imaging, which is a game-changer for more demanding work environments such as engineering, mining, manufacture, agriculture, and wildlife,” the company says.
The company notes you can use this to “diagnose the damp, the draught, the leak, the hotspot, the electrical short, the blockage, or the elevated temperature.”
Users can also set up temperature alerts, with the thermal camera able to measure temperatures between -20 degrees Celsius and 400 degrees Celsius.
Other specifications of the Cat S62 Pro include:
- Display: 5.7-inch FHD+ display
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- Battery: 4000mAh
- Main camera: 12MP Sony dual pixel sensor
- Front-facing camera: 8MP
- RAM: 6GB
- On-board storage: 128GB
In terms of durability, the phone has IP68 and Mil-Spec 810H ratings. This makes it dust and water-resistant, as well as drop-proof up to 1.8m.
Meanwhile, Cat says that the 4000mAh battery can provide up to two days of battery life.
You can find out more about the smartphone on the Cat website.
Feature image: Cat