The Cat S41 is a rugged phone designed for factory and construction site work, it is water resistant, thermal shock resistant and has underwater cameras
If we work on construction sites or in factories a smartphone with a glass or metal body is not for us. The risk of breaking the device would be very high. The advice, therefore, for this target group of users, is to buy a rugged phone, that is "robust", resistant.
The company Caterpillar has launched its new rugged device, the Cat S41. It is a smartphone, running Android Nougat, designed for work in extreme situations. The phone is IP68 certified and thus resists water and dust. The Cat S41 also meets the MIL SPEC 810G military standard so it can survive even thermal shocks. The smartphone survived drops up to a height of five meters in laboratory tests. In trials, the Cat S41 was dropped onto concrete and did not suffer any operational damage.
Functions for work
The smartphone has several quick functions useful for work that can be activated with a single touch of the physical buttons. For example, you can make a call to your colleague, or send an emergency signal in case of danger. Or more simply to turn on the flashlight or camera.
The Cat S41 has a 5-inch screen with 1920×1080 pixel resolution. The display is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 and can be used with wet fingers and gloves. The smartphone also has an 8-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel rear camera, both of which have underwater capabilities. On board we find an Octa-core MediaTek processor supported by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Storage can be increased via microSD. Important is the 5,000mAh battery, which will allow several days of use on a single charge, and can also be used to charge other devices via its USB port. The device can be purchased on the Caterpillar website or on major e-commerce at a cost of 449 euros.