CAT S62 Pro: A rugged smartphone with mid-range specs and a professional-grade thermal imaging camera
It has been a while since Caterpillar Inc released the CAT S61, its rugged smartphone with a thermal imaging camera. The company released the Snapdragon 630-powered device in 2018, and now it is back with a successor. Caterpillar Inc was not satisfied with merely calling the device the CAT S62, though. Instead, it appended the "Pro" moniker that many OEMs have been using in the last few years to create the CAT S62 Pro.
On the face of it, the CAT S62 Pro is like many other lower mid-range smartphones. Caterpillar Inc has equipped the device with a Snapdragon 660 SoC, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. There is also a microSD card reader for adding up to 256 GB of expandable storage and a 4,000 mAh battery that supports fast charging. The device supports NFC and up to 802.11 ac Wi-Fi too, and is available in dual or single nano-SIM variants.
Additionally, the CAT S62 Pro has a 5.7-inch LCD display that resolves at 2,160 x 1,080 pixels and which is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The device runs Android 10 out of the box and has two cameras, an 8 MP front-facing one and a 12 MP rear-facing sensor that has an f/1.8 aperture and a 1.4 µm pixel size.
Images produced by the latter can be mixed with the device's thermal imaging camera. Caterpillar Inc has equipped the S62 Pro with a FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor that can output in up to 1,440 x 1,080 pixels. The sensor can also use FLIR's VividIR technology to improve image quality. The CAT S62 Pro is IP68, and MIL-STD-810H rated too, with Caterpillar Inc claiming that the device can withstand drops from heights of up to 1.8 metres.
The CAT S62 Pro is available to purchase in multiple markets, including the UK where it retails for £599. The CAT S62 Pro will begin shipping on August 17.