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IFA 2015 | CAT unveils S30 rugged smartphone

CAT S30 rugged Android smartphone with IP68 and Mil-SPEC 810G certification
CAT S30
This handset is the successor of the S40, featuring a slightly smaller display and the same certifications for protection from the elements and various hazards.

Cat Phones unveiled the S50 last year while the S40 went on sale last month. Now that handset already has a slightly improved successor, namely the Cat S30. This new rugged smartphone is slightly smaller, uses the same processor, but has slightly weaker specs overall. Fortunately, it will also retail for a much smaller price than the Cat S40.

Cat S30 has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8909 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 64 GB
  • Display: 4.5-inch Super Bright TN TFT with 480X854 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP rear
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop 
  • Battery/Autonomy: non-removable lithium-ion 3000 mAh; up to 18 hours talk time and up to 39 days standby
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.4 pounds; 5.58X2.86X0.52 inches

Just like its more expensive predecessor, Cat S30 features both wet-finger tracking and glove-on working technology and has been certified as compliant with both IP68 and MIL-SPEC 810G protection standards.

Cat S30 will hit the market later this month for about $365 USD, but the price may depend on carrier and market. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-09- 5 (Update: 2015-09- 5)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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