Cat S60 smartphone will integrate thermal imaging camera
The Caterpillar CAT series of smartphones offers sturdy and often rubberized cases for reliable use under extreme conditions and weather. Check out our review on the CAT S40 for more details on what a CAT device can provide compared to mainstream consumer alternatives.
The upcoming CAT S60 will be the first smartphone with an integrated FLIR thermal imaging camera. The Android Marshmallow smartphone will be waterproof up to five meters for one hour and will make an appearance at next week's MWC 2016. The thermal camera will work with the rear 13 MP camera to superimpose visible details onto the thermal image for more details and higher quality.
Hardware specifications include a 4.7-inch 720p Gorilla Glass 4 touchscreen, large 3800 mAh battery, 4G LTE, Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC, and a Mil Spec 810-certified rugged case. The Cat S60 will launch later this year for a starting price of $600 USD. Unfortunately, the actual resolution of the thermal camera is not mentioned. Additional details will likely come next week when the public will have a chance to test out the smartphone at the FLIR booth.
It's worth noting that the existing FLIR One add-on can already turn almost any Android smartphone into a thermal camera.
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