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Cat S31, S41 rugged smartphones and Caterpillar T20 rugged tablet announced

Cat Phones took IFA 2017 as a platform where it introduced three new devices. They include Cat S31 and S41 rugged smartphones and Caterpillar T20 rugged Tablet.

Cat Phones lineup usually consists of rugged devices and all these new entrants fall in the same category. The Cat S31 is successor to S30. It has IP68 rating making it water proof and dust proof. It also complies with MIL SPEC 810G and can easily handle drops from up to 1.8 meters.

The Cat S41 on the other hand is successor to Cat S40. It has an upgraded 5000 mAh battery that is claimed to last up to 38 hours of 3G talking. It can also charge other devices and comes with Battery Share functionality (converts into powerbank).  Usual ruggedness goes without saying. It has easy to use In-app slider control as well.

The Cat Caterpillar T20 is company’s first rugged tablet. It is specially aimed at users that work in situations that require extreme durability. This rugged tablet has IP67 certification and can sustain at 1 meter depths for 30 minutes. The device is also drop resistant and can survive drops from up to 1.8 meters. It runs on Windows 10 OS and offers LTE connectivity.

Cat S31 image -1Cat S31 Specifications

  • IP68 rating (dust / water proof up to 1.2 meter for 35 minutes), Drop tested (from 1.8 meter on concrete), MIL SPEC 810G. Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Shortcut key (configurable), Push to talk, SOS (Lone worker app)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • Dual Nano SIM slots
  • 7-inch display, 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution, display works with wet fingers / gloves
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable using MicroSD card
  • 2MP front camera
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash, Auto Focus
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, Cat4 speeds, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS

Cat S41 Specifications

  • IP68 rating (dust / water proof up to 2 meter for 60 minutes), Drop tested (from 1.8 meter on concrete), MIL SPEC 810G. Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Shortcut key (configurable), Push to talk, SOS (Lone worker app)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat OS
  • Dual Nano SIM slots
  • 5-inch super bright display, 1920 x 1080 pixels full HD resolution, Screen optimized for outdoor, display works with wet fingers / gloves
  • 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 2TB using MicroSD card
  • 8MP front camera with under water functionality
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, Auto Focus with PDAF, under water functionality
  • 5000 mAh battery, up to 38 hours 3G talk time, up to 44 days standby, can charge other devices, Battery Share power bank feature
  • 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, Cat6 speeds, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS

Cat Caterpillar T20 tablet image -1Cat Caterpillar T20 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 220 x 143 x 14 mm / Weight: 650 grams
  • Microsoft Windows 10 OS
  • 8-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • 1.44GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z8350 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB storage space
  • 2MP front camera
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 7500 mAh non removable battery
  • 4G LTE Cat 4 (Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Hotspot, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V4.1, Mini-HDMI, Video Out, GPS/GLONASS, USB 3.0

The Cat S41 price is set at €449 (MSRP) and will up for order from August 31st. The Cat S31 will cost €329 (MSRP) and will be available later this year. The Caterpillar T20 Tablet has an MSRP of €649.

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Pawan Lokhandwala

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