A thermal camera is one which can sense heat and identify the living bodies. CAT S60 is the first ever smartphone launched with an in-built thermal camera. A thermal camera has multiple uses. They are used to identify those who survive under buildings and mud ravage after landslides or earthquakes. These come in handy for saving the lives of those helpless people. But it is quite unique for a smartphone to have thermal camera.
Design and Display
The outer case of CAT S60 is made of hardened Die Cast Frame where it can survive a drop from 1.8 metres. The display is featured with LCD capacitive touchscreen loaded with 4.5 inches display. This display is having a resolution of 720*1280 pixels along with 326 PPI. This display is protected by a 1mm thick Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Apart from this the display of CAT S60 also supports Wet Finger Detection and Glove Support.
Processor, Storage and OS
CAT S60 is powered by chipset from Qualcomm Snapdragon 617. This Octa Core processor is made of Cortex – A53 CPU which has a processing speed of 1.5GHz. In addition graphics is handled by Adreno 405. CAT S60 is loaded with an internal storage upto 32GB. Along with this a RAM of 3GB guarantees that CAT S60 functions without any processing lag. Internal storage is supported with an external storage of upto 128GB with the help of microSD memory card. Users can interact with CAT S60 with the help of Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
Camera and Connectivity
Primary camera of CAT S60 is loaded with a lens of 13MP. This camera is loaded with features like autofocus, dual-Tone LED flash. In addition the unique feature that makes CAT S60 distinct – thermal camera from FLIR.This thermal camera helps in locating the heat which is normally invisible for human eyes. It will help in finding heat loss, detecting moisture, spotting insulation, find out over heating devices and so on. Other features loaded with CAT S60 primary camera are geo-tagging, panorama, face detection and touch focus. In addition video can be recorded with a resolution of 1080 pixels @30fps. The front cam is loaded with 5MP lens. This will be enough for capturing lovely selfies with your close allies.
On communication end, CAT S60 supports 4G LTE connectivity. In addition CAT S60 supports WiFi connectivity with a bandwidth of 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. Along with this Bluetooth connectivity is offered with v4.1. GPS is supported with A-GPS. CAT S60 also supports NFC, FM radio and also holds microUSB with v2.0.
The uniqueness of CAT S60 is its Thermal Camera. This thermal camera was developed by FLIR, who is regarded as the pioneer manufacturer of thermal imaging devices. It can sense the temperature of certain things upto a depth ranging from 15 metres to 30 metres. This has got the ability to see objects even through smoke. Another unique feature of CAT S60 is that after covering external vents, it can be immersed in water to depth of 5 metres, otherwise it can survive upto a depth of 2 metres. CAT S60 is designed so well that it can survive hard hits.
Sensors, Battery and Availability
CAT S60 is loaded with various types of sensors like Accelerometer, Altimeter, Proximity, Barometer and Compass. CAT S60 holds a non-removable Li-Ion battery loaded with 3800mAh. CAT S60 will be available in black colour. This new handset is tagged with a price of $599. This device is about to showcased at MWC which is going to be held at Barcelona from 22nd of February.