New York City, US, October 26 — Cat introduces the heavy-duty smartphone S41 to the U.S. market. The phone runs on Android 7, and its primary features are resilience, battery capacity and the ability to charge other devices from the S41.
Rugged phones? Is that a thing?
Phone users who loved their heavy-duty Nokia devices, before the smartphone took over, wanted a modern replacement for a long time. Handy people, construction workers, and other hands-on customers want their phone to resist damages. For them, a high power capacity and the resilience to survive falls is a top priority.
As these serve only a particular niche in the market, not all the leading manufacturers jumped on this segment of buyers. Most remained to design their products for business users and consumers. Cat builds smartphones that are designed for heavy duty and now introduce the Cat S41 which succeeds the Cat S40 smartphone.
The Cat mobile phones and accessory are offered by Bullitt Mobile Ltd, part of Bullitt Group, global mobile licensee for Caterpillar.
Features of the Cat S41
Cat is marketing the S41 as the new rugged smartphone with extreme power for extraordinary consumers. If you’re looking for a new smartphone that doesn’t easily break doesn’t need to be charged that often, you should have a closer look at the S41. Here are some of the key features as presented by Cat.
- 5000mAh battery (comparison: iPhone 8 has 1,821 mAh)
- 5″ FHD display (Gorilla Glass 5) can be used with wet fingers or gloves on
- Charge other devices Battery Share power bank feature
- Waterproof/Dustproof (IP68), drop tested to 5 feet 9 inches onto concrete, MIL-SPEC 810G
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM. Expandable storage (microSD up to 2TB)
- MediaTek octa-core 2.3GHz chipset
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, autofocus with PDAF, 8MP front camera – both with underwater mode functionality
- LTE Cat 6, VoLTE, VoWiFi
- Textured, extra grip design
- Programmable Shortcut Key useful for Push to Talk (PTT), SOS (Lone Worker app), or to easily launch flashlight or camera
“The Cat S41 is an uncompromised smartphone specifically engineered and built for the tough environments in which our customers use their devices. Its rugged, shock, shatter, water and dust proof construction is built to address the needs of our customers and their unique lifestyles. Our research revealed that what Cat customers want most is a powerful rugged smartphone combined with a huge shareable battery – and the Cat S41 delivers all of that and more,” said Peter Stephens, CEO of Bullitt Group, global mobile licensee for Caterpillar.
The Cat S41 will now side with the S60 as well as S31 smartphone and the T20 tablet in the current smartphone portfolio of Cat. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $449, and it can be bought through retailers like Amazon, BestBuy, eBay, The Home Depot, and B&H.
People who already have a smartphone and don’t want to upgrade to another can still upgrade their smartphone’s ruggedness by using a protective case like the ones by Spigen.
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Source: Cat press release
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