Bullitt Group, which builds Cat-branded rugged smartphones, has announced a new flagship device — the Cat S62 Pro. Described as ‘the ultimate work phone’, the Android 10-based S62 Pro is the third generation in the S6x series, and succeeds the well-received 2018 Cat S61.

At the online event, VP product portfolio at Bullitt Group, Peter Cunningham claimed that the “the S62 Pro is best-in-class in every dimension, whether we’re talking design, ruggedness or technology.” It’s certainly a sleeker, slightly lighter device than its predecessor, with excellent rugged credentials, a more powerful chipset, more RAM and storage, and an improved FLIR thermal imaging camera.

Cat S62 Pro

However, the 5.7-inch S62 Pro drops two sensors that were present on the 5.2-inch S61: a laser-assisted distance measuring tool and an indoor air quality monitor.

The S62 Pro’s key feature is its thermal imaging camera, which is based on the FLIR Lepton 3.5 module. With this, users can locate hot or cold spots around the house, examine the thermal signatures of appliances, or look for wildlife within a 30m range, among other things.

The Lepton 3.5 camera can measure temperatures between -20°C and 400°C, has a horizontal field of view of 57 degrees, and uses multi-spectral dynamic imaging (MSX) to overlay visible output on the thermal image (this can now be dialled up and down). A new alpha-blending feature combines thermal and visible detail on the same image, and you can now add notes directly to your images — identifying a particular radiator or other piece of equipment during a site survey, for example.

The Lepton 3.5 sensor delivers a four-fold improvement in thermal resolution, Cunningham said:

“We’re moving from a resolution of about 5,000 pixels on the S61 to almost 20,000 on the S62 Pro. Pixels are also smaller, which gives you greater definition when you’re looking at the images.”

Cat S62 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat13 400/150 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, June 28
  • Status: release 2020, August 17

Design

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.7 x 11.9 mm (6.24 x 3.02 x 0.47 in)
  • Weight: 248 g (8.75 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), plastic back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Black
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 35 mins)
  • Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.8m
  • MIL-STD-810H compliant

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~424 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
    • FLIR thermal camera (Lepton 3.5 module)
  • Features: Thermal imaging, heat palettes, temp. spot meter, LED flash
  • Video: 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Cat S62 Pro

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging:

Cat S62 Pro Price and Availability

The Cat S62 Pro costs €649/£599/$749.

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