Cat Debuts S40 and S30 Rugged Lollipop Phones, a Bit Overpriced for Their Features
Cat is a brand known for its rugged phones and now it has finally launched two new handsets, after showcasing them over the past months. They’re dubbed Cat S40 and S30 and while they do have modest specs, their resilience is something special. The prices are also a bit steep…
Cat S40, which was announced in late July comes with a price tag of 439 euros. It runs Android 5.1 and relies on a 4.7 inch IPS screen with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. This display offers a 540 x 960 pixel resolution and inside we find the Snapdragon 210 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. We’ve also got a microSD card slot in the mix, a 3000 mAh battery and an 8 megapixel back camera.
This model is IP68 certified and it also offers MIL-SPEC 810G compliancy, surviving both water and 1.8 meter drops to the concrete. The device can be used with gloves, courtesy of physical nav buttons. Cat S30 has the same certifications and runs Android 5.1 with a more modest 4.5 inch screen with 480 x 854 pixel resolution. It has a Snapdragon 210 processor on board, 1 GB of RAM and a 3000 mAh battery, as well as 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.
Its camera has a 5 MP res and the price goes down to 329 euros.