At IFA 2017, Caterpillar has unveiled two new ultra-rugged devices, S31 and S41, that are capable of taking a lot of damage. While both smartphones come with IP68 and MIL STD 810G certifications, the former is the low range device and the latter is the mid range handset of the series.
Cat S31 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset and packs 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB through microSD card. The smartphone offers a 4.7-inch HD display that can work with gloved and wet hands. It has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing shooter. The handset features a 4,000mAh battery and comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. S31 can last for up to 35 minutes 1.2 meters deep under water and can survive a fall of up to 1.8 meters on concrete.
S41, being the bigger sibling, can go even deeper in water, down to 2 meters, and can last for an hour . Powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 processor, the phone packs 3GB of RAM, coupled with 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card. It offers a 5-inch full HD display that also works with gloves and wet fingers.. The device features a 13MP rear camera, a 8MP front-facing shooter and a larger 5,000mAh battery.
Cat S31 and S41 will go on sale later this year in Europe and will be priced at £299 and £399 respectively.