From the company that brought us forklifts — among other heavy equipment — and boots, get ready to welcome Cat’s latest rugged Android smartphone, the B15. The sequel to Cat B10, which was launched close to a year ago, promises some upgrades in the specs department, while keeping its ruggedness intact.

One of the biggest improvements that the Cat B15 offers over the predecessor is its 4-inch Gorilla Glass display, up from 3.2-inch. However, the screen still comes with the rather dated 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The processor has been bumped up as well, as the B15 is powered by a dual-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6577 CPU.

Other specs include 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD slot (up to 32GB), FM radio, 3G connectivity, and 2,00mAh battery. Similar to the previous model, the Cat B15 also boasts a 5MP main camera and a VGA front cam. You’ll find Android 4.1 Jelly Bean running on the phone, surprisingly.

As to what makes the B15 so tough, not only can it withstand up to 1.8 meters drops, but it is also IP67 waterproof, which means you can submerge the device under water – up to 1 meter – for up to half an hour. What’s more – the Cat B15 can operate in extreme temperatures from -20º C to 55º Celsius.

If you like what you’re seeing and reading of the Cat B15, you can look forward to the phone hitting stores in March for €329 or £299.

Bams Sadewo
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  • manishpk2007



    i think u r trying to say 2000 batterymAh………

    • MasterMuffin

      This isn’t twitter, just say the stuff you want to say without @stuff :)

      • th3d

        We used @ long before we had even heard of Twitter. We even used it on IRC in the 1990ies. Mostly used in Asia but unless you still used diapers on this side of y2k you would have seen it long before you first saw a tweet.

        • MasterMuffin

          Pretty aggressive comment to my neutral comment that was just pointing out a fact that “@” doesn’t work here… Yes I do know that @ was used before Twitter, but I said Twitter because it’s so popular these days and you can’t know the age of the one you’re talking to…

          • If you are not looking for an aggressive comment, then why did you call him out? Thought you could stop a habit?

            I use @name to point out someone. And I’ve never used Twitter…

          • MasterMuffin

            Seriously? Ok I’m going to stop here because you seem to want a fight but I don’t. Bye

  • th3d

    Yes it’s 2000. Talk time is said to be 16.3 hours.

  • carlisimo

    I’ve worked in construction and would’ve wanted something like this – except with more RAM. This sounds like my old Nexus S but in an Otterbox, and that phone can barely handle Jelly Bean.