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The new Cat S40 smartphone can withstand drops from up to 1.8 meters high

If you're looking for a super rugged smartphone but aren't completely sold on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, Caterpillar's newest mobile device may be a great option for you.

Published onJuly 28, 2015

Cat S40 AA

If you’re looking for a super rugged smartphone but aren’t completely sold on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, Caterpillar’s newest mobile device may be a great option for you. The Cat S40, which was just unveiled earlier today, is an extremely durable smartphone that comes with just about everything you’d want out of a rugged handset.

As for the tech specs, this device features a 4.7-inch qHD Super Bright Display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a quad-core 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and microSD expansion up to 64GB. It also has an 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, a non-removable 3000mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. No, these specs aren’t anywhere close to the best on the market, but we think the extra durability features will make up for it.

This device’s display not only features Glove-on technology but also wet finger-tracking technology so you don’t have to dry off your hands to use it. It’s IP68 certified, meaning it can survive in 1m of water for up to 60 minutes, and it’s also impervious to dust. This handset also carries a Military Standard 810G certification, so it’s essentially shock and drop proof. Cat says you can drop this device from a height of 1.8m (6 feet) and the phone should still be in working order.

The Cat S40 will go on sale in more than 60 countries on August 1st for the price of £399 (~$620 USD). For more information, head to the source link below.

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