Cat S40 Rugged Smartphone Is Built for Harsh Workplaces

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2015-10-19

The Cat S40, the latest rugged smartphone from Bullitt Mobile, is built to take abuse in extreme environmental conditions in the workplace or daily life. Now available for $399 in the United States for use on GSM networks such as T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless, the Android handset licenses its name from industrial products company Caterpillar. The smartphone is built around a quad-core 1.1GHz Snapdragon 210 processor and comes with 1GB of memory, a 4.7-inch qHD In-Plane Switching (IPS) display that's covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a nonremovable, 3,000mAh lithium-ion battery. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and its display can be read in direct sunlight. Built of rugged components, the Cat S40 meets IP68 standards and exceeds MIL-STD 810G standards for water, dust and shock penetration, according to Bullitt Group. It has also been tested to withstand drops of up to 5.9 feet on concrete. The Cat S40 was built for the rugged smartphone market, which saw more than 10 million units sold globally in 2014. Peruse this slide show for more details of the phone.


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