Cat S60 world’s first smartphone with thermal imaging camera announced

While Cat phones are generally popular for their super-rugged smartphones, the company has now launched its flagship Cat S60 with thermal sensing capabilities.


Cat phones has announced the launch of the Cat S60, which is touted to be the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera. The handset is said to far exceed military standards as it is built to withstand drops onto concrete from up to 1.8 meters with waterproof resistance to depths of up to 5 meters for one hour.

The Cat S60 has a 4.7 inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, auto wet finger and glove support and resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa core Snapdragon 617 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Cat S60 has a 13 MP rear facing auto focus sensor with an embedded thermal camera from FLIR and dual LED flash. The sensor can be used to detect heat loss around windows and doors, spot moisture and missing insulation, identify over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry and see in complete darkness.

Speaking about the Cat S60, the company in a press statement said, “The thermal camera visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye, highlighting temperature contrasts. It can pick up heat and measure surface temperatures from a distance of up to 50 to 100 feet, and see through obscurants such as smoke, enabling a huge range of use cases for building professionals, utility workers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, emergency first responders and more.

CAT S60 specs:

  • 4.7 inch display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.5 GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 5 MP front facing camera
  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3800 mAh battery