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Cat S61 Announced With FLIR Thermal Camera & 4,500 mAh Battery

In the rugged smartphones category, Cat smartphones are just one of the top smartphones. Well, that’s because Bullitt, its smartphone OEM takes the rugged game with seriousness. The British OEM has gone further to release another rugged smartphone called the Cat S61. The smartphone comes in with an in-built FLIR thermal camera that has the capacity to sense high temperatures to a tune of 400 degrees. The smartphone also has the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor that’s able to determine the air quality. Well, one of the primary rugged nature of the smartphone is its water-resistant and dust-resistant capability given the IP68 certification. It even has a drop-to-concrete resistance of about 1.8 m height. The list goes on and on, but for now, let’s get down to the full specs of the smartphone.

Design & Display

The smartphone comes with a protrusion which bears the CAT logo at the top right corner. The smartphone which has a rubber textured back and a metallic build simply has only Black color availability. The bottom bezel of the smartphone is occupied by physical keys that handle navigation while the right side of the smartphone holds the usual volume keys and power button. The top bezel houses the front camera, earpiece and ambient light sensor. At the back, the rear camera is located as well as a dual tone dual-LED flash. The CAT emblem also receives an appearance here. The smartphone’s dimensions are 150 mm length x 76 mm width x 13 mm thickness.

The display of the smartphone has a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The pixel density of the smartphone pegs 424 PPI while the aspect ratio lays low at 16:9. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 gives the smartphone protection when it falls from high places.


The smartphone uses a rear 16 MP camera to take photos and record videos. The rear camera comes along with a dual tone dual-LED flash to brighten images taken in low light conditions. Features such as HDR, panorama, PDAF and auto focus are available on the camera’s build. The FLIR thermal camera is also another member of this department. The front camera on the other hand makes use of an 8 MP camera to take selfies.

CPU, OS & Storage

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 serves as the smartphone’s system-on-chip. The processor envelopes an octa-core ARM Cortex – A53 CPU that clocks at 2.2 GHz. The graphics on the smartphone is handled by the Qualcomm Adreno 508 GPU. Android Oreo OS runs as the smartphone’s software. The smartphone’s multitasking is discharged very well by the 4 GB RAM present. The storage of files have a 64 GB capacity to enjoy. The internal storage can be expanded to 256 GB with the use of a MicroSD card.


Cat S61 is powered by a non-removable 4,500 mAh battery that charges fast due to Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 technology on it.


Cat S61 Full Specifications Table 


Device Type Smartphone
Model Cat S61
Announced February 2018
Status Launching Soon


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Two


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 150 x 76 x 13 mm
Body Material Rubber, Metal
Colours Black


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.2″
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 424 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No


Primary 16 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, dual tone dual-LED flash
Secondary 8 MP


Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC
CPU Octa-core 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 508
RAM (Memory) 4 GB
Internal Storage 64 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 256 GB
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor, air quality sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v5.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 4,500 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 179 hours
Talk Time Up to 9.3 hours
Music Play Up to 13.1 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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Cat S61 will cost around US $990 once available.

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1 thought on “Cat S61 Announced With FLIR Thermal Camera & 4,500 mAh Battery”

  1. Cat smartphones are always rugged. They phones always have water-resistant and dust-resistant and i think it going to be nice if others popular smartphones start having it too.
    This phone is great but the price no be here…


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