Announcement. Cat S62 Pro - rugged smartphone with a thermal camera of twenty kilopixels

Have you ever wondered howsolution have thermal cameras? Not those that are super-pros, but those that are for smartphones, albeit expensive ones? The Cat S62 Pro has a brand new FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor. With the help of which it was possible to achieve a "fourfold increase in the number of thermal pixels." We google, we find. The resolution of this sensor is 160 × 120, that is, if my calculator doesn't lie, about two hundredths of a megapixel. Or twenty kilopixels. I didn't lie with zeros? Correct if that.

If in previous models the thermal pixels were four times smaller, then the resolution was, respectively, 80 × 60. Count the number of megapixels and kilopixels yourself.

How do you get beautiful thermal images? We take a picture with the main camera, from it we get the contours. And already on them we "stretch" the temperature picture.

A thermal camera is definitely a useful thing. Sometimes. For some professions. Although I don't really understand why all smartphones with thermal cameras must be made armor-piercing. Protection - it is, of course, useful in many cases. Only, if done according to the mind, it is quite expensive.

The Cat S62 Pro is expected to be fully protected. Water and dust resistant to IP68. They are allowed to drown to a depth of one and a half meters, but no more than 35 minutes. It's about clean fresh water, as usual.

Compliance with military standard is mentionedMIL-STD-810H. Please note - 810H, not 810G, like most other devices. Those. the current, not the previous version of the standard. As usual, there is no complete information about the passed tests. Salt fog, moisture, dirt, sand, vibration, falling onto steel from a height of human growth are mentioned. The operating temperature range is from -25 ° C to 55 ° C (i.e. you can't go to the steam room with such a smartphone).

As a smartphone, the Cat S62 Pro is not very interesting.

The chipset is an old Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 born in 2017. At that time - the highest average level. For the current ... Well, let's say, the lowest average. Up to two hundred thousand AnTuTu points will not reach.

Memory is all right, even by today's harsh standards. 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of constant. Plus support for memory cards.

The screen is small, only 5.7 ″. Glass - Gorilla Glass 6. High resolution, 1080 × 2160 (424 ppi). They promise ultra-high brightness and the ability to work with wet hands and / or with gloves. Wet gloves, I suspect.

The battery is average, 4000 mAh.

There are two cameras behind the cameras - a thermal plus an unnamed 12 MP sensor from Sony. The front camera is modest at only 8 MP.

There is a fingerprint scanner, there is NFC, there is a gyroscope, there is fast charging, Wi-Fi is dual-band. Those. if you do not pay attention to the not too fresh chipset, then the filling is even nothing.

The price is, however, not too modest. In Germany € 649 (₽56,000, $ 763), in the United Kingdom - £ 599 (₽57,000, $ 778). Available from mid-August.

We are waiting for the first reviews.

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Key features of Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro:

Screen S-IPS, 5.7 ″, 1080 × 2160, 424 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, work with gloves, Gorilla Glass 6
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 660
2 GHz, 4 x Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53), Adreno 512
Memory: RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE cat.13 390/150 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,20,28,38,40
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 4000 mAh, Quick Charge 4.0
Dimensions158.5 x 75.7 x 11.9 mm
Weight248 g
Rear Camera: Dual, Flash, Auto Focus

- 12 MP, f / 1.8, 1.40μm, Sony

- 0.02 MP, infrared
front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (back), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov