Rough and tumble Cat S48c phone comes to Verizon

Verizon on Thursday announced that is offering the Cat S48c smartphone as part of its Android-powered lineup. Built with military-grade toughness, the phone is designed to handle shock, moisture, drops, dust, altitude, and extreme temperatures.

In the rugged phones such as this weren’t powered by the most current hardware. That’s not the case with the S48c as it packs a decent set of specifications, especially for the money.

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Powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core (Snapdragon 630) processor, the device has 4GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage. Should you need more room for media, the microSD expansion card slot allows for another 128GB worth of space.

 

The main camera is a 13-megapixel sensor with an LED flash while the front-facing one has a 5-megapixel lens. What makes these particularly special, though, is that they’ll work just fine under water.

The Cat S48c is designed with durability at its core. It can be submerged in up to four feet of water for 35 minutes, and its 13 MP camera can take underwater pictures whether on site, in the great outdoors or on vacation.

In terms of screen size, the S48c packs a 5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Moreover, there’s wet finger tracking and glove mode, so it’s not only strong and sturdy, but responds to touch in any condition.

Rounding things out, there’s a 4,000mAh battery to deliver upwards of two days of usage per charge. And, while it ships with Android 8 Oreo, Cat has committed to an Android 9 Pie update.

Availability

The Cat S48c, also offered through Sprint, is now available to all Verizon Business and Enterprise customers for $250 with a two-year contract, or $600 outright. Verizon customers can purchase the Cat S48c directly from Cat at the end of January.

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