CAT S31 Rugged smartphone

CAT phones were amongst the many devices that were unveiled at the IFA 2017 event. Renowned for its very rugged and high-enduring phones, the mobile company introduced three rugged devices; the CAT S31 and S41 smartphones and CAT Caterpillar T20 Windows 10 tablet.

The Cat S31 comes as a successor to the Cat S30 rugged smartphone. Below is a full description of the Cat S31 smartphone.

Cat S31 Specifications, Review and Highlights

CAT S31

Display

The Cat S31 smartphone sports a 4.7-inch HD capacitative touchscreen with 720 by 1280 pixels resolution on offer and ~312ppi of pixel density. The display screen is covered with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen for protection and beyond that it has auto wet finger and glove support so you could you your S31 with a glove on or even with wet fingers without worrying about damages. Its display is also Super Bright, meaning the screen remains as clear as ever even under direct sunlight

Design

The beauty of the device is actually present in its toughness. The rugged smartphone is dust and drop proof up to 1.8m and can last in water up to 1.2m for as more than half an hour. Thanks to the Military Standard 810G specification, it also can resist thermal shocks.

Storage & Processor

The S31 is powered by a Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8909 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The smartphone carries 2GB of RAM accompanied by a 16GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD.

Camera

The smartphone boasts an 8MP rear camera with Autofocus and LED Flash to capture the best of memories with friends and family. The front features a 2MP camera as well

Battery & Connectivity

The Cat S31 packs a powerful 4000mAh battery to further compliment its array of impressive specs. Connectivity options include; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, OTG support, GPS.

Software & Hardware

The device runs on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS out of the box. It also partly relies on keys for input carrying the Home, Back and Recent app buttons on the front and the Power, Volume and programmable keys on the side.

Cat S31 Full Phone Specifications

CAT S31 Rugged smartphone

General

Device Brand Caterpillar
Model S31
Announced September, 2017
Released Expected later in 2017
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20(EU) / 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17(US)
SIM Type Nano SIM.
SIM Count Dual SIM / Single SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 146*74.42*12.6 mm
Weight 200g
Build Water proof, dust and drop proof rugged design
Colors Black

Display

Display Type IPS HD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 4.7 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~312 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features Auto wet finger and glove support

Camera

8MP camera
n/a
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: No
2MP
Fixed Focus

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm MSM8909
Number of Processor Cores Quad-core
CPU Speed 1.3GHz
GPU Adreno 304
2GB
Internal Storage 16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
GPS Yes, GLONASS, A-GPS, Beidou
NFC No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 4000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby TBC
Talk Time TBC

Messaging

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

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of CatS31 in Europe, U.S & India

The Cat S31 smartphone is expected to be made available later this year at a price of 329 Euros(US$ 391 / Rs. 25, 120). The smartphone comes in Black color only.

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