The CAT S31 Rugged smartphone won’t shatter if you drop it on concrete from a height of 1.8m

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.

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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 BrandCaterpillar
ModelS31
AnnouncedSeptember, 2017
ReleasedExpected later in 2017
StatusComing

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE Band 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20(EU) / 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17(US)
SIM TypeNano SIM.
SIM CountDual SIM / Single SIM
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Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 150/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions146*74.42*12.6 mm
Weight200g
BuildWater proof, dust and drop proof rugged design
ColorsBlack

Display

Display TypeIPS HD Capacitive touchscreen
Size4.7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~312 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
FeaturesAuto 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
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Qualcomm MSM8909
Number of Processor CoresQuad-core
CPU Speed1.3GHz
GPUAdreno 304
2GB
Internal Storage16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass
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Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)Yes
GPSYes, GLONASS, A-GPS, Beidou
NFCNo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity4000mAh
PlacementNon-removable
StandbyTBC
Talk TimeTBC

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

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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