The CAT S41 rugged smartphone can last up to 30 minutes in 1.5m of water

The rugged CAT S41 smartphone was one of the devices launched by CAT phones at the IFA. The smartphone comes as a successor to the CAT S40 and will sport a 5-inch scratch-resistant screen combined with its toughness. The device also packs a very massive battery for utmost power. Here is a detailed description of the CAT S41.

Cat S41 Specifications, Review and Highlights

CAT S41

Display

The rugged CAT S41 comes with a 5-inch FHD capacitative touchscreen with 1980 by 1080 pixels of display resolution. Its screen is duly protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and like the CAT S31 it also supports auto wet finger and glove use. The Super Bright display means that it allows readability while under direct sunlight.

Design

The design is really what the CAT S41 is all about. Rugged, sturdy and enduring in almost all conditions, the smartphone is really built for use anywhere even underwater. Yes!! I said underwater because it is can last for up to an hour underwater up 2metres, it can also survive drops as high as 1.8m(6ft) without damages, dust-proof, shock-proof, vibration and pressure resistant. The S41 was built to survive.

Storage & Processor

The S41 is powered by an Octa-Core Helio P20 MT6757 processor running at a clockspeed of 2.3GHz and a Mali T880 GPU to handle its graphics. The smartphone carries 3GB of RAM with a 32GB internal memory which is expandable up to 2TB using a microSD.

Camera

The smartphone sports a 13MP rear camera with Autofocus and LED Flash to capture the best of memories with friends and family. The fore presents an 8MP camera for capturing wonderful selfies

Battery & Connectivity

The S41 packs a mammoth 5000mAh battery with fast charging support. The smartphone also comes with a Battery share functionality i.e you can charge other devices from your 5000mAh battery and as well set a reserve battery level. Connectivity options include; WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, OTG support, GPS, NFC.

Software & Hardware

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

CAT S41 Full Phone Specifications

General

Device Brand CAT
Model S41
Announced September, 2017
Released July , 2017
Status Available(pre-order)

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100(EU) MHz, 850 / 900 / AWS / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE Band 1,2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20(EU) / 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 66(Americas) / 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41(LatAm)
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 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 152*75*12.85 mm
Weight 218
Build Water proof, dust and drop proof rugged design
Colors Black

Display

Display Type IPS FHD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0 inches
Resolution 1980 x 1080 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density n/a
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features Auto switch support and wet finger/glove-on support

Camera

13MP camera
n/a
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, PDAF
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: No
8MP
Fixed Focus

Software

Android OS, v7.1.2 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit MediaTek Helio P20
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 2.3GHz
GPU ARM Mali T880 GPU
2GB
Internal Storage 32GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.1
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 b/g/n(2.4 & 5GHz) 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 Yes
Yes, Pump Express 2.0

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 5000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 44days
Talk Time Up to 38hours

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 CAT S41 in India & China

The CAT S41 is available for order already although delivery would commence 11th September. The smartphone comes at a cost of 449 Euros(US$ 534 / Rs. 34270).


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