Cat S48c Rugged Smartphone, 4GB RAM, Price, Camera, performance & Full Specs

If you are a constant buyer of smartphones you know that one big problem with all of these is broken screen or chipped frames. It is part of the reasons why rugged smartphones sales is growing. Cat S48c is a rugged smartphone and it has been released by the American company Cat Phones in the USA. This mobile phone is rugged to the extent it is capable of shrugging off drop damage, dust, vibrations, submersions in water, and extreme temperatures.

Here below, we take a look at Cat S48c full specifications from design, display, camera, price, to availability.

Design and Display of Cat S48c

Body design type in the device is mainly rugged materials. The dimensions are 149.86 x 76.2 x 13.46 mm and it weighs 263 grams. It comes in gray color. It is a water resistant device, but it has no face recognition feature, and does not have a secondary display.

Display type is TFT capacitive multi-touch screen of 16 million colors. The screen size is 5 inches. Furthermore, the pixel density is 441 ppi, pixels resolution is 1920 x 1080, and aspect ratio is 16:9. Other display features are super bright display, wet and glove touch support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Camera Features

At the rear of Cat S48c there is a single 13 MP lens which comes with LED flash. The video performance is [email protected] At the front there is the secondary selfie camera of 5 MP.

Camera features include among others, geotagging, auto focus, HDR, touch focus, face detection, PADF, and panorama.

Hardware and Software of Cat S48c

Android OS v8.1 Oreo is the primary software in Cat S48c. This is upgradeable from Android Oreo to Android 9 Pie with immediate effect. The hardware is Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 of process technology 14nm. In addition, there is Octa-core 4 x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A53 CPU, etc. Also, there is Adreno 508 GPU in the device. These run on 64-bit architecture.

Storage Capacity and Sensors in Cat S48c

Internal memory in the device is a good 4GB of RAM which is not expandable. But the 32GB of internal storage and can be expanded up to 128GB with the use of a microSD card.

Sensors found in Cat S48c include accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, and compass.

Network and Connectivity

Cat S48c is able to operate on 2G, 3G, and 4G internet connections, which means it is able to handle GSM, HSPA, and LTE networks. There is provision for single Nano SIM card slot to enable smooth running of the connectivity.

Other essential components of connectivity include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, GPS, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, headphone jack, micro USB 2.0 and others. There is no infrared, or HDMI in this smartphone.

Battery Life

Powering the device is a 4000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery which has no wireless charging but there is fast charging technology in the device. Thus, the user can have a full charge from zero percent in about two hours. Talk time has been put at 30 hours.

Price and Availability of Cat S48c

The best price of Cat S48c at this moment is $480. However, changes in price can nullify that even tomorrow. About the availability of the device, it is available because it was released on November 9, 2018.

Cat S48c Full Technical Specification


  • Device Type


  • Model

Cat S48c (Sprint- USA)

  • Announced


  • Released


  • Status



  • Type


  • Dimensions

149.86 mm x 76.2 mm x 13.46 mm (5.9″ x 3″ x 0.53″)

  • Weight

263 g (9.3 oz)

  • Colors


  • Waterproof Yes
  • Fingerprint No
  • Face Recognition


  • Dedicated Keys

Volume, Power, Programmable Key, Home Key, Back Key, Recent App key

  • Device Security

Pin, Pattern, Password, Slide

  • Features

-Rugged design
-MIL-STD 810G certified (Dust, dirt, sand, humidity, and salt mist resistant}
-IP68 dust & Waterproof (4 feet for 35min)
-Can work in extreme temperatures, -13⁰F to 131⁰F
-Dedicated PTT button can support Sprint Direct Connect Plus
-Drops proof up to 6 feet on to concrete


  • Display Type

TFT, Capacitive touch screen

  • Size


  • Secondary Display


  • Touch Screen

Yes, Multi touch

  • Pixel Density

~441 PPI

  • Resolution

1920 x 1080 Pixels

  • Display Colors

16 M

  • Display Protection Yes
  • Features

-Super bright display
-Corning Gorilla glass 5
-Wet & Glove touch support
-16:9 aspect ratio


  • Supported Network


  • 2G Network

GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz

  • 3G Network

GSM 850/ 900/ 1700/ 1900/ 2100 MHz

  • 4G Network

LTE 700/ 800/ 850/ 900/ 1700/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2300/ 2500/ 2600 MHz
with VoLTE

  • SIM

Nano SIM

  • Hybrid Sim No
  • Dual SIM

No, Single Sim


  • Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 14nm, 64 bit

  • CPU

Octa-core (4 x 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53)

  • GPU

Adreno 508

  • RAM (Memory)

4 GB, 1333 MHz

  • Internal Storage

32 GB

  • Card Slot

Upto 128 GB (microSD)

  • Dedicated slot


  • Sensors

Ambient light


  • Operating System

Android OS v8.1 Oreo (Upgradable to v9.0 Pie)

  • Java Support No
  • Youtube Yes
  • Facebook Yes


  • SMS

Yes (threaded view)

  • MMS Yes
  • Email


  • IM Yes


  • Primary


  • Flash


  • Front


  • Front Flash


  • Video

[email protected]

  • Camera Features

Touch focus
Face detection


  • Bluetooth

Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR

  • Infrared No
  • Wi-fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, dual band

  • Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
  • GPS


  • NFC Yes
  • Wireless Charging


  • Headphone Jack Yes
  • HDMI No
  • USB Yes

Micro USB 2.0


  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • Speed

42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA), LTE

  • Web Browser



  • Video Format

3GP, M4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, AVI, xVID, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265

  • Audio Format

MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player

  • FM Radio


  • Alert Types

Vibration, MP3

  • Ring Tones

Wav ring tones

  • Loudspeaker



  • Battery Type

Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)

  • Capacity


  • Placement


  • Talk Time

Up to 30 hrs


  • SAR US

Head: 0.98 W/Kg; Body: 1.06 W/Kg

  • Features
  1. Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    2. Document viewer
    3. Photo and video editor
    4. Fast battery charging

==> Disclaimer: Specifications, Features & Price Shown For The Above Device Was Entered Manually. We Can Not Guarantee That The Info On This Page Is 100% Correct. If You Think That Any Information For The Current Device Is Wrong Or Missing, Please Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us.

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