CAT S42: an ultra-robust line wins a military certified member and a customizable push-to-talk button

CAT phones have been on the market for a long time and have become a brand that, although not widely sold, is recognizable. But it never hurts to explain that we’re talking about heavy-duty mobile phones designed for harsh work environments which require robust mobiles and which can be handled in extreme situations.

Hence this CAT S42, the latest model from the manufacturer, arrives with military certification against falls up to 1.8 meters in height, with high protection against dust and water or with a screen screen that we can handle with gloves and with wet fingers. This is, and more, what the new CAT S42 offers us that we can buy in September.

CAT S42 data sheet

CAT S42

screen

5.5 inch
Aspect 18: 9
HD + at 1440 x 720
Gorilla 5 glass
Can be worn with wet gloves and fingers

Dimensions and weights

Processor

Helium A20 at 1.8 GHz

Versions

3 GB / 32 GB
MicroSD up to 256 GB

Front camera

5 megapixel

Rear view cameras

13 megapixel

Drums

4,200 mAh

Operating system

Android 10

Connectivity

Dual 4G, VoLTE
WiFi, VoWiFi
Bluetooth
GPS
NFC
Headphone jack

Other

Customizable key
IP68 certification
MIL 810H certification

Price

249 euros in September 2020

Here is the CAT S42

The new heavy-duty CAT cell phone lands in an IP68 certified case against water and dust, in addition to MIL 810H military certification. The screen is in turn protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and, as the manufacturer says, we are talking about a phone capable of withstanding drops from 1.8 meters onto concrete, as well as dives to a depth 1.5 meters for 35 minutes.

The CAT S42 screen measures 5.5 inches with HD + resolution and an 18: 9 ratio, which leaves us 1440 x 720 pixels for a panel that we can use both with gloves and with wet fingers. The design of the phone is also textured to improve grip, and we have a customizable button with which we can launch the flashlight, the camera or a button Push to Talk to convert the S42 to a walkie-talkie with other similar models.

An ultra-resistant mobile economic range for high-risk jobs

The processor chosen is the economical Helio A20, with four cores operating at 1.8 GHz and supported on 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, in addition to a microSD tray. The 4200 mAh battery. As for cameras, 5 megapixel front and 13 megapixel rear for a CAT S42 shipped with Android 10 and three years of security updates, while joining the Android Enterprise program.

We end with connectivity by commenting that this CAT S42 arrives with a dual SIM with 4G and VoLTE, with WiFi and VoWIFI, plus Bluetooth, GPS, NFC chip to allow mobile payments and other synchronizations, and 3.5 mm waterproof headphone jack.

CAT S42 versions and prices

CAT S42

As we described in the specifications, the new CAT S42 will arrive in a single version of RAM and internal storage. We can buy it with 3 GB and 32 GB in September 2020 for a recommended price of 249 euros both on the CAT website and on other surfaces.

  • CAT S42 with 3 GB / 32 GB: 249 euros in September

Source : Xatakandroid.com