Cat S48c goes official, launches in the US via Sprint

9 November 2018, 03:34:09

Cat S48c goes official, launches in the US via SprintCat Phones are known for their focus on ruggedness and durability. The latest addition to the Cat brand is the Cat S48c which will be available in the US from tomorrow (November 9th) via Sprint. It will cost $20 per month with Sprint Flex Lease (SRP: $480 plus tax). It is created for individuals who work in demanding environments and great outdoors enthusiasts that regularly expose their smartphones to stressful conditions. The handset is equipped with a 5-inch FHD display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass and features a Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that can be expanded with up to 128GB. Power is supplied by a 4000 mAh battery and the camera department includes a 5MP selfie snapper plus a 13MP rear shooter suitable for underwater photography. With an IP68 rating, Cat S48c is completely waterproof (up to 4 ft in water for up to 35 minutes), dustproof and resistant to drops, shocks, vibrations, extreme temperatures. It covers the MIL-STD-810G military standard and can be used in Class I, Division 2, Group A-D, T4 hazardous locations (areas where flammable gas or flammable vapour from liquids may be present). Cat S48c has a dedicated, programmable PTT key located on the side of the phone that pairs perfectly with Sprint Direct Connect Plus which offers nationwide coverage with one-to-one, group and broadcast calls for push-to-talk communications.

"The Cat brand is incredibly popular for both consumers and businesses, especially for their dedication to building products that excel in rugged environments," said Kim Green-Kerr, senior vice president for business sales, Sprint. "We are excited to be the first U.S. carrier to launch the Cat S48c smartphone. It continues our longtime commitment to customers that demand a phone that can brave the toughest environments and keep their teams connected when it matters most."

"We are excited to launch the Cat S48c on the Sprint network, bringing Cat phones to a whole new customer base who can now use one of the industry's most rugged smartphones," said Peter Stephens, CEO of Bullitt, global mobile licensee for Caterpillar. "The Cat S48c is an uncompromised smartphone, perfect for anyone who needs a device with class-leading durability, one capable of withstanding the rigors of the day."

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