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Cat® Phones Introduces Three New Additions to its Range of Rugged Devices

  (August 31, 2017)

BERLIN, August 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The Cat S41 smartphone, the Cat S31 Smartphone and the Caterpillar T20 tablet are all unveiled at IFA Berlin

Cat phones introduces three new additions to its portfolio which see important updates to its rugged and resilient smartphone range and the first release of a rugged tablet. The launches build on Cat phones' heritage of creating industry leading rugged devices to keep you connected, no matter what challenges the day presents.


Cat phones are used by customers who work in a range of industries, and take part in recreational activities, that regularly put their mobile phone under stress. These customers come from trades including construction, agriculture, security, and vehicle repair, or enjoy activities such as hiking, fishing, and biking. The new Cat S41 and Cat S31 smartphones are packed with upgrades and key features that Cat phones research shows these customers truly value, especially around battery capabilities, rugged credentials, and display technologies.

The Cat S41 is the successor to the Cat S40 smartphone with an upgrade to a huge 5000mAh battery, providing up to 44 days standby time or up to 38 hours 3G talk time, useful when your day takes you somewhere you're unable to charge your device. It can also charge other devices and accessories with its Battery Share functionality that turns your phone into a power bank. Using the USB Battery Share connector provided, the Cat S41 can charge another product or accessory, but will stop once a user-defined reserved battery level is reached on the S41, set via an easy-to-use, in-app slider control. This ensures the user remains in control, and can use their device as a power bank without having to keep checking they are retaining sufficient charge for themselves.

The Cat S31 is the successor to the Cat S30 smartphone, the foundation of the Cat smartphone portfolio for core customers who need a solid phone they can rely on. It is designed to keep working for you with a powerful 4000 mAh battery, encased in a rugged IP68 waterproof, dust resistant and drop proof to 1.8m onto concrete, MIL SPEG 810G phone that can handle all the elements. The Cat S31 is a phone that you can take with you everywhere, to stay connected and get more done.

The Caterpillar T20 Tablet is the first rugged tablet from the brand and was specially developed for those who work in situations and locations in which extremely durable devices are needed. It has a Windows 10 operating system and LTE and is IP67 certified tablet making it waterproof for 30 minutes at a depth of one metre, able to withstand moisture, sand and dust and drop-resistant up to a height of 1.8 metres. In addition, it is vibration-proof, resistant to salt spray and holds up to extreme air pressure so can be used in every work situation or climate.

"Today's launches are testament to our ongoing commitment to provide uncompromising devices that are truly fit for the tough environments in which our customers use them. We've been careful to listen and build on what we know is most critical for them, resulting in a range that addresses these requirements head on," said Peter Stephens, CEO of Bullitt Group, global mobile licensee for Caterpillar.

In a study of nearly 22,000 Cat phone users, over three-quarters (76%) said that a long battery life was essential to them, and 98% saw it as a highly valued key feature. The survey also showed that 76% have damaged their previous mobile phone, and experienced the frustration and usability problems damage causes to what is often their only means of communication. Unsurprisingly, 94% of Cat phone owners value their phone being drop proof, while 71% said that a scratch resistant screen is essential to them.

The Cat S41 smartphone has an MSRP of 449 and will be available to order from August 31st via http://www.catphones.com and multiple retailers and operators.

The Cat S31 smartphone has an MSRP of 329 and will be available to buy later this year via http://www.catphones.com and multiple retailers and operators.

The Caterpillar T20 Tablet has an MSRP of 649. To register for further updates visit http://www.catphones.com .

Cat S41 Specifications  

  • Huge battery (5000mAh) with up to 44 days standby time or 38 hours of 3G talk time. Capable of charging other devices and accessories with the Battery Share power bank feature - cable provided
  • Water / Dust proof (IP68), Drop tested to 1.8M onto concrete, MIL SPEC 810G, Gorilla ® Glass 5 protected. Waterproof tested to up to 2 meters of water for as long as one hour
  • Android Nougat
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM. Expandable Storage (microSD up to 2TB)
  • MediaTek octa-core 2.3GHz chipset
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, autofocus with PDAF, 8MP front camera, both with underwater mode functionality
  • LTE Cat 6, VoLTE, VoWiFi
  • Super bright 5" FHD display, optimised for outdoor use with a touchscreen that can be used with wet fingers or gloves
  • Textured, extra grip design
  • Programmable Shortcut Key useful for Push to Talk (PTT), SOS (Lone worker app), or to easily launch its torch or camera
  • Curated apps and content catalogue

Cat S31 Specifications  

  • Powerful 4,000 mAh battery  
  • Water / Dust proof (IP68), Drop tested to 1.8M onto concrete, MIL SPEC 810G, Gorilla ® Glass 3 protected
  • Waterproof Smartphone - up to 1.2 meters for 35 minutes
  • 4.7" 720p HD display optimised for outdoor use with a touchscreen that can be used with wet fingers or gloves
  • Android Nougat
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Expandable Storage (microSD)
  • Qualcomm Quad-Core 1.3GHz Snapdragon chipset
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • LTE Cat 4, VoLTE, VoWiFi
  • Textured, extra grip design
  • Programmable Shortcut Key useful for Push to Talk (PTT), SOS (Lone worker app), or to easily launch its torch or camera
  • Curated apps and content catalogue
  • Dual SIM - Nano

Caterpillar T20 Tablet Specifications 
Dimensions: 220 x 143 x14 mm
Weight: 650 g
Display: 8" (203,2 mm), Gorilla®-glass, 800 x 1280 IPS LCD
Battery: 7500 mAh (non removable)
Camera: 5 MP Rear Camera, 2 MP Front Camera
Memory: 2 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM
Processor: Intel® Atom Z8350 (Quad-core)1,44 GHz
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 10
Network: LTE SIM
    4G: LTE Cat 4
    Bands, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20
    3G: HSPA, R9
    Bands: 1, 2, 5, 8
    2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE (class 12)
    Bands: 2, 3, 5, 8
    Maximum Upload Speed: 50 Mbps
    Maximum Download Speed: 150 Mbps
Connectivity: USB 3.0 D/C
    Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n) 2,4 GHz/5GHz
    Bluetooth® 4.1
    Mini-HDMI, Video Out
Location: GPS Glonass
In the box: T20 Tablet, Charger, Micro USB 3.0 Cable, Hand Strap, QSG, Warranty Card

About Cat devices and accessories 
The Cat brand stands for trust, durability, reliability and quality. The Cat DNA is found in every Cat mobile phone and accessory offered by Bullitt Mobile Ltd. and provides boundless experience with robust mobility. Our products are created for wireless communication using the latest technology to meet a variety of needs of a demanding lifestyle and won't let you down.?

To find out more about what Cat phones and accessories are made of visit http://www.catphones.com

About Bullitt Group 
Bullitt Group enables the world's leading brands to enter into rapid growth consumer technology categories creating broader appeal and new, long-term income streams in the process.

Since its formation six years ago Bullitt Group has designed, manufactured and distributed millions of mobile phones, audio products, other connected devices and related peripherals to more than 60 countries across the globe.

Bullitt Group's Head Office is in Reading, England with additional office locations in Taipei (Taiwan), Shenzhen (China), New York (USA).

http://www.bullitt-group.com

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