New Delhi, India (PressExposure) July 29, 2013 -- Caterpillar's extremely rugged Android smartphone, the CAT B15 is all set for its launch in India.
It's a 4-inch WVGA device powered by MediaTek's MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording accompanied by a VGA front camera, aGPS, a microSD card slot and more. The CAT B15 runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The CAT B15 has been built to IP67 specification, making it dust-proof, shock proof, and water-proof for up to 30 minutes when submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water. And if the words don't mean anything to you, just look at that beast above -- it's one tank of a smartphone.
The handset has an aluminum body with a rubber casing. All of the ports have a rubber seal, making it IP67 certified and meaning that it is dustproof and waterproof. The ports were easy to open and close, as was the phone's back panel. There is a sliding latch that unlocks to remove the rubber backing and this gives access to the SIM and microSD cards, as well as the battery.
The 4-inch display has wet finger tracking and scratch proof Corning Gorilla Glass for added durability. It can be dropped at 1.8 metres and bounce back without a cracked screen.
Caterpillar vows to become the number one manufacturer of rugged handsets in the world, and if this smartphone is an indication of things to come we can't see any scenario where they don't have a chance.
The CAT B15 will be launched in August by PRO ONE Â® and will be priced around INR 29,000/-.
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