It's out of the bag: Rugged CAT S50 coming to Verizon as the CAT S50c8
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 400 SoC, featuring a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU and the Adreno 305 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 8GB of expandable storage. An 8MP snapper is on back with a .3MP camera on front. The non-removable 2630mAh battery keeps the generator humming, and Android 4.4 is pre-installed.
The phone will survive a drop of nearly 4-feet onto concrete, and its IP67 certification means that it can be submerged in up to three feet of water for as long as half an hour, and emerge unscathed. Its military 810G certification means that is protected from salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock.
The phone was launched last November, but will soon be making its debut at Verizon as the CAT S50c. This model will support Big Red's CDMA and LTE networks, and reportedly is in the final testing stage with the carrier. The handset will not be offered in Verizon stores, but can be purchased from certain indirect retailers and through business channels. Pricing is unknown.
If you have a strong interest in the CAT S50, check out our hands-on by clicking on this link.