It's out of the bag: Rugged CAT S50 coming to Verizon as the CAT S50c

It's out of the bag: Rugged CAT S50 coming to Verizon as the CAT S50c
If you're a Verizon customer looking for a phone that can survive anything you throw at it, we have good news for you. The CAT S50 is just weeks away from being available for purchase by customers of the nation's largest mobile carrier. The CAT S50 offers a shatterproof 4.7-inch screen, carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. That works out to a 312ppi pixel density.

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.

source: Phonescoop



1. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

It's interesting that despite the size and design this thing looks good.

3. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

So if you think it looks good then you like the design and size, or do you just like contradicting yourself? The device is fine hardware wise (not sure about price) but Android 4.4? Looks like vanilla Android from the screenshot so why have they not updated? This phone is being released a year late in terms of software.

6. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I meant that the phone is not exactly ugly considering the fact that it's meant to survive in different cases. Sure that a bigger screen and android L or M is better, but...

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

They should make a bigger version too. I wouldn't mind a 5.1 inch 1080p screen being MIL SPEC. That would be awesome. First they had the casio G'zone Commando LTE, and now this.

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I like the design, looks pretty cool. Too bad it has mediocre specs.

5. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

People say that S50's camera is absolutely horrid, and one of my mates had this phone too. He completely regrets buying it. It was mostly unresponsive, camera quality was REALLY poor for what it costs, display is also calibrated ... so-so, etc. etc. He didn't know what he was expecting as he was drunk when he ordered the phone XD But yeah. Unless you REALLLLY NEEED that IP67 and 810G, just stay away. not worth it

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm sure this phone will be very durable, but I'd rather just buy a regular phone, and put it in a seidio obex or lifeproof case. That's what I did with my S4.

8. jared1282

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 25, 2016

The Cat S50 is the worst phone I've ever owned, it started falling apart after a week, and I cracked the screen in a month just by keeping it in my pocket at work with the screen facing in. When I tried to get the phone fix the customer service was horrible, and I eventually just gave up and bought another phone.

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