The super rugged CAT S31 goes on sale in the US for $330

Caterpillar, the company that makes dozer, excavators and … smartphones, is launching a new phone in the United States, the CAT S31. Originally announced early this year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), the super rugged smartphone is now available for purchase in the US for $330 outright.

It surely is a high price for a middle-class smartphone, but the CAT S31 is a rugged device so you'll get a very sturdy handset that can be even used in hazardous environments (within some limits).

Talking about specs, the CAT S31 is far from being impressive, as the phone sports a 4.7-inch HD (720p) display and packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The phone is equipped with a 1.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, a massive 4,000 mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

However, the rugged smartphone features IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Basically, the CAT S31 should continue to work even if submerged in water, up to 1.2 meters for up to 35 minutes. On top of that, CAT added MIL-SPEC 810G rating, which should allow the phone so survive drops on concrete from up to 1.8 meters.

It's also worth noting the CAT S31 comes with dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, VoLTE, VoWiFi and Android Nougat on board. The smartphone is available for purchase in the US via local major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, The Home Depot, B&H, and Grainger.

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. alsupertramp

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 14, 2017

this phone is way expensive with its specs? 2GB+16GB??? I would choose the vernee Active sold by Coolicool, a Chinese retailer over this one, they have the US frequencies too~

2. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

or better go with samsung active series, you can easily get s6 or s7 active with that price

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

The name is worth something, I think. It's a shame there's no wireless charging, though. That should be considered a standard feature on "ruggedized" phones.

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