This tough Android smartphone by Caterpillar can be yours for $349


So, you're interested in a phone that's built to last, eh? Then meet the Caterpillar Cat B15 – a smartphone that's built to withstand a lot more abuse than your average Android handset can handle safely. Protected by its tough armor made of metal and rubber, the device will survive a drop onto concrete from a height of up to 6 feet, and its IP67 certification goes to show that it can survive a dunk in water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. 

But the Caterpillar Cat B15 is no dumb phone. The smartphone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box so it will run all of your favorite Android apps. Its 4-inch screen may not seem like anything spectacular on paper with its resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, but it is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass and it's usable even with a wet finger. 

The rest of its specs are mediocre at best, but that's more or less expected from a rugged smartphone. There's a dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor running at 1GHz under the hood of the Caterpillar Cat B15 with only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Its main camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels while a front-facing VGA cam is placed above its screen. At least the battery should provide decent longevity with its 2000mAh capacity, which is enough for 16 hours of talk time. 

So yeah, its specs may be pathetic, but the Caterpillar Cat B15 makes up for that with its extreme durability. The smartphone is available for purchase online at a price of $350.

source: Caterpillar

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