The Cat S42 waterproof smartphone designed for reliability in extreme situations is now available on the U.S. market at an MSRP of $329. Bullitt Group, global licensee that manufactures and markets Caterpillar-branded phones, says the S42 delivers long battery life, MIL SPEC rugged credentials and its 5.5-in. HD+ 18x9 display can be read in sunlight.
Like all Cat phones the S42 can be regularly and thoroughly cleaned by being submerged and scrubbed with hot soapy water or disinfectant, an essential hygiene detail for those who must keep working during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tested to rugged standards with MIL SPEC 810H and IP68 ratings, the Cat S42 surpasses repeated drop testing from 1.8 meters onto steel, including multiple drops onto every side and corner. The S42 is fully waterproof and was tested submerged in water at depths up to 1.5 meters for 35 minutes. Like all Cat smartphones in the range, it is also put through vibration and tumble tests, as well as salt mist conditions, and it is built to operate in high and low extremes of temperature and to survive thermal shocks.
Its super bright HD+ display is protected by scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5, with a touch screen that can be controlled with wet fingers or when wearing gloves.
A programmable shortcut key is useful for Push to Talk (PTT), SOS (Lone worker app), or to easily launch the phone’s flashlight or camera
- 4,200mAh battery
- Water- and dust-proof (IP68)
- 5.5-in. HD+ 18x9 display
- Android 10 (with upgrade to 11)
- 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Expandable Storage (microSD)
- Mediatek Helio A20 MT 6761D chipset, 1.8GHz quad-core processor
- 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- LTE Cat 6, VoLTE, VoWiFi
- Textured, extra grip design
- Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
- 3.5mm audio jack (waterproof)
- Curated apps and content catalog
- Dual SIM – Nano SIM + microSD
- 2-year warranty
- Android Enterprise support
- Security updates cover for 3 years
- Zero-touch support
Since its formation in 2009, the Bullitt Group has consistently won international awards for its tough mobile products. The global licensee for Cat (Caterpillar Inc.) and Land Rover mobile phones and related peripherals, Bullitt designs, manufactures and distributes millions of mobile phones to more than 50 markets worldwide. Its products are constantly evolving through rugged consumer research and development, and expertise at strengthening and toughening mobile technology for extreme working conditions. Bullitt Group is headquartered in Reading, England.