Monday, 25 February 2013

Cat B15 announced at MWC, one of the rare rugged smartphones

The latest trend of the dust and waterproof smartphones continue with the newly launched Cat B15. The rugged device has the ability to withstand a 1.8 meter drop, being submerged in up to one meter of water for about 30 minutes.

Cat B15 comes with a 4″ LCD display with 480 x 800 pixel density, a capacitive multi-touch screen, Gorilla glass and wet finger tracking. The smartphone features a 1 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor along with 512 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, 4 GB internal memory with a microSD slot and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Cat B15 measures 125mm x 69.5 mm x 14.95mm and weighs about 170g. The device is said to be protected by silver anodized aluminium and shock absorbent rubber, which enables it to withstand a 1.8 meter drop. Furthermore, Cat B15 is IP67 certified, which means that the smartphone can endure a water immersion of up to 1m for about 30 minutes and is protected against dust.
Caterpillar B15 carries a price tag of €329 and will be available from March.

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