READING, England and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CES — Cat® phones, a leader in durable devices for challenging environments, today announced the availability of the Cat S48c rugged smartphone with U.S. wireless provider Verizon (NYSE: VZ) (Nasdaq: VZ). The Cat S48c is designed to keep working even in tough environments, offering exceptional performance when needed most.
The Cat S48c is now available to all Verizon Business and Enterprise customers for $249.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 retail. As well as being available to all Verizon Business and Enterprise customers, Verizon customers will be able to purchase the Cat S48c directly from www.catphones.com from the end of January.
The Cat S48c is designed with durability at its core. Its heavy-duty rugged credentials including IP68 water and dust proof, MIL SPEC 810G and Non-incendive Class I, Division 2 ensure it can withstand drops, dust, vibration, extreme temperatures and some hazardous work environments1. It can be submerged in up to four feet of water for 35 minutes, and its 13 MP camera can take underwater pictures whether on site, in the great outdoors or on vacation.
The rugged Cat S48c offers better value for money, particularly for Business and Enterprise customers that employ individuals in rugged conditions or who do remote field work, by reducing additional repair costs and extending the useful life of the phone. The Cat S48c is also protected with Cat phone’s comprehensive two-year warranty that replaces screen damage within the warranty period free of charge.
“We are seeing an increase in the demand for rugged devices from those customers who need a smartphone that will withstand the toughest conditions and Verizon is committed to providing the most durable devices available,” said James Hammond, Director of Business Devices at Verizon. “Cat is well known for delivering best-in-class products designed for the rigors of the most challenging environments and we’re excited to include the Cat S48c on the Verizon network.”
Cat phones are built from the ground up for individuals who work in demanding environments across a range of industries or who take part in recreational activities where their mobile phone is routinely exposed to stressful conditions. This includes everything from construction, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, logistics and field services, to recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, climbing or rafting.
“Verizon, well known for providing the nation’s most reliable network, wanted a superior rugged device to offer its customers,” said Peter Stephens, CEO of Bullitt, global mobile licensee for Caterpillar. “The Cat S48c proved to be the perfect device for Verizon customers, as its unmatched durability promises reliability under most any condition while Verizon’s network ensures connectivity is never an issue.”
The Cat S48c’s powerful 4000mAh battery provides up to 30 hours 3G talk time, ideal for days with no access to charging capabilities. A dedicated, programmable key allows for easy push-to-talk capabilities or instant access to the camera, flashlight or a preferred app.
Additional key specifications of the Cat S48c include:
- 5″ FHD screen protected with tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 and screen protection guarantee
- MIL-SPEC 810G
- Touchscreen can be used with gloves or wet hands2
- Works in extreme temperatures, -13⁰F to 131⁰F
- Android™ Oreo (with upgrade to P)
- 13MP rear camera W/Flash, 5MP front camera
- Two-year warranty
- 64GB ROM Flash, 4GB RAM (extended storage up to 128GB via microSD™ card)
- Qualcomm SDM630 chipset Octacore 2.2GHz processor
- VoLTE capable
- Dedicated assignable button for favorite apps or push-to-talk
- Non-incendive Class I, Division 2, Group A-D, T4 hazardous locations (areas where flammable gas or flammable vapor from liquid may be present)
As well as being available to all Verizon Business and Enterprise customers, Verizon customers can purchase the Cat S48c directly from www.catphones.com.
1 IP68 dustproof and waterproof, tested in water up to 4 feet deep for 35 minutes; MIL-SPEC 810G and Built to survive repeated drops onto concrete from up to 6 feet. Non-incendive Class I, Division 2, Group A-D, T4 hazardous locations (areas where flammable gas or flammable vapor from liquid may be present)
2 We cannot guarantee that all gloves will work with this feature
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