Getting close and personal with the Cat S75 at MWC 2023

Bullitt Group has introduced the Cat S75, a new flagship phone that meets durability standards functions without signal loss. The phone offers 5G connectivity and a non-terrestrial network chip.

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Design

The Cat S75 is a rugged phone built to withstand tough conditions, typical for the Cat brand. They made this phone without the usual showmanship of rubbery textures and exposed screws on the exterior. The phone measures 171 x 80 x 11.9 mm and weighs 268g.

This is quite heavy since phones like the iPhone 14 Pro max that weighs 240g and is only 77.6mm wide (though it is thinner at 7.9mm). Therefore, the S75 may not fit comfortably in skinny jeans or a clutch.

Specs

The Cat S75 comes with a triple camera module featuring a 50M, 8MP + 2MP camera. The front-facing camera is an 8MP module located above the huge display bezel.

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The phone runs on MediaTek hardware, specifically the Dimensity 930, and has 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage onboard. It also features a microSD slot for additional storage. It has a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging over USB-C and Qi wireless charging. It does not have pogo pins for charging cradles.

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It launches with Android 12, and Bullitt has promised to update it to Android 14. This version is important as Google is working on native support for satellite connectivity. The phone will receive three years of quarterly security patches and two more years of emergency patches.

It boasts a 6.6” 20:9 FHD+ IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate. It has a small lip that runs around the perimeter of the phone protecting the Gorilla Glass Victus. However, the phone has massive bezels, which is typical for rugged phones.

Durability

The Cat S75 has passed the MIL-STD-810H testing, including vibration and tumbling, salt fog. It and can survive falls onto steel plates from up to 1.8m (6ft). It also went through tests with extreme temperatures (-30°C/-22°F to 75°C/167°F) for 24 hours and survived.

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It has a IP68 dust and water resistance alongside the IP69K for resistance against high-temperature water jets. It can also survive up to 5m (16ft) underwater for 35 minutes. Additionally, the phone has Hygiene+ antimicrobial coating, making it easy to clean with some alcohol wipes or soap and water.

It has Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN) communication hardware that enables it to connect to satellites. It includes a free 12-month subscription to emergency response centers from FocusPoint International, accessible using the app. You can also access the feature using the dedicated SOS button on top of the phone.

Pricing and availability

The phone is available for pre-order through select retailers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa for $600. This is around which is about Php 33,008 when converted. The Bullitt Satellite Messenger service is launching in Europe and North America this quarter. It is expanding to other regions by the end of the year.

To check out more about the phone, click here: CAT S75

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