Cat briefly showcased the B35 rugged featurephone during this year's IFA and now the company is ready to reveal its complete details along with a launch time frame.
It is IP68 water and dust protected meaning it can go up to 1.2 m under water for 35 minutes. The chassis is also shock-proof and Cat has says it can survive 1.8m drops on concrete. Additionally, the handset is MIL-810G compliant so it can handle extreme cold, heat, salt mist, humidity and vibration.
The internals are hardly impressive, but then you wouldn't expect that from a featurephone anyway. You get a Snapdragon 205 driving a 2.4-inch QVGA display. Memory is just 512MB while storage is 4GB but can be expanded via microSD card. A 2,300 mAh battery helps the B35 run KaiOS 2.5 feature OS with Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search and YouTube all pre-installed apps.
Cat says the B35 is hitting the shelves in early October, which is not that far away now. Pricing is yet to be confirmed though.