Anonymous, 11 Jun 2018Strange and disappointing that it doesn't have a removable battery, I would've expected otherw... morewhy would you need a removable battery in a secure phone such as this ? whats strange about it
If you think about it, trying to make a versatile waterproof phone that can withstand the stuff that this phone can, why ruin chance all of that quality for the sake of removing the battery, I can't think of many reasons a CatPhone owner would want to remove the battery.
Well done cat
Strange and disappointing that it doesn't have a removable battery, I would've expected otherwise for a device targeted at professionals.
Quasimodo, 28 May 2018Seems to be a really good phone, even better than the S60.
I still love my S60, but the S61 w... more@Quasimodo:
Good news for you: The CAT S61 does have dual band WLAN (2.4GHz & 5 GHz) !
Here is how to find reference to it:
Go to the catphones press release for the CAT S61 (see following link):
At the bottom of the Press Release are the "Cat S61 key features:"
The second last bullet point shows you the dual band WiFi.
You can also see it on the Spec Sheet. (I will make a new posting for the Spec Sheet. Hoping that it will be published this time.)
AnonD-733422, 22 Feb 2018Great phone,but too expensive.Price about 500$ will be more realistic.@AnonD-733422:
Well this phone is very rugged, but more over, those parts built in - like the FLIR Lepton Camera Module - are quite expensive.
With all that stuff in it, I would say it is quite a good deal, compared to other phones.
mato, 13 Mar 2018What resolution does the FLIR camera have and how far can it see, please?@mato:
Regarding distance, it is a physical issue. The further away you are, the more the heat radiation is vanished, the higher is the influence of other heat signals/sources and the less accurate is the measurement. The lower the camera resolution and sensitivity is, the higher the above factors are influencing the result.
FLIR Camera RESOLUTION:
The S60 had an early version of the FLIR Lepton module (to my knowledge, a Lepton 2.0 module), which has a thermal resolution 80 x 60 pixels and a temperature range of -20 to 120 °C.
On the official announcement of the S61, it says, that the S61 carries the Lepton module of the S60 with some software upgrades.
However, it also says, that it is now capable of providing a temperature range of -20 to 400°C. That would however indicate, that it would be a Lepton 3.x module.
And I found a source indicating, that the CAT S61 is actually having a Lepton 3.5 module. But I don't know, how reliable this source is.
But this Lepton 3.5 module would have 4 times the pixel count of the Lepton 2 module of the S60 and having a resolution of 160 x 120 pixels. That would be owesome.
Here is the link to the source:
Hope this helps.
Greetings from Switzerland,
Michael Buzz, 10 Apr 2018I own Cat S60 and it is water resistant up to 5m but S61 is resistant up to 3m? I had very hig... more@Michael Buzz:
The S60 is normaly water resistant up to 2m. Only with the two switches/doors flipped close (closing speaker and microphone, if I am right), one could go deeper to 5m.
My impression was, that due to those switches/doors speaker and mic quality was not that great.
I actually prefer the new system.
(If one really needs to dive deeper, one could put it in a cover/dive bag. Just my 2 cents.)
Seems to be a really good phone, even better than the S60.
I still love my S60, but the S61 with the laser assisted distance measuring sounds very interesting to me.
The only backdraft in my opinions is the lack of 5Ghz WLAN..why can't the put in another antenna?
This is surprisingly technically impressive, if they just had a version with the snapdragon 845 I would be all over this.
AnonD-753693, 12 May 2018I also wished, they would have wireless charging (eg Qi).
With my S60, to fumble open the USB... moreTotally agree. My main grief with the phone is the lack of wireless charging - everything about it screams for a wireless charging option.
I also question the choice of having a hinged lid at the back that is so easy to open, it should use one of those screws with a coin-slot to open, alternatively a regular screw. If anyone needs to open it more than a couple of times a year they have personal problems.
Other than that it's very easy to activate apps etc at the edges of the screen while carrying it. That might only be the way I carry it though.
Does anyone know hoe "non removable" the battery really is? I have a Moto E4 plus and for my phone that just means removing a couple of screws and a ribbon cable. I am assuming that because this phone is waterproof that it would be more difficult to get to the battery. Is it possible to get to the battery without having specialized tools or having to deal with glue?
DenisB, 10 May 2018I had the S61 for one month, had to return it because the door, that prevents water or dust to... moreI also wished, they would have wireless charging (eg Qi).
With my S60, to fumble open the USB cover every day to charge the phone, a little over a year, the Aluminum part fell off.
At least the new cover looks like a one-piece-part. Hopefully it will last longer.
But especially for such a phone, wireless charging would be very beneficial.
(It doesn't need to be fast. I usually charge it over night. But it would avoid the daily opening of the USB cover.)
Michael Buzz, 10 Apr 2018I own Cat S60 and it is water resistant up to 5m but S61 is resistant up to 3m? I had very hig... morewaterproof (for 60minutes):
S60: has 2m, and only with the closed mic / speaker cover doors (flip switches) 5m
S61; got read of flip switches and now 3m without any doors/covers.
The S60 was a great phone but it's weakness is that water resistance depends solely on the condition of plastic lid covers. I hope that new S61 would have better internal protection against moisture similar to some IP68 certified phones that does not need lid covers. Price is not an issue with phones like this. Durability is.
I had the S61 for one month, had to return it because the door, that prevents water or dust to affect the usb port, was broken, without even doing nothing wrong.
This one doesn't look too have a Qi charging , hey guys, we are in 2018, not 1981, even the iPhone have the wireless charging.
PavelD, 18 Apr 2018I am missing humidity sensor, ambient temperature sensor and laser distance meter.+1, CAT, I hope you listening, these are features people who buy this ill want