In the industrial sector, the CAT brand is renowned for its heavy machinery. In the smartphone space, the CAT brand has previously launched a number of rugged smartphones also give the image of a “hard man.” Usually the rugged phone gives the feeling of bulky, rough, and the recent CAT launch of the S52 model is more in line with the mainstream consumer’s aesthetic, the appearance is close to the iPhone 5.
The CAT S52 runs the Android operating system and has a very wide screen bezel with a smooth aluminum alloy on the side of the body and a hard-wearing, non-slip rubber TPU on the back. While it looks closer to the mainstream consumer aesthetic, the S52 is as durable as all previous lying phones, and the machine is IP68 and MIL-STD-810G impact- and high-temperature certified, with the latest Corning Gorilla 6 on the screen to improve scratch resistance.
Although there are significant improvements in appearance as a rugged phone, the CAT S52 does not perform as expected. Equipped with 4GB of memory and 64GB of built-in storage, it supports MicroSD card expansion, a 5.65-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 720, a MediaTek Helio P35 processor, and a 12-megapixel single camera on the back of the body. But this is CAT’s first phone to add a fingerprint sensor.
The CAT S52 is very cost-effective, with a retail price of 499 euros (about 3914.66 yuan) in the European market.