CAT Announces The World’s First Antibacterial Phone S42

CAT Announces The World’s First Antibacterial Phone S42

CAT announced the world’s first antibacterial phone S42. The phone, thanks to its special coating material, prevents the spread of germs on its surface and reduces their amount if any. The rest of the technical features, it is not very exciting though. The CAT S42 will be launched in early 2021. CAT, which has managed to attract the attention of consumers with its durable smart phone models, this time announced the world’s first antibacterial phone “S42“. The phone, which is completely covered by what the company calls “Biomaster“, comes with ISO 22196 standards. The users will be able to wash their phones with water as they wish. Because the phone is waterproof as in previous models.

Biomaster made a silver-doped coating for CAT‘s smartphone. Silver ions prevent the spread of germs on the phone’s surface. Moreover, the amount of germs on the phone surface decreases by itself thanks to this coating. Thanks to these features, the permanent coating adds a unique feature to the CAT S42. Unfortunately, the other hardware features of the phone are not the kind to meet expectations.

CAT Announces The World's First Antibacterial Phone S42
CAT Announces The World’s First Antibacterial Phone S42

The World’s First Antibacterial Phone

CAT‘s new smartphone has a 5-inch display with HD + resolution. Specifically optimized for outdoor use, this smartphone can be used with gloves or wet hands. The front camera added to the wide frames of the screen that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection offers users 5 MP resolution. In addition, the general structure of the phone includes IP68 and IP69 certificates as well as the MIL SPEC 810H standard. The company says there is no problem with the phone falling even on steel from 1.8 meters. In addition, this smartphone can stay under 1.5 meters of water for 35 minutes.

The world’s first antibacterial phone is powered by the Mediatek Helio A20 processor. The processor is supported with a combination of 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage space. It is stated that the phone that comes with the Android 10 operating system will receive an Android 11 update, and in addition, security updates will be offered for 3 years. The battery capacity of the phone was announced to be 4200 mAh. When we look at the back of the phone, we see that there is a single rear camera offering 13 MP resolution and a LED flash added for this camera. The thermal camera or the features that will make the work of field workers easier which was present in the company’s previous models, are not included in this phone.

CAT S42 Technical Features

Screen: 5 inch large HD +
Processor: MediaTek Helio A20
Storage: 32 GB
Front Camera: 5 MP
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Battery: 4,200 mAh
Operating System: Android 10 (will receive Android 11 update)
Connectivity: LTE Cat 6, VoLTE, VoWiFi