Caterpillar has developed the world\u2019s first smartphone with a built-in thermal imaging camera and possibly one of the most rugged and durable handsets yet. The Cat S60 Smartphone, part of the range of rugged Cat Phones handsets, was shown off at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona. The smartphone comes equipped with an embedded thermal camera from FLIR \u2013 a leader in thermal imaging technology. According to Caterpillar, the feature allows Cat phone users to be the first in the world to use their smartphone to: detect heat loss around windows and doors; spot moisture and missing insulation; identify over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry; and see in complete darkness. The thermal camera visualizes heat and highlights temperature contrasts which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Cat claims that the device can pick up heat and measure surface temperatures from a distance of up to 50 to 100 feet, and see through obscurants such as smoke, \u2018enabling a huge range of use cases for building professionals, utility workers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, and emergency first responders to name but a few.\u2019 In addition to featuring a thermal camera, the phone is more rugged than any other device on the market. The S60\u2019s unique casing allows the phone to withstand drops onto concrete from 1.8 metres and Cat claims that it is capable of surviving for up to an hour in waters as deep as five metres. \u201cTo stand out from the crowd in today's smartphone market requires true innovation and we are proud to partner with FLIR to announce what is truly a world\u2019s first,\u201d said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, global mobile device licensee for Caterpillar. \u201cThe Cat S60 represents a milestone for smartphones. We are excited for thermal technology to be in the hands of Cat phones customers and to discover the myriad of daily time and efficiency use cases it will present for them.\u201d \u201cWe are delighted to work on the latest Cat phone with Bullitt Group, to integrate our thermal camera into their proven, industrialized smartphone to create a truly innovative and groundbreaking mobile product,\u201d said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. \u201cThe CAT S60 presents mobile users around the world with new capabilities \u2013 a \u2018sixth sense\u2019 experience that only thermal imaging can offer.\u201d Overview of the Cat S60: \tStrengthened Die Cast Frame \tDrop proof to 1.8m, MIL Spec 810G \tSuper bright display (typical 540 nits), Gorilla Glass 4 \t4.7\u201d HD capacitive multi-touch with auto wet finger & glove support \tOptimised battery performance (3800mAh) \tHigh quality audio experience (>105dB) \tUnderwater 13MP main camera with dual flash, 5MP front-facing camera \t4G LTE \tSnapdragon 617 octa-core processor \t32GB ROM, 3GB RAM \tAndroid\u2122 Marshmallow \tDedicated FLIR thermal camera app with MSX technology; still image, panorama, and video capture; changeable heat palettes; temperature spot meter; and min, max, and average temperature data. The phone will launch later this year. It will cost $599 in the US and \u20ac649 in Europe. There\u2019s no information on how much the S60 will cost in the UK yet.