Need FLIR Thermal Imaging? Buy a Cat Phone

February 18, 2016

Caterpillar's S60 phone has become the first smartphone to feature a built-in FLIR thermal imaging sensor.

As the high-tech blog Gizmodo points out in a product review, thermal imaging used to be expensive technology reserved for law enforcement and the military, but thermal cameras have become more commonplace, starting with a $250 accessory for smartphones. With the Cat S60, a Lepton sensor that enables FLIR cameras to see in the dark has been placed into the device itself, right next to the phone's conventional rear camera. Availability is expected by June.

Source: Gizmodo