CAT proves new B15 smartphone resilience by running it over with heavy machinery

CAT proves new B15 smartphone resilience by running it over with a bulldozer

The B15 can be dropped onto concrete from a height of 1.8 metres without sustaining any more than cosmetic damage , and the touchscreen works fine when wet.

Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, is making waves in social media outlets with its ruggedized B15 smartphone, a tough Android device specially designed for miners and construction workers, because of its durability.

While Cat released the B15 last year, it is now it’s showing just how heavy-duty it is on video. This isn’t just another boring drop test — we get to watch a few tons of steel rolling over the phone.

The device boasts an aluminum casing and Gorilla Glass screen, and is about half the price of the new Samsung S5, Cat says it can be dropped onto concrete from a height of 1.8 metres without sustaining any more than cosmetic damage (is any loss), and the touchscreen works fine when wet.

The Cat B15 is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with all the usual Google apps. Inside its durable casing there is a dual-core MediaTek processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage. While average in terms of capacity and other features, users surely won’t buy it for the specs, but for what Cat shows in this video.