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CAT S60 | A thermal camera phone!

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There has been a new level in 'weirdly awesome smartphone add-on feature' category. It's a thermal camera!
The phone is called the S60, by a company called CAT. The phone is super rugged and also has a thermal camera on the rear, along side a regular camera.
The body of the phone is water and shock resistant. It also has a textured robbery trip to it, and feels secure in the hand thanks to that small form factor.
There's a 4.7 inch 720p IPS LCD up front, at 312 ppi. The display gets super bright,  540 nits at peak brightness.
There's also a 13 mp rear camera with dual LED flash. For selfies, you get a 5 mp snapper.
Other specs include: A Snapdragon 617 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHzAdreno 405 for graphics3 GB DDR3 RAM32 GB of expandable storageA massive 3800 mAh battery
Apart from the expansion slot, the phone takes 2 nano SIM cards. LTE cat-4 is supported. My little disappointment begins at the microUSB port. Why isn't it type C? We're in 2017, c'mon CAT!…

A OnePlus killer?!

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LeEco made quite a remarkable name for itself, with the self driving cars and Le supertainment. Their smartphones aren't bad either, which they proved with the Le 1s, Le 2 and Le 2 pro.
However, they haven't been all that successful in flagship category. After the disappointing Le max 2, many people turned away from them, myself included.
But now they're making some noise in the highly competitive sub $400 category. And these are my thoughts on the Le pro 3. What's good: The display is a bright 5.5 inch 1080p IPS LCD panel at 401 ppi. The display produces balanced and vivid colors, at great viewing angles.
The phone has an excellent fit and finish, as we've seen from their previous phones. The frame and the back are made out of aluminium, which gives a very solid feel in the hand. The buttons are also metal, so they'll be capable of taking heavy abuse, and will still function fine.
The performance is great, with the quad core 2.1GHz Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB …

Ulefone Armor 2 | Tank of a smartphone

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Another awesome thing that was seen at MWC was at the Ulefone booth. The company has unveiled it's new rugged phone named the Ulefone Armor 2.
It's a chunky and robust looking phone,  whose Iron Man design inspirations are quite apparent at first look. That's not bad by any means, the red and gold paint job looks stunning!
The top and bottom are covered in black rubber materials, to absorb impact if you drop it on it's head. There are screws all around the phone,  which gives it a very industrial and tough look.
The back has a big NFC receiver, clearly labelled on it. There are speakers on both corners of the back as well. There's a USB type C port on the bottom, sealed with a stylish red bordered flap.
The volume buttons are on the left side and the power button on the right. There's also a dedicated camera button, which is always appreciated. The buttons are flat and wide, very nice to click on!
What's awesome is that there's also a walkie talki…