UK Startup Develops The First Antimicrobial Smartphone In The World

Harin - Dec 01, 2020


UK Startup Develops The First Antimicrobial Smartphone In The World

Even though the antimicrobial smartphone doesn't actively kill viruses or bacteria, it can reduce them up to 80% in just 15 minutes and 99.9% in 24 hours.

We all know that smartphones have all sorts of microbes and bacteria on them. However, thanks to this UK startup, that might be changed. The company has created the first antimicrobial smartphone in the world.

The CAT S42 is built under the Caterpillar brand. According to the company, this is one of the cleanest and sturdiest budget smartphones that you can buy. The device also has an IP68 rating, meaning it is dust and water-resistant. Users are actually encouraged to wash and sanitize the phones under running water to clean it.

Cat S42
This is one of the cleanest and sturdiest budget smartphones that you can buy.

But from 2021, the device will have an extra layer of protection using a new technology known as “Biomaster antimicrobial” to stop the spread of germs.

The smartphone is from Bullitt, a company from Reading England. During the manufacturing process, the silver ions are embedded in the phone’s casing materials to stop the multiplication and spread of pathogens.

Even though the technology does not actively get rid of viruses or bacteria, the company claims that it can reduce them up to 80% in just 15 minutes and 99.9% in 24 hours. The manufacturer still emphasizes that users should regularly wash the S42 with water, soaps, sanitizers, or even bleach.

Cat S42 2
The manufacturer emphasizes that users should regularly wash the S42 with water, soaps, sanitizers, or even bleach.

The smartphone can be useful for people working within a social care or health setting and those who need to move between places for their job. By adding to the Cat S41 antimicrobial product protection will make it safer for users.

The smartphone is already available in stores. However, for customers who want those with the Biomaster antimicrobial tech, they will have to wait until early next year.

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