People have been wishing for modular smartphones since the first Treos appeared on the street. The LG G5 finally makes them a reality. Its small bottom bezel actually slides out, taking the battery with it, and can be replaced with modules that serve as a camera grip, a Hi-Fi DAC audio player, and more. Speaking of cameras, it has two on its rear surface, one with a 78-degree lens and a 16 megapixel sensor and another with a 135-degree lens for wide-angle 8 megapixel shots, and its 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum display has an always-on feature that shows you the time and date even when the phone's asleep.
With curved glass on its sides, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge stands out like few other smartphones. It performs better than most of them, as well. Thanks to optical image stabilization and an f/1.7 lens, its rear camera makes the most of its 12 megapixels, especially in low light. It's water and dust resistant, it has a hybrid SIM tray that supports microSD cards for added storage, and the fingerprint sensor keeps your data secure while supporting mobile payments. But perhaps the most interesting new feature is the always-on 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, which lets you see the time, date, and notifications, all without needing to wake the phone up. Available in black, gold, and silver, with 32GB of internal storage.
Caterpillar is primarily known for its construction equipment. Now it's bringing its tough-as-nails knowhow to your phone. The Caterpillar S60 Smartphone is designed with workers in mind, with a rugged build and a number of features that come in handy on the job site. Foremost among those is the world's first integrated FLIR thermal camera, great for things like detecting heat loss around windows or doors, spotting moisture or missing insulation, or indentifying misfit electric appliances. It's as tough as you'd expect, with a Mil Spec 810G case that can withstand drops of 1.8 meters and is waterproof to 5 meters, a die-cast frame, and a 4.7-inch touchscreen with automatic wet finger and glove support. And while the specs won't overwhelm anyone, it's no slouch, either, making it useful even after it's time to clock out.