Catalyst Support

Trimble Catalyst can run on compatible Android phones and tablets but due to the processing requirements may not work on older model devices. We have provided some guidelines below to help you understand if your device will meet the minimum hardware specifications.

To check if your device is compatible, download the Trimble Mobile Manager app from the Google Play store. The Trimble Mobile Manager app will check your device's performance capabilities against Trimble Catalyst requirements.

Applies to: Trimble Catalyst
Last Published: 11 February 2019

Minimum hardware recommendations:

While Catalyst may function on slower/older phones and tablets, we recommend your device meets at least the following specifications:

  • Operating System: Android 5.0 or higher
  • Processor: 64-bit CPU with minimum 4x Arm® cores (6x or more Arm cores recommended)
  • Core speed: 1.5 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM or higher

Supported devices:

Trimble has tested and verified Trimble Catalyst compatibility with the following Android-powered phones and tablets:

BLU Life One X2

Caterpillar CAT S60

Google Pixel XL - requires USB-C adapter

Google Pixel - requires USB-C adapter

Google Pixel 2 - requires USB-C adapter

Google Pixel 2 XL - requires USB-C adapter

Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P10 - requires USB-C adapter

LG G5 - requires USB-C adapter

LG G6 - requires USB-C adapter

Motorola Moto G5

Motorola Moto G5S - requires USB-C adapter

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Motorola Moto G5S Plus - requires USB-C adapter

Motorola Android One Moto X4 - requires USB-C adapter


Oppo A77

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017 Exynos 7880 models)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 Snapdragon models)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (Exynos 7870 models)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (Exynos 7870 models)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (Exynos 7870 models)

Samsung Galaxy S6 (Exynos & Snapdragon models)

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung Galaxy S6 active

Samsung Galaxy S7 (Exynos & Snapdragon models)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos & Snapdragon models)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge+

Samsung Galaxy S7 active

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Exynos & Snapdragon models) - requires USB-C adapter/

Samsung Galaxy S8+ - requires USB-C adapter

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - requires USB-C adapter

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (P585)

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Unsupported devices:

The following devices are not recommended and are not-supported for use with this service*:

All Non Arm®-based Android smartphones or tablets



Meizu M5 Note

OnePlus 2

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 5

OnePlus One

OnePlus X

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A2

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2

Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A510F model - 2016)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (Exynos and Snapdragon versions)

Trimble TDC100

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7

* Compatibility testing and results are subject to change. Catalyst may operate on certain non-supported devices, but performance is known to degrade in unfavourable conditions on these devices (e.g. high temperature, heavy processor load)

Android Device USB requirements

Trimble Catalyst connects to the DA1 antenna through the USB port on your phone or tablet. In order to power the antenna from your Android device's battery, your device needs to support "USB-OTG". If your device does not support USB-OTG, you can still connect and use Trimble Catalyst by powering the DA1 with the external battery pack supplied with your antenna.

USB Type-C Adapters

Android devices with a USB Type-C connector require a USB-C adapter to operate with Trimble Catalyst. Trimble recommends the Huawei AP52 Micro USB to USB Type-C Adapter (PN AP52-W-BK).

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