By Spy Uganda.
China: Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has come out with a brand new temperature measuring smart phone designed to do fever screening for COVID-19.
Huawei’s ‘Honor Play 4 Pro’ temperature taking smartphone, has an IR temperature sensor integrated into the rear camera block that can measure the surface temperature of a person and objects.
In a time when everyone is aiming at containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, fever is believed to be an early indicator of the infection, However the Play 4 Pro is an extremely 2020 smartphone that will detect that.
In a video posted on the Chinese social media site weibo, Huawei demonstrates how the feature will work. Just aim the phone at someone’s forehead, tap through the app, and the phone will give you a temperature reading.
The use of infrared non-contact thermometers is a common sight in Huawei’s home country of China, and in the United States, employers like Amazon and Walmart are screening masses of warehouse employees for fevers as part of coronavirus control.
Huawei says this new brand phone’s infrared Radiation sensor (IR) sensor can read temperatures from -20°C (-4°F) to 100°C (212°F). An IR sensor isn’t as accurate as a thermal camera, and neither device, which reads a surface temperature, is as accurate as an internally taken temperature.
An IR sensor is cheap, though, and they are already frequently integrated into a smartphone for face unlock and camera effects, so Huawei was able to quickly react to the pandemic.
Like any other phone in Huawei’s “Honor” line, the Play 4 Pro is designed to bring a flagshippy feel to a cheaper device. The phone has a 6.57-inch, 2400×1080 LCD, Huawei’s Kirin 990 SoC, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4200mAh battery and it runs Android 10.
The phone is only being sold in China for now, where the version with the IR sensor runs 2,999 yuan.However Huawei says it has a plan to sell it out in other countries and continents Africa inclusive at a cost of about 1,573,978 Ugandan Shilling (422 dollars).