Temperature sensor is the latest addition to Honor’s upcoming smartphone

The Honor Play 4 Pro smartphone.Honor
  • Honor has launched the Honor Play 4 Pro with a temperature sensor in China.
  • The device allows users to measure temperatures between -20 degrees Celsius and 100 degrees Celsius.
  • This could be a useful feature amid the ongoing pandemic and more smartphones may be equipped with it.
Chinese smartphone maker Honor has announced two new smartphones in its Play series, dubbed as the Play 4 and the Play 4 Pro. While the Play 4 is a traditional mid-range device, the Play 4 Pro is equipped with a temperature sensor.

While this is not the first device to feature a temperature sensor, there have been only a handful devices with this sensor over the past few years. Amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, a temperature sensor on a phone could be a handy feature.

It will be interesting to see if more smartphone companies adopt the temperature sensor technology for their smartphones due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

How does the temperature sensor work?

The Honor Play 4 Pro features an infrared temperature sensor that allows you to measure temperature of body or objects between -20 degrees Celsius and 100 degrees Celsius.

The temperature sensor on the Honor Play 4 Pro.Honor

As per a video shared on Weibo, the phone needs to be placed close to the person’s body or near the object for it to detect the temperature.

Honor Play 4 Pro features

  • 6.57-inch Full HD+ LCD display
  • Huawei Kirin 990 chipset coupled with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage
  • 4,200mAh battery with 40W fast charge support
  • IR temperature sensor
  • Android 10 with MagicUI 10.1
  • 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC and a USB Type-C port
Apart from this, the Honor Play 4 Pro features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The device is priced at CNY 2,899 (₹30,750 approx.) for the regular variant and CNY 2,999 (₹31,810 approx.) for the infrared temperature sensor variant.


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