Can’t say we blame Softbank for realizing this gem of a cell-phone as a result of necessity and opportunity: an Android phone that detects radiation in Japan. The phone, the Sharp Pantone 5 107SH, will hit stores in July, one year and four months after the Fukishima meltdown. Softbank announced the mobile device two days after the capture of radiation filled blue-fin tuna swimming off the coast of California.
In addition to its radiation sensor, the Sharp Pantone 5 107SH has a 3.7” WVGA display along with a 1.4GHz single-core processor, a 4MP rear-facing camera along with water—and dust-proof features. It ships with Android 4.0 pre-installed and will be available in eight different colors.
Rad but scary. See how it works below.