Radiation Detecting Cell Phones To Hit Stores In Japan
After last year's nuclear meltdown in Japan, Sharp's next mobile innovation equips their next line of cell phones with radiation detection technology. See how the tech giant is putting health before any app.
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.