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World’s first smartphones that can read your temperature released as we battle COVID-19


The world’s first smartphones with a built-in temperature sensor to read a person’s temperature have been unveiled in response to the global COVID safety measures.

The UMIDIGI A9, A9 Pro and A7S smartphones have an infrared sensor within the camera cluster on the rear panel which can be held close to a person’s forehead to take their temperature.

The COVID-19 pandemic is still a concern around the world and an elevated temperature is an early indicator that a person may be infected with the virus.

Today it’s not uncommon to see temperature sensors at the entrances to pubs, clubs, restaurant and offices.

The Chinese brand is the first to include this feature into a smartphone.

UMIDIGI says the onboard thermometers of the A9, A9 Pro and A7S is accurate to within 0.2 degrees Celsius of a dedicated infrared thermometer.

The UMIDIGI A9 Pro has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, a glass and metal frame, a Sony 48-megapixel quad rear camera, 24-megapixel selfie camera, 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory.