Sharp Corp. (シャープ株式会社) has launched a phone, Pantone 5 107SH, with radiation detection technology. This technology could be the result of thinking about the Fukushima tragedy that occurred last year. Now this is another great shot by innovators of Japan proving that “Necessity is the mother of invention”.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]The radiation sensor can be activated through a big, round, physical button present on the front of the device. After pressing the button, a radiation reader app appears to detect radiation levels and the process takes 10 seconds to be done. Pantone 5 107SH can detect gamma radiation in the air in the range of 0.05 and 9.99 microsieverts per hour.
The Pantone 5 107SH is operated on Android 4.0 and has a nice 3.7” FWVGA Mobile ASV 854×480 LCD screen, a 4.9MP Camera, a 1.4GHz single Core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, WiFi BGN, DLNA and Bluetooth 3.0 along with water and dust proof features. This phone will be available in Japan by sometime in mid-July via Softbank.
Pantone 5 107SH is available in 8 different colors.