Huawei's Newest Phone is Pandemic-Ready With the Ability to Take Your Temperature

By Shabana Arif on at

Should you get within two metres of someone with your Huawei Honor Play 4 Pro and they start clearing their throat, slap your phone on their forehead to find out if it's just a tickle or something more serious.

The smartphone's capabilities are shown off in a Weibo video, accurately documenting the temperature of people's faces, kittens, and ice creams. The infrared sensor can read temperatures from -20°C (-4°F) to 100°C (212°F), meaning you're not restricted to sticking it onto members of your household. TNW points out that the IR camera isn't listed as a feature of the handset, leaving it open to speculation that it was rejigged last minute for the current climate.

Currently, the Honor Play 4 Pro is only available in China, and isn't too pricey, coming in at 2,999 yuan which is around £334, and it has the specs to match the price tag with a Kirin 990 chipset, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a 4,200mAh battery. As you'd expect with the US trade ban, it doesn't have access to Google services and Play apps. But the company seems to have executed a quick turnaround on potentially re-purposing the sensor to befit the market. [TNW]