Honor Play 4 series will be able to measure body temperature, the company has teased hours before the phone is launched today. Evolution is considered important in the current scenario because one of the earliest symptoms of COVID-19 is a sudden increase in body temperature. Honor has said that the temperature will be measured with the phone’s infrared camera on the back panel. Similarly, the company has teased some features of one of the Honor Play 4 models in a post on Weibo.
The body temperature measurement feature will work when an infrared camera is placed on someone’s forehead on an Honor Play 4 phone. This feature also works when the camera is placed on one’s hands, however, its full functionality is not yet clear. The body temperature will then be displayed through an app. This is demonstrated by the company in a video posted on Weibo. However, more information about its functionality will be revealed during the launching event today at 3:00 China time (12:30 pm IST).
This step is important as many countries are finding ways to efficiently detect signals of COVID-19. Similarly, many technology companies are also joining the fight against the coronovirus epidemic by leveraging their technology. Recently in India, fitness wear manufacturer Goqii unveiled the Goqii Vital 3.0 Smart Band, which features a body temperature sensor to measure body temperature in real time. As mentioned, a sudden increase in body temperature is considered an early symptom of COVID-19.