Sharp’s new phone with carrier Softbank, the Pantone 5 107SH, includes a radiation detector. To activate the sensor, the user has to press a big, dedicated button on the front of the phone. This will launch an app that will supposedly detect 0.05 – 9.99μSv of radiation in about ten seconds.
The Sharp Pantone 5 is the first Android device to feature a radiation detector. According to Sharp, however, the detector is not yet compliant with Japan standards and is not recommended to be used in obviously dangerous situations.
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Aside from the detector, the unit also includes a 3.7″ 854×480 display, 4MP rear camera, 0.3-MP front camera, 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory. It is dustproof, waterproof, and equipped with Android 4.0. Thickness is at 12mm and the phone is available in eight colors.
The new phone is scheduled to be released in the market in mid-July but will most likely be sold only in Japan.