SoftBank to launch radiation scanning smartphone in Japan

May 29, 2012
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It has only been a bit over a year since the tragic tsunami hit parts of Japan killing thousands and leading to one of the worst nuclear disasters in history with radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear reactor in the wake of the tsunami. The radiation leaks from the power plant have left many in Japan very concerned about radiation. Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank has announced that part of the summer lineup will be a new smartphone with a radiation detector.

The smartphone is called the Pantone 5 SoftBank 107SH. The phone runs the Android 4.0 operating system and can be used as a mobile hotspot supporting up to 110 MB per second speed. The phone can track radiation levels between 0.05 and 9.99 μSv/h and the radiation detector function has its own dedicated key. The device also has a 4.9-megapixel camera, water resistance, Wi-Fi, and integrated GPS.

SoftBank will also be launching a 106SH Android smart phone with 4.7-inch screen, 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 720p resolution, and a 12.1-megapixel camera. The phone also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 1-Seg digital TV tuner. The company also has a 102HW Ultra 4G hotspot capable of 110 MB per second. Anticipated launch dates include early July for the 106SH and the Pantone 5 107SH will land in mid-July.

[via SlashGear]


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