UMIDIGI A9 with Android 11, IR thermometer launched

The UMIDIGI A9 costs $99.99 and its global pre-sales will begin on January 1, 2021

| Updated on: Dec 27 2020, 22:06 IST
UMIDIGI A9 (Aliexpress)
UMIDIGI A9 (Aliexpress)

Smartphone technology has evolved by manifolds over the past couple of years. Phones with single rear cameras have been replaced by the ones with a multi-camera setup and EDGE connectivity has been replaced by phones with super-fast 5G connectivity among other things. But now, a new trend is emerging in the smartphone market that involves including IR sensors for measuring body temperature. Keeping up with this trend, Chinese smartphone maker UMIDIGI has launched a new smartphone, which it claims is the “world's first Android 11 smartphone with AI Thermometer.”

The phone, dubbed as the UMIDIGI A9 comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen HD+ display and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is powered by MediaTek's Helio G25 processor that is coupled with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. On the camera front, it has a 13-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor at the back and an 8-megapixel camera in the front. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 5,150mAh battery and it runs on Android 11.

These details might not seem out of the ordinary, but a feature that stands out among others is the infrared thermometer sensor that is placed inside the camera module at the back. This sensor can be used for measuring an individual's body temperature.

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The UMIDIGI A9 costs $99.99 and its global pre-sales will begin on January 1, 2021, via Aliexpress.

Notably, UMIDIGI A9 is not the only smartphone in the market that comes with the ability to measure body temperature. Itel, earlier this month, launched the it2192T Thermo Edition in India that comes with the body temperature monitoring facility. It costs 1,049 in India.

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First Published Date: 27 Dec, 22:06 IST
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