Changhong H2: World’s First Material Sensing Smartphone
At the Consumer Electronics Show – CES 2017, Consumer Physics, Changhong and Analog Devices inc. (ADI) jointly presented the World’s first molecular identification and sensing smartphone – the Changhong H2. The smartphone comes integrated with the Scio molecular identification technology.
The Changhong H2 scans, senses and analyses items (could be food, liquid, medication, body metrics, and much more) whilst also recording the data. It does all this by beaming an infrared light which interacts molecularly with the object in contact. The material sensor is located at the rear part of the device and required apps for analysing and recording comes pre-loaded on it.
Moving to the specifications, the smartphone has a 6-inch Full HD display, Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, Fingerprint Sensor, 16MP rear facing camera, 3000mAh high-density polymer battery and runs Android OS. It is priced starting at CNY 2,999 (USD 433) and expected to be available in China by the first half of 2017 (Q1 2017). Launch in the US and other regions are scheduled for late 2017.
Last year at the CES, Consumer Physics presensted the standalone sensor – SciO and was eventually listed on Kickstarter for backing. According to reports, some of thebackers are yet to get their items and those hwo have, were disappointed withe the performance. The sensor sold for USD 250 and had an accompanying phone app, which charged a monthly subscription fee.