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Pantone 5 107SH, the first phone to carry an inbuilt radiation detector

This phone made headlines for one reason only, a built in radiation detector.Due to the fact that this phone is extremely standard, one might be tempted to dismiss it. It is manufactured in Japan and was bound to be a big deal in the country even without the extra absurd feature. During it's release in 2012, Softbank ceo Masayoshi Son introduced it in a very normal ceremony without the extra flair that would be expected of such a revolutionary phone. Adverts that came out also didn't mention the extra feature. It was advertised as a sort of protection should another nuclear attack happen on Japanese soil. This idea was largely influenced by the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The detector is installed on the bottom left side of the display. Its other features are a 3.7 inch touchscreen, 4mp camera and it's also dust and water proof. It is offered in 8 different colors hence the name Pantone. The body is 12 mm thick and is run by a 1.3 Ghz processor. The detector works in such a way that, when the button is pressed, it launches the detector app. It takes about 10 seconds to acquire a reading, then it gives out a report on how much radiation is in the atmosphere of the place. The company however doesn't recommend it to be used in critical situations. It performs on Android 4, and has an iOs like User Interface.


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