The Kirin 990 and Dimensity 800-powered Honor Play 4 series will feature a contactless, infrared body temperature scanner, potentially aiding COVID-19 detection efforts
Honor's midrange Honor Play 4 smartphone series, set to arrive on June 3rd, will feature an innovative contactless infrared body temperature scanner. The temperature measurement function works similar to a forehead gun thermometer.
Unreported COVID-19 cases are estimated to be several times greater than official counts due to low testing rates. The Honor Play 4's contactless infrared thermometer can help individuals self-assess their body temperature, an important step in deciding whether or not to get tested.
Apart from the infrared thermometer, the Honor Play 4 features solid (standard) specs. Rumors indicate that the top-end Honor Play 4 Pro will feature the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC, along with a hefty 4200 mAh battery with 40W fast charging.
The lower-end Honor Play 4 will feature the Mediatek Dimensity 800, still no slouch by any measure. The Honor Play 4 Pro features a dual camera in the front with a 32MP primary sensor, an FHD+ IPS display, and a convenient side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
While we haven't heard much about the vanilla Honor 4 Play, we should know more before the series is formally announced on June 3rd. We don't expect too much to be cut apart from the switch to Mediatek's Dimensity 800 SoC.