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Brief Published: 5 Jun 2012

Sharp’s Radiation-Detecting Smartphone


The Pantone 5 107SH is the first smartphone to feature an inbuilt radiation detector. Designed by Japanese electronics company Sharp for mobile phone operator SoftBank in collaboration with global colour authority Pantone, the phone is available in a range of eight colours.

Following the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan in March 2011, Sharp worked to create radiation-detecting circuits small enough to fit inside the smartphone. The Pantone 5 107SH will also be useful in communicating data automatically, facilitating tracking and aid efforts in disaster-hit areas.

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