Recent Google smartphone models are devoid of the gimmicks that are usually seen in their lineup. These Google-style gimmicks frequently come and then go, as illustrated by the short-lived Soli radar.
In a positive turn of events, the future Pixel 8 Pro is believed to include a handy feature: an infrared thermometer hidden beneath the circular LED flash in the camera module on the rear.
As expected, the Pixel 8 Pro’s built-in thermometer can measure body temperature. The sensor, according to sources, is comparable to those found in many contactless thermometers.
To utilize the thermometer feature, you must hold the Pixel 8 Pro close to your forehead but not in direct physical touch with it. You begin by tapping the start button, and after five seconds, you gradually slide the phone closer to your temple. A vibration signal alerts you when the temperature measurement is complete.
It’s unclear how easy it will be to use the feature with the screen turned away from you. It was demonstrated earlier this week in a YouTube video, but that wasn’t the ideal solution because Google owns YouTube, and the breach was swiftly removed.
According to the sources, the temperature sensor will be available exclusively on the more expensive Google Pixel 8 Pro, which is believed to be integrated with the Google Tensor G3 chip. It will have a slightly smaller screen than the Pixel 7 Pro, as well as a primary camera equipped with a Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor.