In order to control or rather prevent the act of driving under the influence of alcohol, industry experts invented a device known as AlcoBlow.
This is a portable gadget that is used to test the breath of motorists and indicates whether the person has alcohol in his/her body or not. While there have been mixed levels of success with this AlcoBlow device on major highways across different countries around the world, the latest developments could end up rendering this handheld gadget less useful.
At the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2017, a new phone has been unveiled by a Chinese brand known as Xiaolajao. Other than being a normal smartphone, the newly unveiled midranger packs an impressive set of sensors that you’ll usually associate with high-end phones. According to the listing, the phone will ship with a 5.5-inch Full HD display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with a RAM of 4GB and a significant storage of 64GB.
The listing further confirms that this handset will ship with a 13MP lens on the back that is paired with an 8MP selfie shooter. The main camera will include features such as PDAF and LED flash, among others. To keep the phone alive is a huge 3420mAh battery and all these are housed in a body that measures 160.7 x 77.5 x 10.4 mm. Software-wise, this phone will be based on the latest Android Nougat, but there is still no confirmation on the exact version.
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The most interesting aspects of this Xiaolajao-branded phone are the sensors. Where you’d expect things like GPS and a fingerprint scanner on a midrange phone, there’s more on this one. You’ll be able to monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breath rate as well as body temperature, but this is not all. Apparently, the phone packs more sensors related to oxygen, UV, ECG detection, temperature humid barometric and above all, alcohol testing. Yes, this phone can be used to test if you have alcohol in your system or not, just like the usual AlcoBlow would do.
So far, the availability and pricing details of this phone are still unknown, but we should be able to find out very soon, especially now that the MWC 2017 will be concluding tomorrow.
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