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Google Pixel 8 Pro hands-on shows built-in thermometer

A new leak has revealed a previously unknown feature of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 Pro – an integrated infrared thermometer. Judging by the pictures, it sits directly under the circular LED flash in the camera module. The thermometer measures the user’s body temperature and apparently works in a similar way to most non-contact thermometers.

The temperature sensor of the Google Pixel 8 Pro has to be as close as possible to the forehead without touching the skin. Then you simply tap the start button and hold the phone towards your temple for five seconds. The smartphone will vibrate once the temperature measurement is complete.

The whole thing sounds relatively impractical because you cannot see the display during the measurement. The matching video on YouTube explains how it works in detail. However, since YouTube belongs to Google, the short clip was not online for long. The temperature measurement will only be on board the top model Google Pixel 8 Pro.

The two new Pixel phones are expected to be unveiled in October and are rumored to be powered by Google’s own Tensor G3 chipset. The Google Pixel 8 Pro’s 6.52-inch display is reportedly smaller than the Pixel 7 Pro’s. Samsung’s 1/1.12-inch ISOCELL GN2 sensor is said to be used for the main camera.


Achim Maier
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