Philips is set to launch a smart phone powered by a combination of lithium-ion batteries and a smartphone-style sensor that can sense temperature and pressure.
The first of a planned range of products that will be marketed as “smartphones powered by batteries” is expected to go on sale in 2019, but it is not clear when it will be available.
The product is the result of a collaboration between Philips and tech startup, Dense, the latter of which recently partnered with Apple on a smart thermostat.
In a blog post announcing the partnership, Philips said the Dense sensor will be able to detect temperature and humidity, as well as temperature, pressure and humidity in an environment.
“The Dense sensors will be used to develop a suite of sensors for home automation, home security and home security devices,” the company said.
Philips said the company had worked closely with Dense for more than two years, and was also partnering with the company on an internal sensor research project.
As part of its research, Philips will be testing a “smart home sensor” called the Dutron.
The company said that Dutrons can detect temperature, humidity and humidity levels in different conditions, including when the temperature is below 50 degrees Celsius and the humidity is more than 90 per cent.
It said the sensor has been designed to detect the temperature in any environment in which it is present.
When the temperature falls below 50 °C, it will “see” if the sensor detects the temperature and automatically switches the thermostats to the “low” setting, the company added.
While the sensor can detect a range of temperatures, it is unlikely to be able tell users the exact temperature they are currently in when the sensor is turned on.
Instead, the sensor will have a built-in alarm that will automatically turn the therf on and off when the user steps outside the house.
Dutrons are designed to have a battery that lasts for up to a year and can be controlled with a smartphone, Philips added.
The company said the battery is designed to be rechargeable, with “the option to change the battery type anytime to keep the sensor charged.”
Philip is working with Dutronics, a company that has developed “smart sensors” that have sensors that can measure temperature, moisture and humidity.
At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the Duteron was announced, along with a pair of smart thermonuclear devices called the V1 and V2.
According to a Philips press release, the first device, which is being sold in China as the Dutan, is designed for home security, and will be powered by “sensors that can detect, measure and transmit data in a range between 5 to 10 meters.”
The other devices are planned to launch later this year.