Japan has launched World’s First Robotic Smartphone named RoBoHon on May 26, 2016. The country has long been a pioneer in innovative developments in the technological arena, so the news isn’t altogether surprising. The Smartphone is actually a dancing robot and can easily fit into the pocket. The robot has started sale on Thursday (26th May) in Japan.
Sharp, the multi-billion dollar Japanese company developed the device with the help of Tomokata Takahashi, inventor of the first robot astronaut ‘Kirobo’. The developer has even opened a cafe called the RoBoHon cafe in order to test the robot. The company has informed that they wish to manufacture some 5000 robot smartphones each month and will later increase production when the demand calls. As for now, Sharp has already struck a deal with the Taiwanese giant, Foxconn who are known for assembling iPhone and iPads for Apple. The robot runs on Snapdragon 400 chip.
The device weighs 380 grams and is around 8 inches tall. The size and weigh makes it easy to carry and as for functions, it works exactly like a smartphone should work. The robot smartphone features a 2-inch screen with 320*240 pixel resolution and WiFi and LTE connectivity. The gadget is equipped with a small camera that comes handy for facial and vocal recognition. The device primarily works on voice control. RoBoHon will read messages and then send a dictated reply.
Whenever the smartphone receives a notification, Robohon walk, dance or raise his arm. Priced at $1800, the users will also have pay an additional $6 per month to avail the voice recognition feature. The device will allow users to access a number of apps, like in any other smartphone. We are hoping this robot will be a game changer for smartphone users.
Check out the video trailer of RoBoHon: