Night Vision Comes to Mobile

Danish company Lumignon was founded in 2009, and introduced the T1 smartphone in 2010. It followed with the T2 (2012) and T2 HD (2014). The firm is keeping up its two-year release cycle with its newest handset, and the first OLED model: the Lumignon T3.

We have seen several phones and accessories with thermal vision cameras over the last year, most recently the CAT S60 (Showstoppers Reveals Projection Tablet and Phones) from FLIR. Lumignon’s T3, however, is the first to sport a night vision camera.

Three cameras are built in to the handset: an UltraHD unit with PDAF on the rear; a front camera with 1920 x 1080 resolution and a front flash; and an additional 1920 x 1080 rear camera, which can capture scenes in ‘total darkness’. A dual IR flash system is used with this camera.

Externally, the T3 is built from molybdenum 316 stainless steel, and is dust- and water-resistant. Glass 4 protects the 4.8″ display. Despite the phone’s premium internal specifications, though, resolution is only 1280 x 720 – although the display is AMOLED. Part of the rear of the case is touch-sensitive, enabling content to be scrolled and pictures taken by touching the back of the phone.

Dual nano SIM slots are featured, as well as a ceramic fingerprint reader and section of secure storage called the Vault. Data here is encrypted with an AES 256-bit algorithm.

A 2.2GHz octa-core 64-bit processor (Helio X10) runs Android 6.0, with 3GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. A wireless charging capability is built in.

Lumignon is selling the T3 now, starting €485 ex VAT.