We’re currently living in extraordinary times, and at least one smartphone company is addressing that. You may haven’t heard of them, but UMIDIGI is a China-based smartphone brand, and they released the first smartphone with a thermometer.

The UMIDIGI A9 features a digital infrared thermometer placed on the same glass the triple cameras are sitting in. There’s even a dedicated button on the side that instantly launches the thermometer app, or have it reprogrammed for the Push-to-Talk or other most-used apps.


Other than that, everything about the A9 is pretty standard for a budget smartphone. There’s a 6.53-inch HD+ screen on the front, a MediaTek Helio G25 processor on the inside, a large 5,150mAh battery, and, thankfully, a USB Type-C port.

The AI Thermometer is joined by the 13-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. We also have the fingerprint scanner back here.


As of writing, it’s only available in China. The UMIDIG A9 retails for USD199.98 (around Php9,600) in AliExpress.


  • Android 11
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.53-inch HD+ display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 268ppi
  • 2GHz MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras
  • Digital Infrared Thermometer, Dedicated button (programmable)
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 164 x 77.14 x 9.45mm
  • Weight: 204g
  • Colors: Peacock Green, Sky Blue, Granite Grey
  • 5,150mAh non-removable battery, 10W charging

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