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Cellphones with infrared imaging

1. How come there no smartphones with Infrared Imaging (not infrared blaster) built into them, or at least ones that are not excessively overpriced? Buying a separate IR imaging device can be just as costly as high end smartphones. Not a good choice.
2. While trying to find a decent phone I've noticed that they come with a mundane set of sensors in them. You would think somebody would have come up with a more interesting set of additional sensors by now for doing different things. What has been your experience?

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What is your price point?

Let me share I picked up the Seek unit from https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SSZ5KQI/ which came to $195USD to my door.

As to why this is really simple. To get the price down it has to be mass produced and for most phones they are in a price war where every dollar counts so no major maker will put these features in just for the few that want it.

In my case I really wish I could have had this Seek unit 10 years ago as I was finding heat leaks with a laser spot thermometer. This would have made the work so much easier. Even without the IR camera I still did a good job as our highest winter gas (heat) bill was 300USD. The neighbors that didn't do such work were reporting 800+USD for that same month.

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The demand for such a device....

just isn't there to justify to install them into a main stream cell phone IMHO. Those who need such a product can buy it aftermarket to attach to their phone or have an external hand held device. It just isn't worth the extra expense of the product for the manufacturer to include the device and to keep the consumer cost to a lower price point.

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