A wide variety of smartphones have the ability to control your television – or almost any other TV you can see. Since the dawn of the mobile smart device, we’ve been looking for ways to turn it into things we had in the past. A flashlight, a boombox, a phone, and a remote control that’d allow channels to be changed, volume to be adjusted, and power to be turned on or off.
The first list here shows the most modern smartphones with IR blasters inside. An IR blaster is what allows your smartphone to send a control signal to most televisions. While the height of interest in the IR blaster feature seems to have passed over smartphones here by 2018, a wide variety of mobile phones still carry that power.
Intro to 2018
Just two smartphones introduced in 2018 have had the IR blaster equipped (so far). Those are the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and the Huawei P20 Pro. Unlike SOME companies, Huawei seems to think that “pro” means “all the features you might want, and then some.” Have a peek at the Huawei P20 Pro and bask in its feature-full glory.
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