Samsung unveiled a new range of mobile phones dubbed as "Mobile Tracker Phones" exclusively for the Indian market.
With the rapidly growing mobile phone usage in the country, the concern regarding the safety and responsible usage of it is also at a rise. To deal with this, Samsung unveiled a new range of mobile phones dubbed as "Mobile Tracker Phones" exclusively for the Indian market.
With this new range, the company is targeting all segments of the society as the three mobiles SGH-C140, SGH-X520, and SGH-E250 are entry level and mid-range models.
The main highlights of the new mobiles include new security features such as mobile tracking (MT), emergency SMS, and privacy lock, thus empowering consumers with security during mobility.
Elaborating on the new security features, Ryu Hyun Chul, MD, Samsung Telecommunication India, said, "Samsung understands Indian consumer needs and through our secured phones, we have tried to address three of the lager issues of mobile security i.e. securing mobile phones and preventing any untoward usage or incidents through MT, securing the safety of near and dear ones through emergency SMS, and securing the confidential data's that are stored in that phone."
Firstly let us have a look at the other features of the new phones. To start with SGH-C140 is an entry-level bar phone in a compact and stylish design. It packs 65K color LCD, speaker phone for Handsfree communication, and 16 polyphonic ring tones. It has a screen measuring 3.8cm with a resolution of 128x128 pixels, and the phone comes with an internal memory of 700 KB.
The SGH-X520 has been tagged by the company as the chic slim phone with extra seduction of stunning colors such as Indigo Blue and Wine Red. It's features include FM radio, VGA camera, and 65 K color CSTN LCD screen measuring 4.8cm with a resolution of 128x160 pixels. It comes with an internal memory of 2.8 MB.
The third phone is SGH-E250. According to the company, it is arguably the most fashionable slide-up available at such low price point. It is embedded with VGA camera and the latest multimedia features. Further, it features a 5cm TFT screen, stereo FM radio, video recording, Bluetooth wireless support, 12 MB internal memory and MicroSD slot expandable upto 2GB.
While the most important feature in all the mobile models is the trio security features; mobile tracking, emergency SMS, and privacy lock. So coming to the working of these features, the MT detects the unauthorized usage of the handset. When a different SIM card is inserted, the MT-enabled phone automatically sends an SMS to up to two numbers pre-defined by the original user revealing the IMEI number of the phone along with the new SIM number, thus helping in retrieving the handset back.
The emergency SMS feature helps the user to send an SMS for help when in distress or some kind of emergency. The user has to push the volume key four times consecutively to activate the feature. Once activated, it automatically sends an SMS to up to 10 predefined numbers with text saying "Emergency. Help plz", and after that the phone goes into the 'emergency receiving mode' where user can only receive calls from the 10 predefined numbers. Further, when they call back, the phone automatically receives the call with one vibration.
Lastly, the privacy lock feature enables user to lock all the files and folders inside the phone, thus safe guarding the information against unauthorized access.
During the occasion, Samsung expressed its commitment to continue launching global phones with localized features. In addition, the company also promised to incorporate all the three security features in all it's new and upcoming mobile models.
All the three newly launched Samsung mobile phones SGH-C140, SGH-X520, and SGH-E250 are available at a MRP of Rs 2,579; Rs 6,149; and Rs 8,299 respectively.