Amidst exploding smartphones making big splashes, a new report points out how a Smartphone actually saved a life.
The phone in question is Huawei’s P8 Lite, which is a metallic mid-range smartphone that stopped a bullet from penetrating and obliterating its owner’s heart. 41-year-old Siraaj Abrahams, a father of five children who runs an IT and automotive business, was shot at and mugged right outside his door when he was returning from a birthday party. Post the attack, Siraaj instantly fell unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he saw a hole in his jacket and a destroyed Huawei P8 Lite with a 9mm bullet stuck in it.
The incident took place in South Africa last month but is only gaining media attention now. As unfortunate the incident might be, it certainly endorses sturdy build quality of Huawei handsets. Cashing in on the Mojo, the Chinese manufacturer has already offered Siraaj a new P9 Lite, and free VIP entry for all the home matches of the Ajax Cape Town football (soccer) team that Huawei sponsors. That’s not all. Marketing Director for Huawei’s Sub-Saharan Africa region actually took Siraaj Abrahams and his family out for lunch.
This isn’t the first time that we have heard of a smartphone saving human life, though. During recent Paris attacks, where terrorists were spraying bullets at hostages, a Samsung smartphone took the impact of a bullet and saved a life. Earlier in 2013, an HTC mobile phone saved the life of an American man when it blocked a bullet fired by a robber who was holding up a petrol station in Florida. Huawei P7 did so to save his owner in a tropical forest in Guatemala last year. A researcher from Milllward Brown used the Media Pad as a shield and it saved his life from a gunshot fire exchange in Garissa, Kenya while conducting a field work research. And there’re similar news about iPhones as well.