Two New anti-theft features announced to add in its latest smartphone by Samsung Electronics in order to combat rampant theft of mobile phones.
The company will allow customers to activate ‘Find My Mobile’ and ‘Reactivation Lock’ in their smartphone for free. These two features will available in upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung says its new measures lock the phone if there’s an unauthorized attempt to reset it.
Apple created a similar “activation lock” feature for the iPhone last year.
These features will lock the smartphone in case of any unauthorized attempt.
“Samsung takes the issue of smartphone theft very seriously, and we are continuing to enhance our security and anti-theft solutions,” the company said.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 models sold by wireless carriers Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular will include “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” anti-theft options.
According to the Federal Communications Commission USA, one in every three US robberies involves smartphone theft. Therefore, the anti-theft move has been highly appreciated by US prosecutors.
“More work needs to be done to ensure that these solutions come standard on every device. Manufacturers and carriers need to put public safety before corporate profits and stop this violent epidemic, which has put millions of smartphone users at risk,” said American prosecutors.