In the wake of the Government’s call to make panic button mandatory for all mobile phones sold in India from January 1, Videocon has introduced the feature on its smartphone “Videocon Cube 3”. The smartphone comes with an emergency response app “SOS-Be Safe” that includes Alert, Walk With Me, and Reach On Time features. The app utilizes power button as the panic button to send alert to the numbers added in the emergency list at the time of requirement.
The app also shows the map view of the nearby police station and hospitals. Videocon’s entire product portfolio of the smartphone will henceforth feature this panic button feature and SOS-Be Safe app, mentioned a statement released from the company.
Commenting on the initiative, Akshay Dhoot, Head- Technology and Innovation, Videocon said, “With smartphones impacting our lives in many ways, emergency response system or panic button is certainly the need of the hour. We welcome the recent provision by the government for devices with emergency response facilities as it will provide a new direction for the industry to empower smartphone users. We are confident that our latest Cube3 handset featuring ‘SOS-Be Safe’ will assist smartphone users during different kind of emergency situations and enhance the consumer experience.”
The Walk With Me feature of the app will allow the user to set a fixed distance of travel and it will alert his/her family or friends if they cross this preset distance. The Reach On Time feature, on the other hand, will allow the user to set a location such as home/office and a normal travel timing to the destination. If they do not reach the selected destination within the time mentioned, an alert will be sent to their immediate contacts. The Alert feature is an alarm function, using which the users can enable/disable the power button to alarm and can customize the message they want to send when notifying their emergency contacts.
Other specifications of Videocon Cube 3 include a 5” HD IPS display, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 4G VoLTE, and a 3000mAh battery.
Speaking about the launch of the new smartphone, Vineet Mahajan, Product Business Head, Videocon Smartphone said, “Videocon Cube 3 is indigenously designed in the line up with the brand’s mission of taking forward the power of smartphone technology in the country. Cube 3 makes a perfect choice for aspiring smartphone users who are looking for a powerful 4G device with rich features and youth-oriented design.”
Videocon Cube 3 is priced at Rs. 8490.