Published On : Mon, Apr 7th, 2014

Samsung plays ‘anti-theft features’ tool to cool down price concerns on Galaxy S5


Samsung’s latest outing Galaxy S5 is all set to scorch the temperature on price meter in India with its official launch on April 11. The initial projections are likely to stand between Rs 51,000 to 53,000. We have already updated you about this brand new gadget from Samsung Galaxy family, but the latest to add is that the company announced two new anti-theft features in it – “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock”. The latest announcement is being seen as the company’s attempt to cool down price concerns even before its launch. However experts feel it’s going to help little to set the mood for buying.

These features will come pre-installed on Galaxy S5 versions which are sold in US by Verizon and US Cellular, however both the features can be downloaded as well.

Find My Mobile works on the same principle as Apple’s Find My iPhone. It is an online service that will track and lock a stolen phone, wipe it clean, and alert users if someone tries to insert a different SIM card.

Reactivation Lock is a feature that detects any ‘abnormal’ attempt to reset a device to factory settings. It will prompt users to login even after a successful reset, which should ensure that if someone does steal your phone, they at least won’t be able to log back in.

Users should note that both features need to be activated on the smartphones, so as to keep the device safe.