LG launches smartphone with a panic button for emergency services

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Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently launched LG’s new smartphone with a panic button that allows users to connect to emergency number ‘112’ instantly.

The government has announced that by March 2017,  every smartphone sold should have a panic button.

Pressing this panic button will make a call to single emergency number ‘112’.

“The panic button, 112, is a great initiative and we must applaud the efforts of LG Electronics who is developing technology for the betterment of the society,” said Prasad at the event held in Delhi.

South Korean electronics conglomerate LG has priced this new smartphone at Rs 13,990. Besides the panic button, the phone also has  5.3-inch HD in-cell touch display, 1.5GHz octa-core processor paired up with 2GB of RAM and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

“The emergency dialling number 112 is the need of the hour. I would like to thank LG for spearheading this noble initiative mandated by the Government of India,” added Pankaj Mahindroo, Founder and National President, Indian Cellular Association.


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