San Francisco: According to U.S. news agency AP, Samsung Mobile has introduced two new features in its new model Samsung Galaxy S5 to detect thieves. According to the company, now users can use two new features named as “Find My phone” and “Re-activation lock”.
However, initially the features that will lock the phone if there’s an unauthorized attempt to reset it will be on models sold by wireless carriers Verizon and U.S. Cellular. The phones go on sale next week. Both features will have to be activated by users of the phone; it will allow users with a lost or stolen Samsung Galaxy S5, to track the location of the unit.
“Samsung takes the issue of smartphone theft very seriously, and we are continuing to enhance our security and anti-theft solutions,” the company said in a statement. In the case of mobile phone theft, users will be able to lock the cell phone completely, but if the thieve tries to retrieve the information from the cell phone without the consent of the owner, then the Samsung Galaxy S5 will expire.
In some states of the U.S. is being considered on the legislations, so that the cell companies to be bound to make these kinds of features in their cell phones. Remember that Apple created a similar “activation lock” feature for the popular iPhone last year to enhance the security. The association created a national stolen phone database last year to remove any market for stolen smartphones. Almost one in three US robberies involves phone theft, according to the Federal Communications Commission.