JAMMU, Feb 24: LG Elect-ronics India Limited (LGEIL) announced the launch of its new ‘Dhaakad’ smartphone with safety & design features and a special ‘panic button’ as per the Government of India guidelines.
LG Electronics is the first company to adhere to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommendation to have a single number ‘112’ for all emergency calls in the mobile phones across the country, which is referred to as the Panic Button implementation.
The launch event graced by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Communications & IT, Government of India and Pankaj Mahindroo, Founder and National President, Indian Cellular Association, saw the unveiling of the phone with new features that include a best-in-class 5.3-inch HD In-cell Touch Display that delivers a superb viewing experience indoors or out. Its 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera with 120-degree wide angle selfie lens complements the phone. Other advanced features include a fingerprint scanner, OTG Support, a metallic U-frame for a sturdy but slim 7.9mm profile with 2.5D Arc Glass design and latest Android OS 7.0 with 4GVoLTE.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “We are consistently working on initiatives to create a safe and conducive environment for citizens of the country through technological excellence”.
Pankaj Mahindroo, Founder and National President, Indian Cellular Association said, “The emergency dialing 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.”
Kim Ki Wan, Managing Director – LG Electronics India who was present at the launch said, “Extending LG’s core philosophy of Life’s Good to the safety realm, we have devised a new K10 2017 Smartphone with an emergency panic button that can be pressed to generate an alarm by a vulnerable target in case of an unforeseen situation”.
Speaking about LG K10 2017 smartphone, Amit Gujral, Corporate Marketing Head- LG India, said, “We are relentless in our pursuit to ensure that all our products enable peoples’ life to become easier, efficient and help them work smarter. Keeping in view of consumers’ needs, Government of India initiatives, we are happy to bring LG K10-2017 in India built on India-Insight”.