According to a tweet by Peter Skillman; Microsoft’s General Manager of Core UX for Windows Desktop, Tablet and Phone, a man in Afghanistan was saved last week after a bullet got stuck in a Nokia phone.
“A Nokia phone I worked on a few years ago saved the life of a man in Afghanistan last week. The embedded bullet…..,”Peter writes in a tweet.
According to Gadgets 360, this ain’t the first time in recent years that a Nokia phone achieved this feat. In 2014, a Nokia Lumia 520 stopped a bullet fired at a Brazilian policeman, though the handset predictably got destroyed in the process.
A Nokia phone I worked on a few years ago saved the life of a man in Afghanistan last week. The embedded bullet…. pic.twitter.com/O2zBxadkDO
— peter skillman (@peterskillman) October 5, 2016
Other smartphones, such as the Huawei P8 Lite, iPhone 5c, and HTC Evo 3D, have also acted as shields to protect their owners from bullets in the past as well.
On the other hand, smartphones today are becoming a hazard with their exploding batteries, i.e. Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 7 has been mired in controversy in the past couple of months as the South Korean company acknowledged that the batteries in certain units of the phablet are defective and prone to swelling up or even exploding.