Smartphones: A new dimension to Bullet Proof

More and more stories have continued to emerge from around the world of victims of violence whose lives were saved by their Huawei mobile devices. The latest is the story of a very fortunate South African man, Siraaj Abrahams who is only alive today, thanks to his Huawei P8 which caught the bullet targeted at his heart.

According to the 41-year-old Abrahams, a father of five children who runs an IT and automotive business in Cape Town, he was attacked and a bullet that could have penetrated his chest got lodged in his Huawei P8 Lite instead. After being shot, he passed out without knowing his Huawei smartphone had saved his life. Sometime later, Abrahams claimed to have seen the hole left by the bullet in his jacket and his broken Huawei smartphone and realized what had happened.
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As odd as the story sounds, it is not actually the first time a Huawei smartphone has blocked a bullet and saved a life. A P7 user living in the tropical forests of Guatemala had a similar story to tell. Another grateful Huawei phone user is a researcher from Milllward Brown who used the Media Pad as a shield to protect himself from a gunshot fire exchange in Garissa, Kenya that could have taken his life while he was conducting field work research.
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Interesting stories have been reported where smartphones have been used for everything from cracking walnuts to catching bullets. While these stories claim quite a bit of luck, world leading smartphone manufacturer Huawei continues to take steps to refine their manufacturing and quality control processes. This ensures that devices are crafted to perfection with multiple rounds of testing and developers pay meticulous attention to the device’s design and manufacturing processes.

For instance, according to Huawei, when it comes to inspection, it has a top-notch reliability test laboratory where comprehensive tests are conducted on all its handsets and at times these measures can be extreme. Some of these tests include: 
• Mechanical reliability check: A sample must withstand thousands of rounds of drum tests, 500 rounds of twist tests, a 70kg hardware stress test and 2,000 rounds of software stress tests. 
• Environmental durability: The sample undergoes a 72-hour solar radiation test, 48 hours of hot and cold shift tests, 8 hours of salt spray tests, damp heat test, vibration test and other wear-resistance tests. 
• Lifecycle reliability checks: The sample undergoes 800,000 touch screen taps, 200,000 key touches, 5,000 headphone plug endurance tests and 10,000 USB interface plug endurance tests. 

In terms of quality management systems, Huawei’s products meet the world’s most rigid standards such as those applied in the US, Europe and Japan and all products passing through the human radiation safety laboratory testing fully comply with the US FCC certification, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. “Quality is the integrity and lifeline of Huawei. It employs the ‘craftsmen’s spirit’ to measure its products and ensure zero defects.”

Thanks to its zero tolerance towards defective products and continued pursuit of innovation and quality, Huawei has earned global success and widespread acclaim. In the telecommunication equipment market, Huawei is already the world’s leading information and communication solutions provider. In the smartphone market, according to figures from market and user experience research consultancy, GFK, Huawei’s global market share has stayed in the top three, while taking the lead in most markets. More than 60% of Huawei’s revenue comes from the overseas market as its products are shipped to over 170 countries around the world.

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