Man survives shooting: his Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 phablet stopped the bullet
Still laughing at those who walk around with a gigantic phablet to their face? You won’t be after hearing what one man’s Galaxy Mega phablet did for him. According to Chinese website AppleDaily a man in Taiwan who was shot in the chest on Monday, was saved by his Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. The bullet just happened to strike the enormous device on the way to his body.
The 38 year old victim was reportedly in an altercation with another man over a dropped wallet. The wallet was picked up by the victim as he joked about using the money inside to buy beer, and this is when a fight broke out. The owner of the wallet and the victim then both went off to collect their weapons. However, the victim came back with a sickle and went to attack, the wallet owner drew his gun and fired it straight at the victim’s chest.
Luckily, as a reflex, the victim raised his arm, which the bullet penetrated. The bullet then passed smashed into his Galaxy Mega 6.3 which was stored in his shirt pocket and stopped before it could pass through the back cover of the device.
This incident may be an inspiration to Samsung to develop a bullet-proof display you can use to cover any part of your body. Perhaps a jacket with pockets on top of vital organs to slot your phones into or at least have ‘bullet proof’ as one of the tag lines in its future flagship product adverts. Although the victim is expected to make a full recovery, we can’t say the same about his epic bullet-stopping phablet.