Videocon, extending its smartphone range, has launched its new budget smartphone named – “Videocon Cube 3” at Rs. 8490 with a highlight feature of Panic Button. The smartphone will be available from online stores in a week as well as from local stores.
The Videocon Cube 3 sports a 5-inch HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with Dragon Trail glass protection. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB of in-built memory which is expandable via MicroSD card. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On the camera front, it has got a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
It is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity and it also supports 4G VoLTE (Voice Over LTE). This smartphone is eligible for Reliance Jio welcome offer that lets you get a Jio SIM with free data, voice calls, SMS and host of Jio apps till December 31st, 2016. The device is backed by 3000 mAh battery with fast charging capability.
The SOS-Be Safe app comes with several features like Alert, Walk with ME and reach on time. The power button in Cube 3 acts as an SOS button that can be customised to send alerts along with the GPS location to friends. Walk with ME sends location of a user at regular intervals to their emergency contacts. The frequency can be set by the user. There’s also Reach On Time that sends an alert if a user hasn’t reached a particular destination at the set time.
With the smartphones impacting our lives in many ways, emergency response system or panic button is certainly the need of the hour. We welcome the recent provision by the government for devices with emergency response facilities as it will provide a new direction for the industry to empower smartphone users. We are confident that the Cube 3 handset featuring SOS-Be Safe will assist smartphone users during different kind of emergency situations and enhance consumer experience.
–Akshay Dhoot, Head- Technology and Innovation, Videocon.