Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 stops a bullet, saves a man's life
Do you remember the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – a behemoth that hardly fits in a regular pocket? Well, it's okay if you don't remember this mid-range niche device, which is already getting rather long in the tooth by today's standards, at least spec-wise. However, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 decided to remind us about itself, as it reportedly saved a man's life.
A recent report claims that a Taiwanese man, which is now probably a die-hard fan of the Galaxy Mega 6.3, got into some pretty serious trouble because of a lost wallet. The rightful owner of said wallet apparently had traced its whereabouts and “found it” in the breast pocket of the proud Galaxy Mega user. This led to that and things got out of control – the wallet's rightful owner decided to cope with things the Wild West-style.
Thus, he took out his gun and fired it at the chest of the Samsung-toting man. Luckily for the latter, the bullet somehow got stopped by the plastic Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, which absorbed the projectile's force. As you can see from the photo, the phablet is equipped with a case, but nonetheless, that's a pretty impressive (and lucky) feat. As per the photo, it appears that the bullet penetrated the display and most probably got stopped by either the motherboard, the SIM tray, or the battery itself.
While being bulletproof is not in Galaxy Mega's specs list, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 joins the ranks of the certain HTC, Nokia, and BlackBerry devices, which have also made it to our news with its similar, bullet-absorbing capabilities.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
source: 9to5Google via SamMobile
2. twens (Posts: 699; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
Lol, it's so funny I don't even know what to say. Snyways, thank God that bullet didn't penetrate his body or he would have been watching netflix on his mega 6.3" in hell.
3. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3617; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
That's cool. Lots of stories alike these days.
4. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
Bigger phone, bigger protected area. If this guy using 4" phone, the bullet might miss the phone, and he might be dead.
Samsung plastic is as strong as HTC metal.
5. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
LOL at the "Wild West style". You should see the taiwanese congressman fight with a gangster style.
6. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I'm surprised the story title didn't read something like Samsung protects hoodlums ;) Since the one who got shot at wasn't the rightful owner of the device.
8. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
I'm surprised it wasn't the S5
12. DogeShibe (Posts: 948; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
When the mighty 3310 can blend,obviously this will too :D
14. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1184; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Nope, it was a modified and less powerful gun.
See Yahoo news (https://www.yahoo.com/tech/chinese-mans-enormous-samsung-phone-stops-bullet-aimed-93326121694.html)
The fallen man was carted to the hospital by friends. Medical staff and police discovered that because the shooter was using a “modified” and less powerful gun, and because the bullet first hit the victim’s shielding hand, the sturdy Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet — which is Samsung’s largest phone, featuring a 6.3-inch screen —in his chest pocket had stopped the bullet cold.
15. ACE_16 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)
Good job sammy. It might be made of plastic but it's insanely durable.
16. SilverCenturion (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)
Samsung can advertise IP XX - Bulletproof :P
17. RobotMan (Posts: 134; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Other manufacture can make hp with Kevlar and promote as hand gun bulletproof. They can sell a lot of phone as you have to carry 40 pcs to cover all your body!