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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 saves cop's life; officer to receive free Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 saves cop's life; officer to receive free Samsung Galaxy S6
A police sergeant senior major who life was saved by his Samsung Galaxy Note 2, will receive a free Samsung Galaxy S6 from Samsung Thailand to replace the damaged handset. Pol Maj Gen Sophon Thonglorm was shot on Monday, but the bullet was intercepted by the Galaxy Note 2 that the officer carried on the left side of his waist.

The bullet penetrated the phone and hit Thomglorm in the side. However, the Galaxy Note 2 slowed down the bullet's velocity so much that the resulting wound was not life threatening. The handset didn't make it, however, and succumbed to its injuries.

The story went viral and reached Samsung Thailand. The company offered the officer a new Samsung Galaxy S6, and included traveling expenses so that the officer could make the trip to Bangkok to pick up the device. The officer's friends say that we was saved by the "Luangpor Samsung." The term "Luangpor" refers to a sacred amulet.

"I accepted the offer. I’ll go to Bangkok to get it. I am very happy. I survived and Samsung attached importance to this. I am happy that Samsung will give me a new phone. I’ve shared this good news with my wife. Normally, I carry my phone at the left waist. It was my luck that the bullet happened to hit the phone. I fell down and shot back at the guy."-Pol Maj Gen Sophon Thonglorm

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source: ThaiVisa

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posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:41 10

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


My Galaxy Note 4 that's been sitting in my drawer for over a month saved my life too. Can I has free S6 Edge?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:46 1

3. finestgq1 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Wanna sell it?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:49

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If you're in Chicago and have AT&T or T-Mobile sure.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:53

6. finestgq1 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Hmm that's a bit tough, I'm in NYC. Hit me back if you selling it on eBay or swappa.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:59 1

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


eBay taxes way too much for me to even consider selling on there. Swappa maybe. If I don't sell the phone this weekend (which I most likely will), just find me in the comment section and I'll sell it to you. It's literally in brand new condition with a tempered glass screen protector since I got it.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:54

36. buccob (Posts: 2495; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


So you will stick with the 6+... what is your stance with the S6/S6 edge?

Don't you miss any of the advantages over the iPhone's shortcomings?

sincerely curious

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:06

39. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well I just installed multi-window on my 6 Plus and it works like a charm. I'm definitely liking being jailbroken but the S6 Edge...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:09

42. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I'm in Chicago too :-) Rogers Park

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 15:40

57. Planterz (Posts: 2000; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Not interested in your Note 4, but I'll take some Lou Malnati's. I grew up in Geneva.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:03 1

10. mrej201 (Posts: 225; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Do you have it unlock I will buy it

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:10

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I can get it unlocked in less than a day through the AT&T district manager. :)

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:34

34. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)


If he doesn't... I'm here in the Chi Smart!

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:41

35. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Smurf! Damn I hate spellchecker sometimes.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:11

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Find me in the comment section on Monday and we'll go from there.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:41

50. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


If I unlock my at&t HTC one m8 will I still get updates to my phone?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 16:12 1

58. DurTeeDee (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


yes you will

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 22:43 1

74. Muayyad (Posts: 236; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


T-Mobile branded device only. Other force you to use their sim for download.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 05:44

79. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Where did you hear they from?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:43 2

2. shimanto1123 (Posts: 100; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Samsung is on Nokia's path ...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:05 10

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sophon Thonglorm should also thank the person who shot him...:D
Must be a Samsung hater.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:31 7

20. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Only in your dream

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:10 4

28. TheWeasel (Posts: 401; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Please, either leave this site, or change your ways. I am sure that no one here appreciates what you are doing.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 15:05 2

54. theguy2345 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


I don't understand why you want to go after this guy. He probably didn't do anything to you. Before you get banned, stop on your own. It is much more honorable, something you don't seem to have much of.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 18:24

69. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


theguy2345, I also find Nathan_ingx comment to be offensive. Samsung still get trolled when they are doing something good.

If you are Sophon Thonglorm wouldn't you be happy to receive a new replacement phone of the current yet to be released model. People, these days let their fandom guide their every words and actions.

I know Microsoft has done it before, Apple maybe not so sure.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 20:06 1

72. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Muahahah...you find it offensive?? Did i say something bad about Sammy?
You're being too sensitive here. Loosen up Joey, why so stiff?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 20:57 1

73. theguy2345 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


You don't realize what the other guy is doing. He had a picture of supernova with male genitals on his face, as well as saying he is going to get him banned. He also says supernova sucks ****. So yeah, the other guy is much more offensive.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 00:41

75. joey_sfb (Posts: 5258; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


His avater pic has been removed. Good!

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 03:23

78. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


He might be bored sometime that he comes here to spoil the atmosphere. Just ignore him, bro.

posted on 07 Mar 2015, 06:46

80. theguy2345 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


Yeah, but he is seriously going after you. Stalking. He will get banned very soon, but in the meantime, he just needs to stop.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 18:24

70. Tajiseo (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


this is so inappropriate. what on earth is PA doing

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:02 4

27. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


If it was a Nokia it wouldnt even be injured...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:29 7

32. Be_Mine (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


If it was a Nokia phone. The bullet will bounce back and hit the shooter...! :D

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 11:51

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 19472; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Popcorn ready.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:00 8

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't encourage trolling, especially when Samsung is upgrading the man to their yet to be released latest flagship.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:11 4

45. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


If it was the iPhone, the man would have died. LOL

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:32 3

49. Ninetysix (Posts: 2317; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


If it was the S6, the man would have died. LOL

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 17:01

61. darkkjedii (Posts: 19472; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Right lol, it's got the iPhone 4's body now. Glass, aluminum, and glass back. That ain't stopping s**t.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 17:05

63. TheWeasel (Posts: 401; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


In all fairness Darkk, the S6 is a current phone, and it uses better materials than those available in the iPhone 4. In any case, smartphones have never been ideal for defense against bullets.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 17:43 1

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 19472; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true, but they're still glass front/back, and aluminum. My point was, they wouldn't stop one. Refer to TechieXP, the notorious troll who started it, before thinking.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 18:13 2

68. TheWeasel (Posts: 401; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


I agree with you wholeheartedly, as you can see from what I wrote. I was not contradicting you, but merely giving the S6 due credit despite its similarities with the iPhone 4. I own one, as a matter of fact. I have replaced both the screen and back panel of it twice myself, so I am well aquainted with the downsides of a phone of such construction, however stylish it may be. Also, I do not quite agree with TechieXP's unnecessary manner of joking, nor Ninetysix's.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 18:54 1

71. darkkjedii (Posts: 19472; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 17:01

62. TheWeasel (Posts: 401; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


I am not sure what the basis for your claim is. Not that I am defending Techie's, either. He also seems to have no basis for his claim.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:04 6

11. drassem80 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


Well, good for him to have another chance fighting bad guys, and it is really a thoughtfully advertising act from samsung

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:08

13. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


ohhh that reminds me of my iPhone 6 Plus when I received an RPG shot on my thigh (while the phone was in my pocket) Thank god the phone protected me and it is still working

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:20 12

15. TheWeasel (Posts: 401; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Was anyone actually supposed to believe that? Did you honestly expect it? Otherwise, what was the entire purpose of your post?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:28 6

17. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Wow, I can't believe it. It sounds like a Hollywood movie. Congrats to the Thai cop who was saved by a Samsung phone.

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posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:38

23. der3331 (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


don't try to be a regular person. i know ur hypocrite, sent by samsung, shill. i will go after u until u get banned. just wait and see if im joking.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:29 4

18. Tejas9 (Posts: 93; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


See haters how cheap plastic helps......lol.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:31 3

19. obsidyen (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


If he'd had a 3310, the bullet couldn't have penetrated through at all.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:33

22. Sealblaighter (Posts: 201; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


True! :D

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:32 3

21. 09halu (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Mar 2015)


please make another version of Galaxy S6 BMW
B: bigger battery
M: micro-SD extend
W: waterpersistent of waterproof whatever
that's all I want

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:24 4

31. Phonedingo (Posts: 383; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Probably gonna be found in the active variant

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 12:51

25. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1981; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


he still will survive if hit on his hips,and what ? still gets a free phone?

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 13:19

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 3730; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Very nice gesture on Sammy's part. But why didn't they offer a replacement more similar to his Note 2? No stylus, smaller screen...

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:09 1

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm pretty sure he'd pick a S6 Edge over a Note 2/3/4 unless he really needs the S-Pen.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:14 1

46. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Thank God he is ok.
Samsung doesn't have to do this, but thank them too.

If it had been a tinfoil iPhone 6/6+ he would have had a serious injury and would have died because the bullet would have went through and the phone probably would have exploded on top of it.

The S thicker house and re-enforced frame slowed the bullet just enough. With the iPhone, that thin @$$ metal the bullet would have went at the exact same speed and killed him probably.

Samsung Galaxy S = Samsung Galaxy Saved

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:48 2

51. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


This has to be one of the stupidest comments i have read in a long time.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 17:46

66. darkkjedii (Posts: 19472; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So stupid lol, it was a miracle that he survived, but that idiot wants to make the phone bullet proof. Cool that he lived though.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 17:45

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 19472; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You've posted that more than once. Stop trying to get green thumbs. We read the article too troll.

posted on 06 Mar 2015, 14:19

47. Fire5 (Posts: 275; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


My galaxy S5 saved my life, my mother shot me with a shoe and I could stop my smartphone lol

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