Nokia phone reportedly saves a man’s life by stopping bullet
The proverb “Old Is Gold” is once again proven right by an old Nokia phone. The device has reportedly saved a man’s life in Afghanistan when a bullet lodged in the Nokia phone proving how robust such devices are.
A tweet shared by a former design executive at Nokia, Peter Skillman who worked on a Nokia Lumia proved that these handsets can indeed handle tough damage – and can even stop a bullet.
“A Nokia phone I worked on a few years ago saved the life of a man in Afghanistan last week. The embedded bullet,” he wrote.
This is yet to be confirmed, but Mr Skillman shared the image of the phone which shows how the bullet got stuck in the middle of the phone’s body, demolishing it completely but keeping its user out of danger.
A Nokia phone I worked on a few years ago saved the life of a man in Afghanistan last week. The embedded bullet…. pic.twitter.com/O2zBxadkDO
— peter skillman (@peterskillman) October 5, 2016
Mr Skillman said he was unable to disclose the actual victim, but having seen these unbreakable devices first hand, it seems legit. The phone shown in the pic is a Nokia 301, which was released in 2013, according to The Telegraph.
This is not the first time that a phone has reportedly stopped a bullet. Other incidents include a HTC’s Evo 3D saved a store clerk in Florida when an armed robber fired at him while leaving the premises and a Lumia 520 that stopped a bullet from hitting a Brazilian police officer in 2014.