A couple of smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and OnePlus offer inbuilt SOS function for emergency situations. Through the official Meizu Flyme Weibo account, the company has confirmed it will be soon rolling out SOS emergency help feature. The said function can be used to only call emergency number, but also send location details at regular time interval.
Meizu has confirmed that it will be releasing closed beta followed by open beta versions of the SOS emergency help feature. After successfully testing, the stable version of the feature will be rolled out to all the users.
The official screenshots released by Meizu show that the feature will be available as “SOS Emergency Help” section in Settings page. Once activated that the feature will automatically dial 110, 119, 120 and other emergency numbers and it will also send a location message every 5 minutes. Meizu is yet to confirm on the devices that will be treated with the test version of the SOS help feature.
In related news, Xiaomi is beta testing SOS feature on some of its devices such as Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, Mi 5 and Redmi Note 4X. At present, these devices that are running on MIUI 10 developer ROM can try the emergency help function. By pressing the power button 5 times, Xiaomi’s emergency help function will send help information to the pre-defined emergency contact number.