New Delhi: Smartphone maker Samsung said Monday it has rolled out privacy app ‘AltZLife’ developed at its India R&D centre. The app ‘AltZLife’ will be available on select handsets in India.
The app allows users of the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 smartphones to quickly switch to privacy mode from normal mode. This can be done by double clicking the power button of the ‘AltZLife’ app. The app also automatically save images and videos in private folders based on the usage pattern.
“The ‘AltZLife’ feature will be available to the existing as well as new users of Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51. It can done through a software update starting August 10, 2020,” Samsung said in a statement.
Samsung had conducted a research in the recent past. It said 79 per cent of Generation-Z (those born between mid-90s and early 2000s) users admit to having content such as images, applications and private chats on their smartphones that they do not want family or others to see.
Samsung India Senior Director (Mobile Business) Manu Sharma said the app helps eliminate the anxiety that consumers usually face while also sharing their smartphones with someone.
“An industry-first innovation, this feature has been designed keeping in mind the inherent need of consumers, especially Gen-Z, for enhanced privacy when it comes to storage and access of content on their smartphones,” Sharma said.
Samsung said next-generation mobile users want to hide the fact that they have things they do not want to share.
“The two ‘Make for India’ solutions that are part of AltZLife – Quick Switch and Content Suggestions – have been developed by a team of young engineers at Samsung R&D (research and development) institutes in Bangalore and Noida using insights from consumer research,” the statement said.