What does "softlock" mean?

When a device is soft locked, it is not completely disabled or "bricked." Instead, certain key features are disabled or turned off. However, users can still make emergency calls and access specific apps, such as the payment app.

It is important to note that the user cannot reset the device as the lock has been designed to be tamper-proof. Once the required payment is received, the device will be unlocked and fully functional again.