Samsung has introduced a new affordable smartphone aimed at bikers in the Indian market. Meet the new Galaxy J3 2016 smartphone, a new addition to the company’s J smartphones series. The unique selling point of the Galaxy J3 is not the price nor the specs, but a new feature called “S Bike”.
The S Bike mode assisted by NFC tag, which you can stick on your bike tank or on your helmet. You can activate the S bike mode by gently tapping the Galaxy J3 on the NFC tag or by pressing the S bike icon on the phone’s Quick Panel.
Once you activate the S bike mode, a pre-recorded message informs the caller that you are currently riding a bike. If the call is urgent, the caller can choose to press 1 to get through.
When an urgent call comes through and you choose to take it, the Motion Lock feature ensures that you take the call only after you have stopped your bike safely. What’s more, by riding on S bike mode, you stand a chance to win exciting rewards from Samsung.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy J3 2016 packs a 5-inch 720p HD AMOLED display. 1.5GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented by a 128GB microSD card. Samsung has equipped with the Galaxy J3 with a 5-Megapixel front facing camera and an 8-Megapixel rear camera with LED Flash.
The Galaxy J3 is rather slim, measuring only 7.9mm. The phone boasts a 2600mAh battery and supports 4G LTE Cat 4 connectivity, and also has dual SIM slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and GPS+Glonass. The Galaxy J3 2016 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes in black, white and gold with a retail price of Rs 8,990 (~$135 – £94 – €119 – $176 AUD) exclusively on Snapdeal.com.