New Delhi: Samsung launched a new smartphone in India, called the Galaxy J3 (2016). One of the highlights of this smartphone is a dedicated ‘S bike mode’, a feature that is aimed to help bikers concentrate on the road without getting disturbed by calls and notifications. The Galaxy J3 (2016) is priced at Rs 8,990 and will be exclusively available on Snapdeal.
It features a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with 1.5GB of RAM. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It has 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded with a microSD card.
The smartphone has a 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It features a 2,600mAh battery, which Samsung claims comes with a 22 hours of talktime and up to 14.5 days on standby mode.
In terms of connectivity options the smartphone include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support with data saving mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Samsung will also give its buyers some amazing offers and a chance to earn up FreeCharge credits worth Rs 1,500. Vodafone users will also be getting double data.
How does the S bike mode work?
The highlight of the new Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is the S bike mode. The mode aims to help bikers drive safely without any disturbance. Customers will get a NFC tag that needs to be stuck on the bike. When you sit on your bike, you will just have to tap your smartphone on the tag, which will automatically activate the S bike mode on the device.
Now in this mode, when the biker gets a call, the caller will hear a pre-recorded message saying that the person is currently riding a bike and if the call is urgent he/she should press 1. If the caller presses 1, an urgent call message with a loud ringtone will be received by the biker, who can further receive the call.
The bike mode also includes motion lock, which prevents the biker from answering the call when the bike is moving. So when he gets the urgent call he will have to first stop the bike and then answer the call. It can also monitor the bike ride and share statistics with the rider. The mode also supports gestures, which can help the biker reject a call.