The Samsung Galaxy J3 has been launched in India and is looking to target bike riders in the country. The handset comes with an innovative NFC-enabled tag which activates the phone’s S Bike mode.
This NFC tag can be stuck anywhere, from a user’s motorcycle tank to their helmet. To start the S Bike mode, all they have to do is tap the Samsung Galaxy J3 to the tag or just press the icon on the handset’s Quick Panel. The feature works as a biker version of Do Not Disturb, pushing notifications to the background in order to travel without distractions.
Once activated, the S Bike mode in the Galaxy J3 automatically plays a pre-recorded message to callers informing them that the user is busy riding a bike and can’t answer. Consumers can even choose between 14 different languages for this recording. In case the call is urgent, callers can tap 1. This will send a notification across to the rider.
However, they won’t be able to pick it up unless they come to a total standstill thanks to a Motion Lock function. The nifty tool has been included as a safety mechanism to prevent accidents. Specs-wise, Samsung has equipped the phone with standard entry-level features such as a 5-inch 720p AMOLED screen and 1.5GHz quad-core processor.
A quick glance through the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J3:
– Display: 5-inch AMOLED, 720 x 1280 pixels
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based TouchWiz UI
– CPU: quad-core 1.5GHz
– Storage: 8GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 1.5GB
– Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2600mAh
– Weight: 138g
– Size: 142.3 x 71 x 7.9mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microUSB 2.0
The Samsung Galaxy J3 is out now via Snapdeal and is priced at Rs 8990.