Samsung Galaxy J3 biker-focused budget phone out now

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.

Samsung Galaxy J3

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.

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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.