Samsung has launched the Galaxy J3 2016 in India. The phone is now available for ₹8,999, and comes with a new feature aimed at motorcyclists called S Bike Mode.
The Galaxy J3 2016 comes with an NFC tag that motorcyclists can place on the fuel tank of their bikes. Before riding, they can just tap the tag with their phone to activate S Bike Mode, which then disables all notifications. All incoming calls are played a recorded message — available in 14 Indian languages — that the user cannot take a call.
Callers do have the option of pressing 1 using the automated system to get through to the user if it's an urgent call. However, S Bike Mode will not let a motorcyclist answer the call until they've come to a standstill, which is enforced through the Motion Lock feature.
The budget Galaxy J line is turning out to be a crucial one for Samsung as the vendor tries to solidify its position in the country. Following the launch of the first-gen Galaxy J series last year, the Galaxy J5 and J7 went on to become Samsung's best-selling devices in the Indian market.
For a budget handset, the Galaxy J3 offers decent hardware, including a 5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 8MP camera at the back, 5MP front shooter, LTE Category 4 connectivity, and a 2600mAh battery. On the software front, you're looking at Android 5.1.
Any of you interested in the Galaxy J3 2016?