Samsung today announced the launch of its Galaxy J3 in India with a price tag of Rs. 8,990. The new smartphone comes preloaded with S Bike mode to deliver an advanced experience to bikers in the country.
Originally announced in China back in November last year, the Samsung Galaxy J3 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) resolution. This is the company’s first smartphone that specifically designed for two-wheeler riders.
Samsung has provided its proprietary S Bike mode on the Galaxy J3 that activates an automated answering machine. This new technology makes your riding uninterrupted by automatically informing callers that you are riding a bike and are unable to attend the call.
Under the hood, the smartphone has a 1.5GHz quad-core processor along with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot for expanding the built-in storage by up to 128GB.
The smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera sensor. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and a microUSB port. Besides, there is 4G LTE support and a 2,600mAh battery along with Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode.
Samsung Galaxy J3 specifications:
- 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display
- Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with TouchWiz UX
- 1.5GHz quad-core processor
- 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB expandable storage
- 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, MicroUSB port
- Dual-SIM with 4G LTE support
- 2,600mAh battery
“Samsung is constantly in the pursuit of meaningful innovations that make people’s lives better,” says Asim Warsi, SVP, Samsung India Electronics, in a statement. “S bike mode is a result of that vision. While studying the consumers’ phone usage behaviour, we realised that incoming calls are a major distraction to bikers.”
The Samsung Galaxy J3 with gold, black and white color options will be available through Snapdeal starting March 31. It will come bundled with Vodafone 4G data pack for six months.
Apart from the Galaxy J3, Samsung has confirmed that the new S Bike and UDS mode will be available to all the other Galaxy J series smartphones later this year. Both the features are touted to be “Made in India” by Samsung’s Indian R&D Institute.