Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) has been officially announced in India. It is the latest 4G LTE enabled smartphone in the J series and also the successor of last year’s Galaxy J3. One of the innovative new feature of the device is the new S bike mode for bikers that will let them activate pre-recorded message for all callers, motion lock feature to ensure that the rider stops before answering, urgent calls filter and more by just activating the mode by tapping on the NFC tag.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) features a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD Super AMOLED display that is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830 64-bit processor along with Mali-400 GPU. It has 1.5 GB of RAM and comes with 8 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box with TouchWiz on top of it.
The Galaxy J3 comes with a 8 megapixel primary rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 138 grams. It comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio and supports Dual SIM as well. It also has an Ultra data saving (UDS) mode, which is powered by Opera Max and it compresses cellular data across all contents.
The Galaxy J3 includes 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,600 mAh battery under the hood.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is available in White, Gold and Black color variants and has been priced at Rs 8,990 in India. It will be sold exclusively on Snapdeal starting from today (March 31, 2016). Vodafone customers will also get double data offers; 6 months for 4G customers and 2 months for 3G customers on data packs of 1GB and above.
On this occasion, Mr Asim Warsi. Senior Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said:
“Samsung is constantly in the pursuit of meaningful innovations that make people’s lives better. 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. We are very happy that we have come up with something that will benefit millions of two-wheeler users and promote responsible riding.”
Mr. Dipesh Shah, Senior Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said:
“Innovation at Samsung revolves around the consumer as we aspire to bring a complete hardware and software solution. Samsung Galaxy J3 is the first affordable segment device that has been equipped with NFC hardware to activate the S bike mode with a single tap of the device on a S bike NFC tag that will be shipped with every unit. The revolutionary S bike mode has been designed in India by our engineers to not only propagate responsible riding which is a concern for both consumers and government authorities, but also ensure a tension free ride.”