Samsung Galaxy J3 for 2016 comes with a special mode for bikers


The new Galaxy J series is now complete with the Galaxy J3 (2016) in India. Slotting itself underneath the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016), the J3 (2016) is the smallest of the lot and it comes with a special feature designed for bikers.


It’s called S Bike which is a dedicated DND (Do not disturb) mode that manages your calls by priority. You can activate it with a provided NFC tag which you can stick on your bike or your helmet. Alternatively, you can activate this by switching to S Bike mode on the notification panel.


When there’s an incoming call, the caller will hear a prerecorded audio message to let them know that you’re on riding a bike. If it’s urgent, they can press “1” to continue and your phone will start to ring. For your safety, it will only let you pick up the call once you have stopped completely. Users of the S Bike will stand a chance to win special rewards from Samsung as an incentive to use it frequently.


In terms of specs, the Galaxy J3 (2016) gets a decent 5″ HD 720p screen and it is powered by an unnamed 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor with 1.5GB RAM. On-board there’s 8GB of storage which is expandable with microSD. For taking pictures, it gets a 5MP front-facing camera while the rear gets an 8MP main shooter. Powering the device is a 2,600mAh battery and it also supports 4G LTE connectivity.

The Galaxy J3 comes in 3 colours – Gold, Black and White, and it is priced at Rs 8,990 which is about RM525. If you own a bike, would you find S Bike useful? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alexander Wong