Electronics has launched the Samsung Galaxy J3 featuring the S bike mode, an
industry-first dedicated feature for two-wheeler riders that is designed to
enable responsible and tension free riding.
Galaxy J3 is priced at Rs 8,990 and will
be available in three colour options of gold, black and white exclusively on
activated at the beginning of a ride, any caller trying to reach the Samsung
Galaxy J3 user will be notified through an automated answering machine that the
user is riding and cannot take calls so that the ride remains uninterrupted.
All the user
needs to do is to switch on the S bike mode of Galaxy J3 before setting off on
the ride, and the smart phone will automatically inform the caller that the
user is currently riding a bike and is unable to take the call. The caller may
choose to press 1 to express urgency to talk with the biker for which the biker
will have to bring his bike to a halt in order to take the call.
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,” said
Asim Warsi. Senior Vice President, Samsung India Electronics.
How the S bike mode Works
S bike mode
was developed and built into the Galaxy J3 following extensive market research
aimed to create innovations that are really meaningful and useful to
This is how it works:
Step 1 –
Quick Activation: Galaxy J3 has in-built NFC hardware and the device ships with
an S bike mode NFC Tag. This tag can be affixed at a convenient place (eg.
helmet or a fuel tank) and the user can gently tap the device on this tag to
activate/deactivate the S bike mode. The user also has the option to use the quick
panel to activate/deactivate this feature.
Step 2 –
Urgent Call Alert System: All callers hear a pre-recorded message that informs
callers that the Galaxy J3 user is riding a two-wheeler and is unable to take
the call. The S bike mode user does not get any notification that there was an
incoming call (to avoid distraction). In case the call is urgent, the caller
may choose to press 1, which allows urgent calls to go through.
Step 3 –
Motion Lock: This feature ensures that if the S bike mode user decides to take
the urgent incoming call, he will need to bring his bike to a halt to be able
to answer the call. The phone will not allow the incoming call to get answered
owing to motion lock. This safety feature is designed to encourage responsible
The S bike
mode also sports an intuitive user interface where users can see a log of call
notifications while the mode is enabled. It also has a Smart Reply feature
where selected contacts will receive an auto-SMS with an estimate of when the
user is likely to be available for a call basis a trip destination entered by
the user. There is also a dashboard of time and distance travelled using the S
bike mode where users stand a chance to win up to Rs 1,500 per month from
Freecharge for being a responsible rider.
Galaxy J3 provides an immersive experience with a large 5 inch HD super AMOLED
screen. Whether you are browsing, watching videos or surfing the web at blazing
fast 4G speeds; vibrant colours and the larger display brings life to the
content and enhances the viewing pleasure. Excellent contrast ratio produces
superior imagery with deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more vivid colours,
while the large display facilitates better viewing of multimedia content.
Galaxy J3 comes with a camera that captures high quality, crisp and detailed
photographs with its 8 megapixel rear camera with an f2.2 aperture. It also
features a 5 mega-pixel front camera to provide great video calling and selfie
experience. The new smart phone is a great shooter that takes detailed photos
that look professional, in-focus, and well-lit.
Galaxy J3 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor and 1.5 GB RAM for
easy multi-tasking and fast speed.
Galaxy J3 users on the Vodafone network get twice the data on select data packs
for a period of 6 months in 4G circles and for 2 months in others.
Source: Samsung India
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