Samsung launches Galaxy J3 (2016) with S bike mode in India; price, specifications
Samsung launches Galaxy J3 (2016) with S bike mode in India; price, specificationsSamsung Press Kit

Samsung launched March 31 a new entry-level smartphone titled the Galaxy J3 (2016) in India.

The new Galaxy J3 (2016) sports a 5.0-inch HD super-AMOLED screen and comes packed with a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB), a 2,600mAh battery, an 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP snapper on the front.

The USP of the Galaxy J3 (2016) is the S bike mode, which comes into play when a user is riding a two-wheeler, claims Samsung. If someone calls the Galaxy J3 owner, they will get an automatic reply saying the device user is on the road, and may be reachable later. If the caller wishes to convey some emergency news, they will be asked to press "1" to override the S bike mode, said the smartphone-maker.

Another thing about S bike mode is its safety feature, which tracks the motion of the Galaxy J3 (2016) and will lock the smartphone so the owner will be able to take a call only after the vehicle stops, Samsung 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," Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said in a statement.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) price and release details:

The company has confirmed that the new Galaxy J3(2016) will be made available exclusively on Snapdeal for Rs. 8,990 March 31 onwards. It comes in gold, white and black colour options.


The Galaxy J3 (2016) will be up against the popular Moto G (3rd Gen), LeEco 1s and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, among others.

Key features of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016):

Model Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
Display 5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) super AMOLED screen
  • Pixel density: 294 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android software
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core CPU
Storage 8GB, expandable up to 128GB
  • Main: 8MP camera with LED flash, autofocus, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5MP camera
Battery 2,600mAh;
  • Standby time: close to 330 hours
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz), NFC, USB v2.0, GPS/GLONASS, S bike mode, Ultra Data Saving mode
Dimensions 142.3 x 71.0 x 7.9 mm
Weight 138 g
Colour gold, white and black
Price Rs 8,990