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Samsung Launches J3 with Bike mode at 8,990

Technology giant Samsung has launched the new Galaxy J3 smartphone with the S Bike mode. The smartphone, priced at Rs 8,990, will be exclusively available on e-retailer Snapdeal in India.

The S Bike mode is made for the riders who cannot take calls while riding as it automatically replies to calls with pre-recorded messages in 14 languages. Riders can also mark a few contacts as important, so that they can be notified even while riding. The Galaxy J3 comes with an NFC tag feature, which serves as a call assistant for the bikers.

The Galaxy J3 variant launched in India features dual-SIM support with a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) Super Amoled display.

The handset is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. It packs 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Galaxy J3 features the Samsung TouchWiz UI on top.The smartphone sports an eight-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash along with a five-megapixel front-facing camera.

Apart from 4G (with support for Indian 4G bands), other connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 2,600 mAh battery.

Addressing the media, Senior vice-president, Samsung India Electronics, Asim Warsi said, "The phone is offering specific features built to suit the resonance in several developing markets where Samsung operates."

"The J series accounts for about 20 per cent of the industry's smartphone sales in value terms already as per syndicated industry reports," he added but declined to comment on how significant is the contribution to the company's own sales.

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Apart from J3, Samsung has 3 4G devices (J2, J5 and J7) and 2 3G devices in its portfolio its J series.

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