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Samsung teases smartphone for motorcycle riders

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) affordable Android smartphone
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
This handset is expected to be the new J3, but loaded with a "Bike Mode" feature that helps bikers keep their focus on the road.

India is a top market for Samsung, especially when it comes to affordable handsets and mid-range devices. Right now, the company is teasing an upcoming smartphone for the Indian market that is expected to be announced on the last day of the month. This Android handset targets a very specific category of users, namely motorcycle riders.

Samsung Galaxy J3 is headed for a few European markets and it would not be a complete surprise to see it launching in India as well. However, the Indian version will be focused on changing the way its users ride, as the teaser claims. Sammy Hub unveils that this handset will be loaded with a "Bike Mode" that helps motorcycle riders focus on their primary task by simply muting calls and notifications, as well as providing automatic replies to both messages and calls.

The Galaxy J2 launched in India last year as a low-end handset, so its successor is not expected to be much more expensive, either. Considering this, the "Bike Mode" is also expected to be only an average software/UI feature, without any advanced capabilities or dedicated hardware parts/accessories. The new smartphone for bikers is expected to be a Snapdeal exclusive handset. We will get back to it as soon as Samsung makes it official, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-29 (Update: 2016-03-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.