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August 20, 2012

New Android Alert: Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Barman has his gadgets, now Samsung have created a gadget for TwoFace.

Samsung has revealed its latest Andrdoid smartphone, the Galaxy S Duos. It carries an unusual, but compelling new feature.

Samsung Galaxy Duo: Features two SIM card slots, making it easier to manage two phone numbers, and can receive calls on both simultaneously. The idea, according to Samsung, is to balance work and play. The rest of the specs suggest this is a entry/mid-range device.

Samsung has revealed its latest Andrdoid smartphone, and it carries an unusual, but tantalizing new feature.

The Galaxy S Duos announced today, enables users to manage two separate phone numbers from the same device. Samsung says, “Dual SIM Always on’ feature allows you to receive calls on one SIM number while taking a call from the other, ensuring that you can manage both personal and work commitments without ever missing a call.”

Duos will ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a bit of a let down considering Jelly Bean is already on the market and shipping with other devices, notably the Google variant of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Other specs are decent, but clearly position the Duos as a mid-range offering: 4.0-inch WVGA(480×800) TFT display, 1GHz processor, 1500mAh battery, 4GB RAM, 5MP camera. Dimensions: 63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5mm, 120g. Yes, TouchWiz is here.

Design-wise, the Duos bears more than a passing resemblance to the S III, Samsung’s flagship Android launched this summer across all major carriers including T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. At first blush, you might be asking, “Hey, who shrunk my S III!?” A narrow oval physical button defines the navigation controls at the bottom, and is flanked by two capacitive buttons (menu, back). Overall the style is clean, with rounded corners, and a combination of white plastics (“ceramic-like finish”), and silver edging giving the phone an understated yet modern feel.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S Duos will be available in September starting in Europe. No mention was made of a US release. Price also has yet to be announced, but given the handset’s less than leading-edge specs, expect an entry level price point.

By Jonny Polea

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Source – Samsung Tommorow


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Jonny Polea

Editor in Chief at Beginners Tech

I joined Beginners Tech as a Technical Journalist in July 2012 and have never looked back. I love tech, gadgets, games and electronics; whether they are retro, current or future concepts. My loving fiancé Sarah has said that when I receive new items for review I’m like a kid in a toy shop – unable to leave it alone for two minutes! Coming from a design background, I am passionate about the design and aesthetics of tech as well as functionality.