|Samsung Launches Dual SIM Smartphones in India
IT News Online Staff
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has launched its first Dual SIM smartphones in India - the Galaxy Ace Duos (SCH-i589), Galaxy Y Pro Duos (GT B5512) and Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S6102). With the new range of Dual SIM smarphones, Samsung said it aims to re-define the smartphone experience of users by offering them the convenience and savings of two mobiles in one handset.
The company also strengthened its feature phone Dual SIM portfolio with the launch of the Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos (C3312) and Star 3 Duos (GT-S5222).
"We are very proud and delighted to announce the launch of these innovative hybrid mobile devices. These devices combine the effectiveness of all the smartphone features and at the same time give consumers a unique opportunity to maintain their work life balance. With the increasing demand for being connected 24x7 and yet maintaining a personal life balance, these innovative Dual SIM smartphones enable the mobile consumers to be socially networked through their phones anytime, anywhere and at the same time separate their personal life from their professional life," said Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Mobile and IT, Samsung India.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos Smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos (SCH-i589) is a sophisticated and a powerful device, which provides the user an ergonomic and a comfortable experience. It comes with Dual SIM Dual Active technology that allows consumers to be available on CDMA and GSM nos. all the time.
With an 832 MHz processor, the device offers users, fast data processing speed and the ability to use multiple applications at the same time, along with smooth Web browsing experience. Based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, Samsung Ace Duos users can download innovative and interesting apps from over 250,000+ applications to chose from.
The device has an 8.89 cm display HVGA display, EvDO Rev A capability, which enables data download at speeds of 3.1 Mbps over CDMA network. Galaxy Ace DUOS comes with a 1,650mAh battery, which allows the users to enjoy 7 hours of talktime. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is priced at Rs. 16,900/-.
Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos Smartphone
The Galaxy Y Pro Duos (GT B5512) is the first Android-based Dual SIM QWERTY bar device. With Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth 3.0 support, the device offers improved connectivity along with an enhanced productivity with touch + QWERTY key pad and an optical track pad. With the increasing demand of staying connected, the device supports Social Hub Premium that enables the user to stay connected with their companions.
With a 6.5 cm LQVGA, capacitive touch screen, 3 MP FF with VGA video telephony camera and a 1,350mAh battery, the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro is priced at Rs. 11,090/-.
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Smartphone
The Galaxy Y Duos (GT-S6102) is Samsung’s first full touch Dual SIM device. The Galaxy Y Duos offers the users the opportunity to use the device for both data and call simultaneously, enabling them to maintain a work life balance. The device comes uploaded with Social Hub and Samsung messenger, Chat ON. With optimized UX for QVGA resolution 7.85 cm (3.14") screen and 832 MHz processor, the device offers spacious viewing and speedy performance. The Galaxy Y Duos is priced at Rs. 10,490/-.
Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos
The Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos (C3312) is a powerful and yet a compact device. Its slew of features such as Virtual QWERTY, Hindi language input, native Facebook and Twitter apps, all messengers including Yahoo, MSN, GTalk, etc., make it an extremely appealing device. In addition, it comes with 3.0 Bluetooth connectivity at 24 MBps, Push Mail with Activesync and Opera Mini Browser. ChatOn (Samsung Messenger service) available on the phone provides a new way to keep in touch.
The 1.3 MP camera, MP3 player, FM radio and 3.5 mm ear jack make sure that the user gets an entertaining multimedia experience. The Samsung Champ Deluxe Duos is priced at Rs. 4,790/-.
Samsung Star 3 Duos
The sleek and curvy and full touch Samsung Star 3 Duos is a feature rich device with easy social connectivity. The device comes loaded with feature such as Push IM (Ch@tOn, mFluent), Native SNS (Facebook, Twitter), Weather Widget, Push email (EAS), POP3 email with WDS easy email setup, Dictionary and Hindi Language Input (3x4 keypad). With a 3" QVGA TFT with C-TSP, 3 MP camera and 1000mAh Battery, the device is priced at Rs. 6,290/-.
"We are looking at creating a new segment in the Smartphone market by launching our new range of Dual SIM smartphones and at the same time, we hope to further consolidate our leadership in the Smartphone market in India," said Yadav.
With the launch of these Smartphones, Samsung has a range of 16 smartphone models priced in the range between Rs. 7,360/- to Rs. 38,250/-.