By Sumit Passary | Aug 21, 2012 09:26 AM EDT
South Korean smartphone giant Samsung unveiled the latest member of the Galaxy smartphone family, named Galaxy S Duos. The new smartphone will be dual SIM-enabled allowing the user to receive calls on one SIM while taking a call from the other.
"Samsung's new Android 4.0-powered smartphone is ideal for users who balance fast-paced work and social lifestyles. The GALAXY S DUOS offers all the style and high-end performance users expect from GALAXY smartphones. It also affords the convenience of Dual SIM access, giving the smartphone added communication flexibility," per Samsung's official blog.
Along with dual the SIM operation, the Galaxy S Duos will sport a 4-inch display with 800x480 resolution. Measuring at 63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5-mm the device will weigh 120 grams. A 1GHz single-core processor powers the smartphone, which will be boosted by a 1500mAh battery. The device will have 4GB of on-board storage with an option to expand up to 32GB using a microSD card slot. A rear-facing 5-megapixel camera will be on offer to the users and the Galaxy S Duos will run on Android's Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) platform.
Identical in design to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the new smartphone is expected to debut in Europe in September and will be rolled out to other regions soon.
The Galaxy S Duos isn't market leader Samsung's first dual SIM smartphone. However, will the identical design of its flagship model, Galaxy S3, entice smartphone fans looking for a phone with dual SIM facility?
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