While companies like Motorola and HTC promised to release fewer phones in 2012, Samsung is sticking with its "the more, the better" mantra. Its newest announcement is for the Galaxy S Duos, a dual-SIM handset for those who are tired of carrying around two phones.

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At first blush, the Duos looks very similar to the Galaxy S III - it's innards, however, are not even remotely comparable:

  • 4" 480x800 display
  • 1GHz processor (assume it's single-core)
  • 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • dual-SIM always on
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 with Touchwiz

The unique feature of the Duos is, of course, its dual-SIM card slots. Since both SIMs are always on, this enables the phone to actively worth with two phone numbers all the time. For example, if you're on a call using one number, the phone will still alert you when there's a call coming in on the other number.

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While pricing information isn't yet available, the Duos will be available from September in Europe, with availability in "other territories" from there.

[Samsung Tomorrow]