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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]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://drhack.net/ Dr-Hack

    There was a Time when Dual Sims, was a cheap Chinese joke ..
    but now its catching on and there seems to be no bad reason for that not to happen.
    I would definitly Buy a Smartphone with dual Sims and worthy processing power

  • BrianLipp

    the ironic thing is that whoever gets this phone is going to have to carry around a 2nd phone anyway, since those specs are the worst.

    Why does samsung think that if someone needs a phone with a weird uncommon function, that they also dont want a top of the line, up to date specs phone? At least it has ICS i guess

    • http://drhack.net/ Dr-Hack

      that's business , someone might compromise specs for the sake of dual sim in a smartphone ..
      because they selling the "dual sim" concept , Business $$$

    • Jose Marie Maquinay

      Believe me I have far worst specs dual SIM Android phone than that and it worked for me well (mainly used for calls/text/light emails). The specs above is even better than first Android, so specs wise, its already OK. The question is, how much it would cost...

    • AndrĂ©s Arrieta

      I will be carrying a 2nd phone but that will beat having to carry 3 to 4 phones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/csoulr666 Ahmad Nadeem

    I guess they havent seen the "naming article" on this Site

  • http://twitter.com/mxfox408 Jake Fox

    What about battery life

  • http://twitter.com/yellowspyder Spyder Ryder

    "...to actively worth with two phone..." (proofread, proofread, proofread). I really hope all phones will do this someday.

  • subsidized

    "the more, the better" mantra - not all people in the world buy subsidized mobiles.

  • Brian Menius

    While not the best solution, I make do with a Google Voice number and Google Voice integration on my phone. I've said for years that dual-SIM phones need to happen... glad to see this.

  • Albert Rabuyo

    I wonder why they won't upgrade the OG Galaxy S to ICS. This phone has very similar specs to the original.

  • http://twitter.com/Bateluer Robert Boluyt

    So, they can't update the Galaxy S to ICS, but they can release this, with identical specs and and ICS?

  • Mothi

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  • Packa

    Can somebody explain to me how this "dual-SIM always on" really works? Is the two SIM management realized really internally in the phone or does it work by forwarding second call to the first SIM operator? Because if this feature works the second way, anybody will have to pay awful additional money for all forwarded calls, especially when on expensive countries roaming.