Samsung has officially launched the recently announced dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos smartphone in India today. Priced at INR 17,900, it will be available in all major retailers across the country.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos features 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz processor, Ice Cream Sandwich, 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The smartphone also comes with 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera and FM Radio.
According to Samsung, Galaxy S Duos also comes with ‘Smart Dual SIM’ feature that allows users to never miss a call even if they are already talking on one SIM or surfing the web using the other.
Company has also made the Galaxy Y Duos Lite smartphone official; we had already reported about it’s pre-booking status. The smartphone has been priced at INR 6,990.
Samsung India has also partnered with Reliance, which is offering a ‘Smart Deal’ of 1 GB 3G data or Unlimited 2G data free per month for six months for all Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite buyers.
Read on for the full press release:
Samsung Strengthens its Dual SIM Smartphone Portfolio
Launches GALAXY S Duos and GALAXY Y Duos Lite
New Delhi, September 5, 2012 – India’s No.1 smartphone device provider, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced the expansion of its Dual SIM smartphone portfolio with the launch of the GALAXY S -Duos (GT-S7562) and GALAXY Y -Duos Lite (GT-S5302). These stylish and powerful devices are designed to deliver Smart life to its users with the unique -‘Smart Dual SIM’ feature that allows users to never miss a call even if they are already talking on one SIM or surfing the web using the other.
“At Samsung, we are seeking to fuel the growth of the Dual SIM market in India by launching our innovative, DUAL SIM Smartphones .With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite , we are seeking to democratize the Smartphone market in India . ” states Mr. Asim Warsi, VP, Samsung Mobile. The Dual-SIM segment today contributes more than 50% of the total Mobile Volume sales in the country.
Samsung GALAXY S Duos with Smart Dual SIM and 4” vivid display
Powered with a 1GHz CPU processor speed and based on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the stylish GALAXY S Duos offers an effortless and powerful experience to its users along with the Smart Dual SIM access.
Designed to deliver an exciting entertainment experience to the users, the device has a large 4.0” (10.16cm) 480×800 (WVGA) TFT displays that produces brilliant colors and vivid imagery, making it a pleasure to browse photos or surf the web. The GALAXY S Duos comes with a powerful 1500 mAh battery and a 5MP AF + VGA Front / LED Flash camera.
The GALAXY S Duos is pre loaded with ChatOn messenger and a host of applications like ‘My Music’ , ‘My Movies’ and ‘Handy’. ChatOn, Samsung’s unique cross-platform communication service, enables the users to socialize with friends via a phone number-based service that allows them to do more than just instant message. ChatOn allows users to freely share multimedia content, do group chatting with friends and create personalized animated messages. While My Movies gives users access to hundreds of Indian movies, trailers and film songs, My Music allows them to download and listen to English and Bollywood numbers from a song collection that totals more than 150,000. Another very interesting and useful App is the Handy that allows users to search, book and pay for flights, movie tickets, and track your stocks real time.
Users of Samsung Galaxy S Duos can also download ‘My Education’ from the Samsung Mobile Application Store. ‘My Education’ is a new app that has been developed to help school students to take advantage of the innovative and interactive digital environment that they are constantly experiencing. The app offers more than 10000 FREE videos that have been curated by teachers and is the largest collection of educational videos mapped to the Indian curriculum. These videos are relevant for all students from Class I to XII. The app also offers more than 800 education text books, which would be the largest collection of educational e-books in India. Students can also access assessment papers and can take assessments on real time basis, which helps them in monitoring their own progress. And beyond e-books and tests, students can access education related news and discover schools and education institutions via GPS. These and many other apps are available on ‘Samsung Apps’ for Samsung Smartphone consumers.
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos is priced at Rs 17,900/-.
Connect socially with the affordable Samsung GALAXY Y Duos Lite
Positioned as ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’, Samsung GALAXY Y Duos Lite is a slim and compact device, designed specially to provide a powerful smartphone experience to its users. With a 832 MHz processor and based on the Android Ginger Bread OS and Wi-Fi b/g/n, the device offers fast data processing, advance multi-tasking and fast downloading of multimedia files. The device supports all the latest Google Mobile SVCs & Applications with Gingerbread OS.
The 3GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB) provides ample space to store music, movies, photos and apps. The TouchWiz interface of the device provides a smart and intuitive touch screen that provides smooth menu navigation through easy-to-access widgets.
In partnership with Reliance, Samsung is offering a ‘Smart Deal’ of 1 GB 3G data or Unlimited 2G data free per month for six months for all Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite buyers.
Samsung GALAXY Y Duos Lite is priced at Rs. 6990/-.With the launch of these two new Smartphones, Samsung now offers a wide range of 5 Dual -SIM Smartphones and a total of 13 Smartphone models priced in the range between Rs.6990/- to Rs 42,500/- “We are looking at Smart phones contributing more than 25% to our total mobile volumes this year.” states Mr Warsi.