Samsung will launch dual SIM phones Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos in January next year. These low end phones will enable users to use two phone numbers together in a single handset and use data from both SIMs at the same time. The smartphones will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be a boon for people using an official and a personal phone number at the same time.
The low price phones would be affordable at the same time offering most features of a modern smartphone. The phone will be available in Russia in January and worldwide thereafter.
Both gadgets are equipped with 832MHz processor and a 3MP camera with a frontal VGA camera. This is at a time when Gingerbread smartphones from Samsung are employing 8MP cameras with autofocus and running on dual core processors of frequency more than 1GHz.
The Duos is a candy bar type of phone with a full touch 3.14 inch display while the Pro Duos has 2.6 inch screen with a complete QWERTY keyboard to give the presence of a physical keyboard likened by Blackberry enthusiasts mainly travelling professionals.
The Duos phones are design with the TouchWiz user interface and give the user access to Google Mobile applications including YouTube, Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Maps. It is also equipped with the communication service of Samsung ChatON, and Social Hub, which integrates instant messaging, social networking profiles and email accounts. The app Polaris allows the user to open and edit office files in the smartphone. Find My Mobile is a novel feature of both the phones normally found in Blackberry sets, which can be used, to trace the device wherever it is and lock the phone if needed remotely. You can also remotely wipe the phone memory in case your phone is stolen or lost.