Smartphone market in India is expanding by the day. Samsung’s dual SIM Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite are the two new kids on the block, which are serving to add a little more vibrancy to the already vibrant market. With Galaxy Y Duos Lite, placed in the entry level, Samsung has grand plans of democratizing the Smartphone market in India. Smart Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) capability is what’s common with both these models, which allow users to put both the SIMs into use simultaneously! ‘Dual SIM Always On’ feature precisely means that users could receive calls on the second SIM, even while the first SIM is being used, either for a call or for surfing. This is definitely a feature that adds a lot of flexibility to communication.
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and is powered by 832MHz processor. It has a 2.8” LCD capacitive touchscreen with 240×320 pixel resolution. 4GB built-in storage, expanded storage capacity with a 32GB microSD card slot, 2MP camera and 1200 Li-ion mAh battery are some of the other specifications of this phone. Outside of India, Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite is popular as Samsung Pocket Duos. Samsung is offering a ‘smart deal’ on this model, in collaboration with Reliance Communications. It entitles users to free unlimited 2G data or 1GB 3G data for a period of six months from the date of purchase. Priced at approx Rs.7000/-, Samsung is promoting it with a catch-phrase, “Mera pehla Smartphone”!
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S Duos runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and is powered by 1GHz Cortex A5 processor. The operating system makes for easier browsing and navigation, owing to upgraded menu systems. It comes with a 4” WVGA TFT display, having 480×800 pixel resolutions. 4GB built-in storage, expandable storage capacity with a 32GB microSD card slot, 5MP primary camera with LED flash, VGA front camera and 1500 mAh Li-ion battery are the other specifications that the phone sports. The model has Samsung’s ChatOn Communication Services, preloaded on it. Users can enjoy a range of Google Services like Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk and Google Navigation etc. on the device. There are a host of additional features like Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, A-GPS and Samsung Touchwiz, loaded on the device. Galaxy S Duos is priced approx Rs.18000/- in India.
While Galaxy Y Duos Lite has FM radio, Galaxy S Duo has FM radio with RDS (Radio Data System).
Both the phones provide connectivity through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0.
Samsung Mobile is emerging as a leader in Smartphone market in India and has flooded the market with around 13 models of the same. Out of them, 5 models belong to the Dual-SIM smartphone category. Looking at how things are moving, there’s no doubt that Samsung is literally on its way to popularise the use of Smartphones in India.