I’ve always wanted to buy a smartphone but what keeps me from doing so is the fact that I cannot find an attractive dual-SIM smartphone. Here in the Philippines, dual-SIM phones is really advisable. That’s why when I bought my Nokia X1, I always tell myself that its a good move. I have both SMART and Sun Cellular SIMs. Smart gives me unparalleled signal availability while Sun Cellular gave me unparalleled savings.
Now, I think I have to rethink again with regards to buying a smartphone. Yesterday, Samsung unveils their first dual-SIM smartphone line. They released the Galaxy Y Duos and the Galaxy Y Pro Duos.
The Galaxy Y Duos looks almost the same as the Galaxy Y they have been selling here in the Philippines for quite a few months already. It is an Android powered phone with version 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) pre-installed. At the heart of the device beats a 832MHz processor, a speed just enough to provide you with a responsive 3.14” full touch display. The device is encased in a 11.98 mm polished metallic casing. The Galaxy Y Duos is apparently targeted to typical users in emerging markets like the Philippines.
On the other hand, Galaxy Y Pro Duos is much like the same as the Galaxy Y Duos aside from the full QWERTY keyboard with a 2.6” display and additional productivity tools. This model is targeted to business and professional users.
From the press release of Samsung, it seems that only Galaxy Y Duos will officially reach the Philippines. Pricing and availability is yet to be announced.