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Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Available in the Philippines Starting February, Priced at P8,990

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Samsung already released the pricing for the new Galaxy Y Duos handset.  This new Android handset was announced last December together with the Galaxy Y Duos Pro but it will soon be available in the Philippines.

The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is a follow-up to the popular Galaxy Y handset.  This time, however, Samsung has added dual-SIM functionality, increased the screen size and used a 3 megapixel camera.   The Samsung Galaxy Y had a 3-inch screen and a 2 megapixel camera while the new Galaxy Y Duos has a 3.14-inch screen and a 3-megapixel shooter.

Here are the complete specs of the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Specifications

  • 3.14-inch QVGA TFT LCD with 240×320 resolution
  • 832MHz processor
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread, TouchWiz
  • 3 Megapixel fixed-focus camera
  • Video Recording QVGA@24fps
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • Dual-SIM
  • ChatON, Samsung Hub, Kies
  • A-GPS, Geotagging
  • Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0
  • micro-USB storage up to 32GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity
  • FM radio
  • 109.8 x 60 x 11.98 mm, 109 g
  • Li-ion 1300 mAh battery

The biggest addition is the dual-SIM functionality, a feature that’s becoming a necessity nowadays.  The bigger 3 megapixel camera should also perform better than the 2 megapixel sensor on the original Galaxy Y.   The design has also been changed a bit, with the most noticeable change being the back cover.  While the previous model sported a silver back, the new one has a glossy back cover.

Samsung is going to sell the Galaxy Y Duos at a higher price.  The Galaxy Y retails for P5,990 while the Samsung Galaxy Duos will retail for P8,990, or a difference of P3,000.  Admittedly, the specs and features of the Galaxy Y duos are better.  Does the improved specs justify the increase in price?  This should be answered in my upcoming hands-on review.  Do watch out for that.

According to Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos will be available in stores starting second week of February.

 

14 Comments

  1. for me thats the phone i want mostly here in abrod, for my roming sim and abrod sim;;; thats perfect for me,,,,, many thanks for the samsung company,,,,,,more power

  2. This is DUAL-STANDBY, not DUAL ACTIVE, right? I don’t want to switch sims just to use other network. Major con.

  3. I was supposed to disposed my samsung galaxy y for samsung y duos b’coz i thought that’s not too expensive…wew i’ll just keep my galaxy y.

  4. 3K increase? why samsung? at that price, sony’s xperia mini is within reach!

  5. Squishy Mochi Reply

    sure na ba yang price na yan? baka tulad lang din sa htc explorer ang reviews nagsasabi 6.5k php heck, 6.5k ka dyan e 10k php nga un eh. pero im not talking about technobaby ha, other review websites.

  6. George Arquiza Reply

    P8,990 is too expensive, considering the Lenovo a60 is only P7,990 and the Alcatel 
    Blaze Glory 918N is only P5,999

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