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
- 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.