If you’re having something good, double it! That’s probably what Samsung is thinking as they have announced dual-sim versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro. The models will carry the “DUOS” branding which Samsung’s dual sim range of devices.
For the Duos version of Galaxy S II, it is destined for China and it will support both GSM/CDMA2000 bands. On the hardware, it will feature a 4.52″ Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8MP camera, 16GB of storage and a massive 1,800mAh battery.
For the Galaxy Y and Y Pro version, it will be catering for emerging markets. It has pretty much the same specs as the single SIM version but the screen is slightly bigger at 3.15″. The Y Pro in the other hand is the QWERTY keyboard version which has yet to make an appearance in Malaysia. There’s no mention whether these duos model will make an appearance in Malaysia.
For those that carry 2 phones, would you consider having a smart phone with dual-sim capabilities? If dual-sim phones are not enough, take a look at the Quad-SIM phone instead.
Along with the new naming convention, Samsung has announced four new Galaxy phones — one “W” (high-tier), one “M” (mid-tier) and two “Y” phones (entry-level) — that’s slated to make an appearance at next week’s IFA 2011 in Berlin.
First up, we have the Android 2.3 running Samsung Galaxy W packs a 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7-inch WVGA screen along with a 1500mAh battery. There’s also a 5MP camera in there somewhere.
Next, we have the Samsung Galaxy M Pro which also runs Android 2.3 and features a 1GHz processor with a 2.7-inch HVGA screen and a 5MP camera rear camera. There’s also a VGA front-facing VGA camera and a 1350mAh battery.
In the entry-level segment, we have the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Galaxy Y Pro. Both the Y and Y Pro are essentially the same device with Android, 2.3, a 800MHz processor and a 2MP main camera and a 1200mAh battery. The only difference is the Y Pro has a physical QWERTY keyboard and possibly a smaller screen than the 3-inch Galaxy Y.
And that’s about it but it’s by no means the end of it. Samsung has dropped hints that it will be introducing something big at this year’s IFA — the world’s largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances — happening in Berlin next week. It’s possible that Samsung will be launching a new flagship device but that’s not confirmed.
Pictures of the Galaxy Y and Y Pro after the jump.