After a brief glimpse last week, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Pro. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread handsets look pretty much identical to some devices Samsung had announced over the summer, except these ones have a second SIM card slot in them. Otherwise, the devices are still fairly entry-level; the all-touch Duos has a 3.14-inch 240 x 320 touchscreen, 832 MHz processor, and 3 megapixel camera, while the QWERTY keyboard-bearing Pro Duos has a smaller 2.6-inch screen.
I’m a fan of Samsung’s new naming strategy. Their Galaxy Y devices will all be the most basic, affordable handsets they offer, and knowing that means you already have a good idea of what to expect from the name alone. Climbing the ladder, are M, W, R, and finally the S-class phones we all know and love.
Russia will be picking up these two handsets first, with rollouts to Europe, Latin America, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Africa fortchcoming. Of course, the dual-SIM thing isn’t really viable here in North America, what with CDMA still being alive and well in the U.S., but I could see it working in Canada if you regularly switched between WIND and Mobilicity, depending on who had the better offer on any given month.
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