Samsung Galaxy S III Duos with dual-mode CDMA+GSM connectivity announced in China

Samsung Galaxy S III Duos with dual-mode CDMA+GSM connectivity announced in China

It was back in November of last year when we’ve first told you that Chinese will get a dual-mode version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Well now it’s here, allowing folks who get one to use it both locally (on China Telecom’s network) and while roaming around the world (using a GSM-based network).

Aside from the dual-mode capability, the Galaxy S III Duos is identical to its single-SIM counterpart, rocking a 4.8-inch 720p HD screen, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras (8MP on the back, 2MP front-facing one), Wi-Fi, GPS, 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD memory card slot. It does, however, have a slightly (30mAh) bigger battery, which was (I guess) needed to make switching between networks a pain-free experience — so that your phone doesn’t die out too quickly.

Again, we doubt this phone will ever be released outside of the world’s most populous country as there are not that many places that would appreciate such capability… though you never know.

[Via: Unwired View]

  • http://twitter.com/OldIronsights Old Ironsights

    I for one would dearly love to have a dual mode handset – even if not a Smart Phone.

    I work in rural areas of the US where I get either GSM or CDMA but not both – and my truck has only a single handset booster cradle.

    Split-system unlocked resellers – like StraightTalk/Trackfone are missing out on a viable niche market by failing to sell Dual Mode handsets…

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