Samsung’s dual SIM-toting phone that was launched in Sweden in June has been announced for the Indian market. The phone will be known as Star Duos and is the first dual-SIM phone supporting 3G and 2G dual-active standby.
The phone has a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and features a 3 page extended menu with TouchWiz 2.0 UI, 5MP camera with Power LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, DNSe audio enhancing technology, SNS support, FindMusic service to identify songs, Document viewer, FM Radio, 9 regional language support, 250MB internal memory and microSD card slot supporting up to 16GB.
Samsung is bullish on the dual-SIM phone market and rightly so as the recent IDC report for mobile shipments in India suggests that about 38.5 percent of sales in the last quarter were of dual-SIM devices.
Samsung expects that its dual SIM portfolio will contribute at least 25 percent to its mobile phone sales.
The Star Duos will go for Rs. 12,300.