With Galaxy S III out of the way, Samsung can focus on future Android devices. In this regard, the company has already confirmed it will launch a new Galaxy device on August 15.According to the latest hearsay, Samsung plans to announce a sequel to the highly acclaimed Galaxy Note. The new smartphone is expected to come with improved hardware and a slightly larger 5.5-inch display.
However, until the South Korean company decides to go live with the Galaxy Note 2, we have another device to talk about.
The folks over at GSMArena have just published the photo of an unannounced Samsung Galaxy S DUOS, which will probably be launched in the following weeks.
The device strongly resembles Samsung’s Android flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, but features a slightly modified Home button.
Furthermore, the phone is much smaller than the Galaxy S III and sports a 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display with support for 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The Galaxy S DUOS measures 121.5 x 63.1 x 10.5 mm and weighs only 120g (battery included).
As expected, the smartphone runs Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, though the 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon single-core processor included inside makes it a bit underpowered.
The phone’s CPU is complemented by an obsolete Adreno 200 graphics processing unit and 512MB of RAM. There’s also 4GB of storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, the Galaxy S DUOS is said to pack a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and video recording, while on the front there’s a secondary VGA camera for video calls.
As the name suggests, Samsung Galaxy S DUOS comes with dual-SIM connectivity, but also offers 3G and Bluetooth support, along with Wi-Fi and GPS. Last but not least, the smartphone is powered by a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.