Samsung already announced the international availability of the Galaxy S Duos and the Galaxy Pocket Duos a few weeks ago.
However, the company decided to hold a separate launch event in India as well, probably given the fact that this is one of the most important markets for dual-SIM phones.
The South Korean handset manufacturer has just announced the immediate availability of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos
and Galaxy Pocket Duos for Rs 17,900 (320 USD or 255 EUR) and Rs 6,990 (125 USD or 100 EUR), respectively.
Keep in mind that the Galaxy Pocket Duos is known in India as Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite, whereas the Galaxy S Duos retains its original name.
It is also worth mentioning that customers who purchase the Galaxy Y Duos Lite will receive 1GB of 3G or unlimited 2G mobile data for the first six months on Indian carrier Reliance.
Although both smartphones come with Smart Dual SIM support, which allows users to take calls from SIM 1 while the SIM 2 is active, there are major differences between the two phones’ hardware and software configurations.
First and foremost, the Galaxy S Duos is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform, while the Galaxy Y Duos Lite
runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
In addition, the former sports a large 4.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, whereas the latter features a much smaller 2.8-inch touch display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos also comes with a 1 GHz single-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 5-megapixel main camera and VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
The Galaxy Y Duos Lite is equipped with an 832 MHz CPU, 3GB of storage, 2-megapixel rear camera and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).