Unveiled two months ago, Samsung Galaxy Y DUOS and Galaxy Y Pro DUOS are slowly going on sale in Europe. The smartphones have just been launched in Russia and Greece, but the price tags are very different.
While the Galaxy Y Pro DUOS can be purchased for only 140 EUR (180 USD) in Greece, the same device is worth no less than 250 EUR (330 USD) outright in Russia. Samsung Galaxy Y DUOS is also available in Russia for only 200 EUR (262 USD) off-contract.
Both Android-based smartphones are dual-SIM, but are aimed at different targets. While the Galaxy Y Pro DUOS comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy Y DUOS sports a large 3.14-inch touchscreen display.
Another difference between the two smartphones is the battery. The Galaxy Y Pro DUOS embeds a slightly better 1350 mAh Li-Ion battery, whereas the Galaxy Y DUOS features a 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy Y Pro DUOS packs a VGA front-facing camera for self-portraits and video calls, while the Galaxy Y DUOS lacks a secondary camera.
Samsung also confirmed that the Galaxy Y DUOS featured dual standby capabilities, allowing users to keep both SIM cards active at the same time. For the time being, it’s unclear whether the same feature is available for the Galaxy Y Pro DUOS as well.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread aside, both smartphones run Samsung TouchWiz user interface and pack 512MB of ROM, 384MB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 2GB memory card included).
Samsung Galaxy Y Pro DUOS has a small 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen that supports 400 x 240 pixels resolution, while the Galaxy Y DUOS features a larger 3.14-inch capacitive touchscreen display (240 x 320 pixels resolution).
The smartphones will probably be released in other European countries this month, but there’s no telling which ones will get these dual-SIM smartphones next, so stay tuned for more updates on the subject.