Two great trends have emerged in the Indian cellphone industry. One being the rise of the smartphone, with increased CAGR of 87% and the other being the dominance of Dual sim phones with a market share of over 58% of the Indian cellphone market. For a longtime though dual sim phones have been confined to the lower end only. But today you can find such phones packed with various latest features. Smartphones have now joined the brigade with a slew of new launches.
Samsung has even recently found the potential of dual sim phones and has announced 3 new dual sim smartphones in the market. Dual sim smartphones may be the future, or be just a gimmick for now. However, if you are a dual sim feature phone user you may consider one of these amazing offers.
Samsung Galaxy Y Duos- Galaxy Y gets better
The most popular entry level phone from Samsung has just become more irresistible by going dual sim. This one is Samsung’s first full touch dual sim phone. It is packed with many features like 832 MHz Processor and 512 MB RAM. It runs on Android 2.3 Ginger bread operating system. The touchscreen is 3.14 inch QVGA and the camera is of 3.15 megapixels with Geo-tagging feature. This phone can connect to the internet using GPRS and EDGE as well as Wi-Fi. There is a powerful battery up of Li-Ion 1300 mAh that gives a talk time of 9 hours. The internal memory of the phone is 160 MB which is expandable up to 32 GB. The phone also comes with Bluetooth 3.0 and micro-USB port for connectivity which makes it totally grab-worthy. The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos price is Rs. 8,499.
LG Optimus Net Dual- Long Battery Life
This model of LG is one of the best phones in Dual sim market. The device runs on Android Gingerbread v2.3.4. It has Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset, 800 MHz ARMv6 processor and Adreno 200 GPU. This phone has a TFT capacitive touch screen of 3.2 inch that has a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and 256K colors. With a 3 megapixels camera the phone has features like Geo-tagging, autofocus and VGA video recording. This 3G phone has an expandable memory of 32 GB. It has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS for connectivity. LG Optimus comes with a 1500 mAh standard Li-ion battery that provides perhaps the highest battery backup among all dual Sim smartphones in this list. If you are a heavy user or travel a lot, this phone is a decent purchase. The phone is a great deal at just Rs 9482.
Samsung Galaxy Pro Duos- QWERTY Keypad
For many feature phone users the transition for the feature phone to the smartphone is often difficult because of the absence of a keypad. Samsung Galaxy Pro Duos is the ultimate smartphone for you. With dual-Sim functionality as well the popular specs of a standard Samsung Galaxy Y, the phone is a must grab. The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by an 832MHz processor with 384MB RAM. The phone has 2.6”capacitive touch screen as well as a QWERTY keypad to cater to navigation and typing requirements. This phone is a must grab for all those avid text messengers and is a great bargain at only Rs 8999.
Spice MI 350 N- Most Affordable
This one is an eye catcher with a handsome metal aluminum finish and rubber coating on sides. The device has dual-SIM feature and is powered by 650 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The features like 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 320×480 pixels of screen resolution make it an instant hit. The phone has a 15 MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing camera for video calls and chats. The memory is expandable up to 32 GB. For connectivity it has Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and USB port. Spice MI 350N is the most affordable smartphone in India with a price tag of only Rs. 7595.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos- Ultimate Value
Samsung Galaxy Ace is famous for being light in the price and being heavy on features. Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos adds the dual sim feature into the mix to an already superb offering. This Android 2.3 device is a brilliant piece with a 3.5 inch screen and a pixel resolution of 320 x 480. The phone is powered by 800 MHz processor with 158 MB of internal storage and 278 MB RAM. It’s got Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI onboard. This 3G and Wi-Fi enabled device has a 3.15 megapixels camera and Geotagging as one of the features. The phone has a slot for 1 CDMA and 1 GSM SIM on 2G networks a CDMA sim slot for 3G network. Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos is a great buy for Rs. 12,899.
All these phones not only provide a smart means to connect but also make sure that you are able to maintain a healthy difference between your personal and professional life. Be it anyone of the above listed, they are the multi taskers and offer fast, versatile and a bettered technology.