Samsung is not yet done with new releases even as the year comes to a close. This is evident from the latest entry-level device, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 after a series of speculations, it is a slight improvement from its original Galaxy S Duos, with little or no improvement on the physical look. The new Mid-range phone, which is now official, is currently listed on Samsung’s India online store for Rs. 10,999 (about $175 USD) with no word on when the gadget will roll out to the rest of the world.
The major difference with this new smartphone in comparison to the Galaxy S Duos is on the processor, which has been upgraded to a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU (unspecified chipset), which means a better and smoother performance. The external memory space in the new model is also double that of its predecessor, which means more content and data that can be stored. The operating system is also a change that more than welcomed with the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 boasting of an even better Android 4.2 Jelly Bean from the earlier Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This means that users can now add widgets on their lock screens, as well as get access to Google Now along with a host of other tweaks and customizations. Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI skin is also significantly better, at least when it comes to everyday activities.
Other specifications include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Micro-USB 2.0 connectivity, a 1,500 mAh battery, the same as the one used in the Galaxy S Duos, but the software tweaks mean that the Galaxy S Duos 2 should give better battery life. Samsung GT-S758 weighs 118g, Video Playback Formats (MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2), Internal User Memory 4GB (Disclaimer – The operating system and default applications occupy part of the internal memory) with just 1.8 GB user accessible. Dual SIM Support, External Memory Slot MicroSD (Up to 64GB), a 4-inch WVGA screen (480 x 800), Talk Time Up to 8 h, Standby Up to 280 h.