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Samsung announces dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos, available in Europe from September

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Samsung has announced a new dual-SIM Android 4.0 smartphone with looks akin to the Galaxy S III.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos
Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S Duos, a new dual-SIM Android 4.0 handset featuring a 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. Aimed at customers who frequently switch SIM cards, either when crossing international borders or when managing work and personal commitments, the Duos includes what Samsung terms "always on" technology, allowing users to take calls using one account without disrupting activities on the other. According to a company press release, it will be available in Europe from September before being "rolled out across other territories."

While Samsung has not revealed information on the device's processor or RAM, the Duos reportedly comes with 4GB of internal storage upgradeable via a microSD slot. As for networking, it supports HSDPA, EDGE, and standard GPRS, and Samsung makes reference to an upcoming LTE version, the internal specs of which may differ. The device clearly takes its visual cues from the higher-specced Galaxy S III, though its body is shorter, narrower, and thicker.