A new Samsung Champ variant was recently released in India and in some emerging markets in Europe.
Check out Samsung Champ DUOS E2652W --
Samsung Champ DUOS looks almost exactly like its predecessor, the ultra-famous Samsung Champ -- albeit lacking the latter's tapered edges.
Don't make the mistake, though, of thinking that it hardly offers anything new. Samsung Champ DUOS actually comes with two features that most users would surely love to have on an entry-level handset -- Wifi connectivity and Dual SIM, Dual Standby support.
We've yet to hear word from Samsung Philippines on this phone's availability here. Off hand though, considering the success of Samsung Champ in our country, I think it's highly unlikely for this handset not to be released here.
Samsung Champ DUOS E2652W is now available in India with a suggested retail price of Rs 5,000 or roughly PhP 4,800. I'm expecting the phone to don a similar price tag when it arrives in the Philippines.
Stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, check out Samsung Champ Duos' complete specs --
|Name||Samsung Champ Wifi Dual SIM aka Samsung Champ DUOS E22652W|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||Entry Level|
|Dimensions||99.9 x 54.9 x 13 mm|
|Available Colors||Black, White|
|Display||2.6-inch, 240 x 320 pixels, TFT, resistive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Camera||1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels|
|Video Capture||QCIF @ 15fps|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/WMA/eAAC+ player |
- MP4/H.263 player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP|
|Network||2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1, GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 2|
|Memory||50 MB storage, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 16GB|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1000 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 470 hours, Talk time of up to 14 hours 20 minutes on 3G|
|Announcement||February 2011 (worldwide)|
|Availability||Not yet available in the Philippines|
|Price||5000 Rs in India|