Dual SIM Dual Standby, Touch and Type, Full QWERTY Android.
Really, Samsung is leaving no bases uncovered.
If you're snobbing Samsung Galaxy Y Duos because it doesn't have a physical keyboard, then maybe Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos will grab your attention.
This phone has practically similar specifications as the single SIM version except that - obviously - it has Dual SIM Dual Standby functionality and a slightly better screen with higher pixel density and a bigger battery - if a bit. Pro Duos comes replete with a full QWERTY thumb-type keyboard, a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, and even an optical trackpad. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with its 832 MHz processor and 384 MB of RAM, sports a 3 MegaPixel camera and QVGA video recorder, and supports a variety of connectivity options including Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Samsung Philippines has yet to officially announce this phone. But off hand, I think it will arrive here come Q1 2012 with price tag of roughly Php 11,500. That's just my guesstimate. And as always, it's best to wait for the official press release.
Oh, and Smart-Sun might also want to take a look at this handset as well for its Dual Plans. It's quite cute, I think.
In true TP fashion, let me wrap this up with the phone's complete specifications:
|Name||Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos|
|Type||Candybar Touch and Type with Thumb-type Full QWERTY keyboard and capacitive touchscreen|
|Dimensions||110.8 x 63.5 x 11.9 mm|
|Available Colors||Black front frame, various back cover colors|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||2.6 inches (~179 ppi pixel density) 400 x 240 pixels, 2.6 inches TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors|
|Camera||3 MegaPixels, fixed focus, no flash|
|Video Capture||QVGA at 24 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.264/H.263 player MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player|
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wifi Hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 ＋ HS|
|Network||2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|Memory||512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB, ships with 2GB card|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 250 hour, Talk time of 180 up to minutes (to be confirmed)|
|Value-Added Features||Samsung TouchWiz UI, Social Hub with Integrated Messaging(Email, IM, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync, POP3/IMAP Email & IM, Google Mobile Services including Gmail, Google Talk, Google Search, YouTube, Android Market, Google Maps with Google Places and Google Latitude, A-GPS, Document Viewer and Editor|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 11,000|