Samsung has launched a new variant of the, once mighty “Galaxy S duos.” The new device still belongs to the Galaxy S Duos 3, and is named Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3-VE with code name SM-G316HH. Galaxy S Duos once used to the most popular choice among the budget phone buyers in India before the cheap Chinese phone brands established their presence in the country.
The device is listed on the Samsung’s Official online store for Rs. 6,650. The budget Android phone launches from Samsung in India is increasingly becoming a quieter affair. Only the premium phones are launched under lime light, while others including Galaxy S Duos are quietly listed on the official online store and retails outlets in the country. While the price incredibly low, which is unlikely Samsung, the listing does not have any mention of 3G connectivity on the phone.
The specifications of Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3-VE are much similar to its parent phone. It comes with Android 4.4 Kitkat OS and features a 4 inch display that offers 800 x 480p resolution. It is available in Black and White color options. Overall dimensions ranges 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.8 mm, and it weighs 124g. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor along with 512 MB RAM. There is 4 GB of internal storage memory, which can be expanded up to 64 GB using a microSD card.
The connectivity features in Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3-VE includes 2G, GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and FM radio. As mentioned above the 3G appears to be absent in this device. The rear camera comes with a 5 MP sensor, while there is not front camera in this phone. The battery is of 1500 mAh capacity, which is an improvement over the 1300 mAh battery of Galaxy S duos 3. Galaxy S Duos 3 still sells in the country for Rs. 6,850.
The launch of this phone is of less significance during the current times. The specifications of this phone is not even at par with the 4G budget android phones that are available in the country, and more are in the list of ‘coming soon.’ Today we reported about the imminent launch of New Moto E 2nd generation phone which also comes with a 4G variant. The New Moto E 2nd generation comes with same price tag, and the comparison just ends there.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3-VE (SM-G316HH)
- 4 inch TFT display
- 480 x 800 (WVGA) resolution
- Dual SIM
- 1.2 GHz dual core processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 4 GB expandable storage up to 64 GB
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB
- FM Radio
- 5 MP rear camera with flash
- 2G network band support
- 1500 mAh battery
- 121.4 x 62.9 x 10.8 mm dimensions