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Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos launches with Exynos 5 Octa chip

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos launches with Exynos 5 Octa chip
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Duos is the dual-SIM version of Samsung’s 2013 flagship and it has now gone on sale in Asia under the Samsung I9502 model name. Overall, the single biggest difference from the standard S4 model is the inclusion of two SIM cards slots, it is otherwise almost completely identical to the international Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy S4 Duos features the same gorgeous 5-inch 1080p full HD Super AMOLED screen and runs on an Exynos 5 Octa chip with each of the cores clocked at 1.6GHz.

Otherwise, here is a quick rundown of the technical specs of the S4 Duos:

  • 5” 1080 x 1920 Super AMOLED screen
  • Exynos 5 Octa @ 1.6GHz
  • PowerVR SGX 544MP3 graphics with 2GB of RAM
  • 13-megapixel camera recording 1080p videos at 30fps 
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s new TouchWiz UX 2.0 
  • Samsung’s Smart Features: Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, Air Gestures, S Voice, S Health and S Translator.

Samsung has also launched another Galaxy S4 model for China, the I9506, running on the Snapdragon 600 processor and with TD-SCDMA 3G connectivity.

source: Samsung

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posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:49 8

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I don't like dual-SIM version smartphones! I don't know why! lol

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:03 8

5. Planterz (Posts: 589; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I just don't understand why dual SIM phones seem to be marketed primarily in the Asian markets. I'm not complaining - I haven no use for a dual SIM phone - I just don't get why this option seems so important in Asian markets.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:04 7

6. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Not in the asian markets... Just in China...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:31 5

12. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1095; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


not just china but asian countries.. coz carriers in asia is different from american carriers.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 10:55

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


From what i know, people who use phones with dual sim are people who are mostly economic in their approach. I don't know how making a dual sim version of an expensive phone will make a difference, not just the Galaxy S4, but any other flagship (if they come up with any).
And as i see, there are too many variants of S4 already! The S4 Mini, S4 Exynos, S4 Snapdragon 600, the dual-SIM S4 with Exynos. Won't be surprised if a dual-SIM version of S4 with Snapdragon 600 gets launched. Not a bad thing, but it's confusing.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 07:33

29. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 54; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Dont forget the galaxy s4 rugged.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:16 3

9. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, I don't get it either!
Maybe dual-SIM phones are made for businessmen?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:37 5

13. Xednyl04 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


hi! Asian markets are totally different with the ones in UK and US... Take for an instance here in the Philippines, most phones are bought unlocked and the sim is the only one under contract or on postpaid. Unlike US/UK, postpaids are infamous in most Asian markets thus prepaid sims are ubiquitous. We can change sims every time we wanted to if the other network is offering something great.As the network carriers are competing to lure more customers, the end users are keeping each others' great offers by keeping to sims, thus it gave birth to dual sim phones which was presented 6 years ago. Even TV antenna is deeply integrated with phones. so, to sum it all, yeah...its business and its personal...
its like enjoying the goods of T-Mobile and still connected with the people under Sprint or etc...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:51

16. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I agree with you.
I live in Malaysia, and of course it is an Asian country too. And one thing I don't like about prepaid is that it will be expired quickly and you need to add money to extend it

I'm using prepaid right now and I will switch to postpaid soon, I'm tired of prepaids!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 11:01

19. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Filipino here, well we love texting :)
And it is really diffcult to make ur friends and relatives grow in one cellular network so we want to handle more sims just to lessen d cost of every call and txt and grab prepaid promos/offers.unlimited txt to all networks makes dual sim less desirable :)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:43

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Cuz there are many businessmen in Asian countries........

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 13:43

23. donfem (Posts: 519; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Instead of carrying two phones around with two numbers, they have the option of just one phone with two sim cards

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 14:29

24. scsa852k (Posts: 274; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


If you travel a lot, Dual-SIM phone comes in pretty handy.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 22:18

26. Xednyl04 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


definitely! and much to my surprise... even this local brands bearing another sim card slot is even cheaper than the ones with only one slot... so to be very practical then, buy a dual sim instead

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 13:02 4

21. akki20892 (Posts: 3276; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


but i like octa sim version,

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 22:22

28. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You missed the quad-SIM version, then octa-SIM!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 13:11 1

22. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


That's the problem ppl in U.S don't understand ppl in Asian do and tbey have need for it

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 22:19

27. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5075; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Even though I'm living in an Asian country, but I don't like dual-SIM version phones.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:53 3

2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


damn it... Those chinese guys always gets the best version of all flagship phones...

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:52

17. a961009 (Posts: 113; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


For Samsung ,LG and Pantech, Korean gets the 1st

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 08:56 2

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I love the smart scroll feature. Was messing with it for ages yesterday :-P

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:01

4. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


wow, Did you try that?
How practical was that to use regularly?... was it a great experience? or a let down?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:39 1

14. Xednyl04 (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


its simply superb!

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:07 2

7. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


It was great experiance. The only protential problem i can see with smart scroll feature is if your reading on the bus and it goes over a speed bump. Other than that, no other problems. Smart pause is another great feature (which works with youtube) where it pauses if you turn her head away from the screen.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:10 1

8. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Cool... Thanks bro :)

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:21

10. panda123 (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Awesome, just awesome. Finally a dual sim phone that's worth it.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 09:25

11. dickwyn (Posts: 570; Member since: 07 May 2012)


http://tinyurl.com/c8stass Korean Galaxy S4 unboxing

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 12:15

20. darkvadervip (Posts: 291; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


How do I buy one

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 14:46

25. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Its because in asian countries people go for GSM connection very often and there is a tight competetion among carriers some offer better voice plans where as some offer better data plans and people don't mind switicing network quickly.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 23:18

30. gigaraga (Posts: 510; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


EXYNOS 5 OCTA FTW

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 22:34

31. marie.marie (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


wanna use samsung duos with my simcard + travelsim. any ideas, if it will work?

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