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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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

6. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

12. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

29. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Dont forget the galaxy s4 rugged.

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

13. Xednyl04

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 26, 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...

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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!

19. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 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 :)

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

23. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

24. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

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

26. Xednyl04

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 26, 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

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

but i like octa sim version,

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

22. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

17. a961009

Posts: 120; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

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

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

4. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

14. Xednyl04

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

its simply superb!

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

8. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Cool... Thanks bro :)

10. panda123

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

11. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

20. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

How do I buy one

25. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 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.

30. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

EXYNOS 5 OCTA FTW

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