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Samsung Galaxy S II Duos getting ready for a debut in China: dual-SIM powerhouse

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Samsung Galaxy S II Duos getting ready for a debut in China: dual-SIM powerhouse
Do you know what’s better than a brand new Samsung Galaxy S II? A dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S II! And that’s exactly what Samsung will deliver to Chinese shelves in the near future. 

In a move previously reserved only for feature phones and then the most affordable smartphones, Samsung is stepping up the dual-SIM game seriously and possibly playing on carrier’s nerves with the upcoming high-end Samsung Galaxy S II Duos (aka Samsung I929).

Samsung Galaxy S II Duos getting ready for a debut in China: dual-SIM powerhouse
Here’s how the spec sheet of the S II Duos is expected to look like:

- 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, 
- a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 
- Android 2.3 OS, 
- 8MP and 2MP cameras, 
- 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB,
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, FM Radio, MHL video-out support, 
- 1800mAh battery.

The upcoming Galaxy S II Duos will support CDMA2000 and GSM bands, but what we’re curious about is whether Samsung will bring this outside China. The Chinese market is used to dual-, triple- and even quad-SIM handsets, and other developing markets like the Asian, African and East European are also the first to come in mind when we speak about multiple SIM support. Carrier-centric markets like the States, though, are not keen on going after multiple-SIM handsets so our guess is that this one won’t be hitting US soil. Would you like to own one, though? Let us know in the comments below.

source: SammyHub

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posted on 23 Dec 2011, 06:11 1

1. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

Sorry If I sound like a dumb ass but why the hell would you need two sim cards in a phone?

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 06:29 2

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

because most of these phones are carrier unlocked, and a lot of them are in asia. even cheap quad sim phones exist. different promos for carriers and plans and contracts.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 07:07 4

4. mucaaco (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)

If you come from America, or Europe, or any other country where most people avails postpaid plan, then you definitely don't need the dual sim phone. But for some country where prepaid sims still prevails over postpaid sims, these dual sim phones are helpful. Carriers in some countries offer promos (unlimited call and text for example) only within their network. So having sims of different carrier will make communication much cheaper if communicating with different people using different carriers.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 07:17 6

5. jojobells (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)

Ha ha, This reminds me of the alleged Bill Gate's comment: "Who needs more than 64KB RAM?"

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 09:31 1

7. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


posted on 23 Dec 2011, 09:22 4

6. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

Essential for businessmen, especially so for those that frequently traverse between 2 specific countries for meetings and business business. I believe majority of the carriers in the world do not SIM-lock their phones, as is customary in the US, quite sure this is so for Asian coutries.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 19:55 2

11. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

because if you live in an area where a carrier doesnt cover a 5k square mile radius.. like say any of a dozen asian or european countries and you travel around like so many people do, you need to carry a sim card for more than 1 carrier. Its more of a convenience thing than anything. It just keeps the extra sim card to switch over when your on the other carrier... instead of manually popping the battery and switching to the alternate carrier's card.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 06:56

3. erwiin.blf90 (Posts: 10; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

I'd like to know whether this phone will support 3G as well. China has a different 3G band, no?

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 09:35 1

8. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

actually a lot of people in asian countries use multi-sim phones for post paid connections as well. so they can easily get two different plan like one for calling and another for data only or two different carreers. these phones are always unlocked without any contract or anything.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 11:12

9. Nathan (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)

Looks like my Galaxy S2 Skyrocket.

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 15:40

10. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

This phone would be great in the states? If it's made unlocked then you'd be able to switch carriers and keep the same phone. You'd probably be able to use it on all 4 carriers!!!

posted on 23 Dec 2011, 19:56 1

12. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

now, how about that pentaband SGS2 that's capable of tmobile hspa+ signals? Id still buy an SGS2 if it were a real one... not one of these crapdragon wannabees

posted on 10 Apr 2012, 11:00

13. tlatrice (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Is it possible to order this phone and use it in the US?

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