Samsung's affordable Galaxy S Duos 3 runs KitKat, offers low-end features

Samsung's affordable Galaxy S Duos 3 runs KitKat, offers low-end features
After the Galaxy S Duos from 2012 and the Galaxy S Duos 2 from 2013, Samsung is now getting ready to launch the - you guessed it - Galaxy S Duos 3 (model number SM-G313HU). It looks like at least one Indian retailer is already selling the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3, asking about $130 (7,999 INR) for it. However, Samsung has yet to list the smartphone on its official Indian website.

The main difference between the new handset and the S Duos 2 from last year is the fact that the former runs Android 4.4 KitKat. Beyond that, it’s pretty much the same entry-level, dual-SIM device. Its features include: a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, VGA front-facing camera, 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 1500 mAh battery. The smartphone is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor of unknown provenience, and offers support for 14 regional (Indian) languages.

We don’t know when Samsung intends to release the Galaxy S Duos 3 in other countries. In any case, the handset will probably be available in other emerging markets pretty soon.

source: Mahesh Telecom via



1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It'll be interesting to see in a couple weeks what you get with a $100 or less Android One phone compared to this Samsung and the various Chinese brands.

2. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Google prices it's products differently from region to another. When the Nexus 5 16gb was released for $350 in the US, you couldn't find it for less than $600 here in Lebanon.

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The variation in prices in different countries is a strange puzzle. When you want a Nexus or other device, do you end up having a friend buy it for you in the US and ship it? Or do you actually wait for it to be available locally?

7. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I never owned a Nexus before, the on screen buttons are a big no no for me, add to that the fact that I tried pure android on my previous Optimis 2x and S2 and I always found it boring. Still, when the Nexus 5 was released my wife was torn between getting the G2 or N5, but she ended with the G2, and just for the sake od curiosity I went and checked the prices back in Lebanon and some were asking around $850 for it back then. And as I remember, the Nexus S was easily found in retail stores but was still sold for $700.

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

i saw it priced for 470 last month during my holiday in beirut, the week after it saw it for 365 in the south, things are priced so differently from one region to another in tiny lebanon itself. Thank God for Australia and its contracts.

6. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Considering that it was released in late 2013, it is still expensive compared to what it was initially offered for in the States.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

How does this phone perform? I'd imagine with touchwiz and these specs it's not a smooth experience. Maybe it would be offset with its less than taxing features.

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Just take a look at Ace 4 videos. It's completely the same phone. Except for dual-sim capability.

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

God, their phones look so generic and boring. I can't even tell apart this phone from other low-end offerings. :(

10. wedhos

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

This handset has been certified postel Indonesia and is rumored to be sold starting mid september at a price of 1.5 million in Indonesia country

11. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

samsuck u r out of mind .only software upgrade and changing its name to dous3, is it justified?

13. NioSenpai

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No! They changed the ram from 768 to 512! :)

12. NioSenpai

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Err Hello! Phone Arena! I am sure the last S Duos 2 is768mb ram and U post S Duos 3 with 512mb ram???

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

So they reduced RAM from 768MB in Galaxy S Duos2 to 512MB and call it as upgraded phone with name S Duos 3???? OH..Ho... Google said KitKat runs good in 512MB device, so you shamelessly reduced RAM??? But Google didn't said 512MB RAM is OK with BloatWiz UI...

15. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014


16. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And the refrigerator design strikes again. I think people are smart and rather wait for android one line ups than buy this. 512 mb ram? Sammy what are you thinking?

17. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

So let me get this straight... This thing are 3 ways sh*ttier than say my old GT-I9100G, my current Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 and let's not even begin to talk about the international S3 GT-I9300 which got auto EoL-ed at 4.3, yet somehow a friggin' 1.0Ghz dual core + 512Mb RAM are "magically" able to run a Tw-ized 4.4 build? There's some food for thought for you apologists/Exynos fans.

18. Amosthecoolboy

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

i am waiting for KitKat for S Duos 2 GT S7582 and Jelly Bean for S Duos GT S7562.

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