Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Smartphone Price in the Philippines, Features, and Other Info: Galaxy Y Duos from Samsung is an Android smartphone from the company’s Galaxy line up. Like all other Galaxy models, the Galaxy Y Duos runs on an Android-based system, particularly Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). What makes it special is that it is the first in the line to support two SIM cards. The phone is ideal for those who do a lot of messaging and do business through their phones. It is also good for students and other people who avail of network promos in order to get in touch with loved ones more. As the Y in the name suggests, the device is intended for the youth who do a lot of messaging but don’t necessarily need a high-end phone for that. The device was announced on December of last year, and then officially released this February.

Physically, the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is a candy bar, QWERTY type phone with a dimension of 110.8 x 63.5 x 11.9 mm and a weight of 112.3 grams. Even though it has the same beginning moniker as the Samsung Galaxy Y, it actually looks a lot different. It is a tad bigger and has thicker metallic accents, and is also slightly heavier. In other words, it is light and small to be conveniently brought around.

The Samsung Galaxy Y features a 3.14 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display that has a standing resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, which in turn produces around 256,000 colors. The display has, in addition, an approximate density of 127 pixels per inch. The phone is around 0.15 inch wider than its single-SIM cousins but the display quality is just similar.


The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos has a 3.15 MP camera at the back. The camera can take pictures with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution and take videos at QVGA at 24 frames per second. It also has geo-tagging features. There is no secondary camera on the front.

The Samsung Galaxy Y Duos features an 832 MHz CPU that is capable of running many applications on its Android platform, including 3D games and supports an external memory of up to 32 GB using a microSD memory card. As for the phone memory, it has 160 MB internal storage that is user available, 512 MB worth of ROM, and 384 MB worth of RAM. Performance is just about the same as its single SIM cousin, although the Duos is expected to handle multitasking quite more efficiently because it has a bigger RAM.

Connectivity-wise, the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos has both GSM and UTS network connections, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support, GPS with A-GPS support, as well as a micro USB 2.0 for cabled connection and charging. The two SIM card slots are located at the back behind the battery so in order to put a SIM, one has to switch off the phone first.

Other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos include HTML and Adobe flash Internet browser support, which are both ideal for providing fast and trouble-free Internet access. It has stereo FM radio with RDS, and supports Java through JAVA MIDP emulator. Aside from having a dual SIM support or dual standby modes, it also has SNS integration, an MP4/WMV/H.264 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player, an organizer, an image/ video editor, document viewer, a plethora of Google supported applications likes Google search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, and Picasa integration. It also has a voice memo or dial, and predictive text input.

As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos uses a Li-Ion 1300 mAh standard battery. The phone could last up to 360 hours of stand-by and talk time of up to 9 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Smartphone Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 8,900.00

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