With the launch of two new dual SIM phones – B-5722 dual SIM GSM touchscreen phone and Duos 259 CDMA and GSM multimedia phone, Samsung has augmented in dual SIM portfolio. Including these two new phones, Samsung now has six dual SIM phones in the market. The B-5722 is priced at Rs 10,650 while the Duos 259 carries a price tag of Rs 7799. Updated 19/1/2011: Samsung dual SIM phones
The dual active mode enables operating both SIMs concurrently. For example, if a person is busy on SIM 1 and gets a call on SIM 2, the person can check on the caller and accept or reject the call accordingly. The B-5722 GSM+GSM dual SIM active phone features a 2.8-inch full touchscreen and it also sports a dedicated SIM switching key for easy navigation from SIM 1 to SIM 2. It also includes SNS quick links and instant messenger. The dual SIM phone also features a stereo FM with recording, 1200 mAH battery with a talk time up to 13.4 hours. The phone has an option for up to 8GB external memory and sports an advanced mobile tracker. Samsung Monte launched
“Consumers are showing a growing preference for Dual SIM phones both in the GSM as well as the CDMA space. We are working at catering to this growing consumer need by introducing new differentiated Dual SIM handsets that come with the unique Samsung advantage of Dual Active mode,” says Ranjit Yadav, director–Mobile & IT, Samsung.
The Duos 259 is a GSM+CDMA dual SIM active phone that features a 2.2-inch screen, 262K colour TFT display. It also features a 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo FM Radio with recording, a powerful 1140mAH Battery and SD card support up to 8GB.
“We are looking at the Dual SIM handsets contributing up to 15 per cent of our total handset volumes this year,” adds Yadav. Samsung has hosted a java application in its application store to cater to the Indian consumers who love to download customised applications. Yadav said that Samsung plans to add another 10 applications to its Fun Club by the end of this month. As of now, users can download up to 40 applications. The company plans to introduce its proprietary Bada platform in the second quarter of the year and is in the midst of talks with Indian application developers for the same.