Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 in White
|Slogan||Enjoy your exciting view! (International)
Heavy on Performance, Light on your Pocket (PH)
850/900/1900/2100 MHz up to 21/5.76 Mbps
|First released||5 December 2013|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy S Duos|
|Successor||Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3|
|Dimensions||H: 121.5 mm (4.78 in)
W: 63.1 mm (2.48 in)
D: 10.6 mm (0.42 in)
|Weight||118 g (4.2 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|System on chip||Broadcom BCM21664T|
|CPU||1.2 GHz dual core
|GPU||Broadcom VideoCore IV|
|Storage||4 GB flash memory,
microSD slot (up to 64 GB)
|Battery||1,500 mAh Lithium-Ion battery|
|Data inputs||Capacitive touchscreen
|Display||4.0 in (10 cm) TFT LCD
233 PPI 16M color
|Rear camera||5.0 Megapixels AF, LED flash|
|Front camera||0.3 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
Micro USB 2.0
3.5 mm TRRS audio jack
FM radio with RDS support
|SAR||0.27 W/kg (head)
0.65 W/kg (body)
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is a dual SIM Android smartphone, produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics, which serves as an immediate successor to the original Galaxy S Duos of 2012. Unveiled on 30 November 2013 at some Asian markets, it was initially released on December 5, 2013 in several countries. In contrast with other dual sim Samsung models, this phone is a part of the high-end "S" series, this is why it is marketed as a part of the "Galaxy S" family. Despite being called as a direct successor to the original S Duos phone, external and physical design of the model is identical to the original model, placing emphasis on internal upgrades such as upgraded processor and updated Operating System software.
Hardware and Design
The design of the S Duos 2 is the same as the design of the S Duos. It features a rounded, polycarbonate chassis, faux metal trim and a removable rear cover, typical of most Samsung smartphones since the Galaxy S III. The S Duos 2 is available in Black, and White frost color finishes. The S Duos 2's screen is a 4.0-inch (102 mm) 233p TFT LCD panel, which is the same as that of the S Duos, but does not allow for automatic brightness and gamut adjustments due to lacking an ambient sensor like its predecessor.
Unlike entry-level dual SIM models from Samsung, the S Duos 2 is active on both SIMs all the time so it is ready to receive calls on either SIM when a call is not already in progress. Optionally it can receive two calls simultaneously but this requires divert-on-not-reachable to be set up on each number and is subject to availability from the carrier and may incur additional charges. A limitation of the phone is that only one SIM can be active on UMTS (and therefore data) at a time and so it may be unsuitable for certain combinations of networks.
The S Duos 2 also contains a 1500mAh removable battery. It last somewhere in 4-5 hours in heavy usage and just over 3 hours in gaming.
The S Duos 2 ships with Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" and Samsung's TouchWiz software. The S Duos 2 adds the some of the Galaxy S4's features such as the widgets which were upgraded to the Samsung proprietary widgets used by models bearing the version of the OS.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos
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