Samsung augments its dual SIM portfolio with two new handsets namely B-5722 Dual SIM GSM + GSM touch screen phone and Duos 259, a Dual SIM CDMA + GSM multimedia phone.
The Dual Active Mode enables operating both SIMs concurrently. The B-5722 GSM + GSM Dual SIM Active phone sports a 2.8-inch full touchscreen while it has been attributed with a dedicated SIM switching key. Moreover, SNS Quick Links and Instant Messenger(IM) have been included. The Dual Sim phone bundles up advanced features like Stereo FM with recording, 1200 mAH Battery with a talk time of up to 13.4 hours, support for external memory up to 8GB and Advanced Mobile Tracker feature.
“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” states Ranjit Yadav, Director –Mobile & IT.
The Duos 259 is a GSM + CDMA Dual SIM Active phone adorning a 2.2-inch screen, 262K colour TFT display alongside 1.3MP Camera, Stereo FM Radio with recording, powerful 1140mAH Battery and SD card support up to 8GB.
“We are looking at the Dual SIM handsets contributing up to 15% of our total handset volumes this year” states Yadav. In view of the growing preference of Indian consumers towards downloading applications and customizing them to meet their needs, Samsung has hosted a Java application store on Samsung Fun club, the site for popular games, music, ringtones, free content, wallpapers and videos.
Moreover, the Java application store offers more downloadable versions of users’ favorite applications. Presently, Samsung India users can download from about 40 applications. The B-5722 is priced at Rs. 10,650 while the Duos 259 carries a price tag of Rs. 7799.