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Best dual SIM Android smartphones available today

Very rarely mentioned in the same breath as zippy 64-bit processors, Quad HD screens, OIS cameras or massive batteries with fast charging capabilities when it comes to top selling points of today’s best and brightest Android smartphones, dual SIM support remains an extremely convenient feature to have for several classes of mobile users.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920FD Factory Unlocked CellphoneCheck Price on Amazon
SonySony Xperia Z3 Plus E6533 32GB WhiteBuy on Amazon|$199.6(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
HTCHTC One E9 Plus 32GB Gold Sepia, Dual SimBuy on Amazon|$233.99(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
HTCHTC Desire 820U 5.5 inch Android 4.4 64bit Octa CoreBuy on Amazon|$219(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
Sony(Black) - International Stock No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$280(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
MotorolaMotorola XT1068 Moto GBuy on Amazon|$449(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)

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Dual SIM smartphone

Businessmen often want to keep their professional and personal lives separate, budget consumers in emerging markets need multiple SIM cards to avoid spending a fortune on calling different people on different operators, while travelers may find it easy to use a number domestically and another one abroad.

Clearly, getting a dual SIM smartphone is wiser and cheaper than buying two distinct devices, each with its own subscriber identity module, and the best news of all is you can find such models of popular gadgets in essentially every possible price bracket. What is the best dual SIM smartphone, you ask? It really depends on how much you’re willing to cough up and what other requirements you have.

Here’s a comprehensive top ten list, including both dual active and dual standby products, ordered from costliest to most affordable:

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Duos – $719

Galaxy Note 5

The best phone with dual SIM on the market for power users, the GNote 5 unfortunately doesn’t grant microSD storage expansion, and obviously rejects CDMA networks such as Sprint or Verizon. LTE connectivity on many GSM carriers stateside, AT&T and T-Mobile included, may also be a tad patchy, on account of this N9200 model being imported from China.

We’re afraid that’s the case for the vast majority of dual SIM devices available on American shores, as Asia and Europe always seem to get the most dedicated love on this front. Still, the Note 5 is a beast, one or two SIMs in tow, with S Pen support, a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, 4 GB RAM, 16MP cam, and 3,000 mAh battery among its technical highlights.

Samsung Galaxy S6 – $552

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It’s smaller, less expensive, loses a gig of memory, as well as the bundled stylus accessory, but it’s just as stylish, silky smooth in the software department, and loaded with LTE speeds on a wide range of US-friendly bands. It’s headed for the Marshmallow bandwagon for sure too, and, oh, did we mention it’s pretty cheap for what it has to offer?

Sony Xperia Z3 Plus – $499

Xperia Z3 Plus

The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium must wait, which gives the “OG” hero one final chance to shine. At 500 bucks, the quality-pricing ratio isn’t too bad, with octa-core Snapdragon 810 muscle on deck, 20.7 MP photography greatness, water resistance, and active dual SIM capabilities, where you can talk on one number and still receive calls from the other, instead of the caller being automatically sent to voicemail.

LG G4 – $474

LG G4

There are plenty of good-looking phones up for grabs nowadays, but only the G4 wraps up premium hardware like a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chip and 3 GB RAM in a leather-clad package. The microSD slot and hefty 3,000 mAh user-removable battery also stand out as unique fortes, and to make sure cell endurance is all it can be, LG made its latest flagship dual SIM standby, with a smart forward function on hand.

That way, you can make the most of the juicer, and at the same time, easily direct calls from your backup SIM to the primary card. Perfect convenience score!

HTC One E9 Plus – $375

HTC One E9 Plus

Technically unreleased in the US, the 2K 5.5 incher lands on Amazon straight from Asia, and will thus have great difficulty accessing 4G LTE networks on T-Mobile or AT&T. Even capped off at 3G though, this is one of the best dual SIM Android smartphones out and about, offering octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 power, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, microSD support, a 20 MP rear shooter, and 2,800 mAh ticker in addition to the large, high-res display.

HTC Desire 820 – $269

HTC Desire 820

Brought back in the limelight by a long overdue Lollipop update, the mid-range 720p 5.5 incher features dual standby SIM, but it’s nonetheless way more user-friendly than similar past gizmos. You’ll get a notification every time someone looks for you on the secondary SIM, and you can seamlessly switch between active cards.

Also, Lollipop… in Taiwan and India for now. And Snapdragon 615 heat. And 8 MP selfie muscle.

Huawei P8 lite – $237

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This ultra-slim bad boy is sold with a US warranty, 4G LTE support on “all” GSM networks in the United States, plus Lollipop goodies pre-installed, a 13 MP dual-LED flash main camera, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, and microSD storage expansion possibilities. Not too shabby!

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua – $237

Xperia M4 Aqua

The only reason we’d recommend this thing over all the other dual SIM contenders, save for the Z3+, is its excellent IP68 certification for water protection up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. Just don’t be tempted to snap 13 megapixel pics deep in the ocean or at the neighborhood swimming pool, because chances are Sony’s warranty will not have you covered.

Motorola Moto G second-generation – $164

Moto G second-gen

Bet you had no idea last year’s featherweight low-cost champion of the world could be had in an optional dual SIM variant. Or that Motorola’s proprietary software optimizations for this particular model include something called “Automatic SIM selection”, where the system identifies the card you use the most, and tries to make your selection life easier.

A 2014 blockbuster, the G2 isn’t as hot in late 2015, with its 1 GB RAM and 8 GB on-board storage in particular feeling archaic.

BLU Studio C – $99

BLU Studio C

Now that’s how a super-affordable phone should look in this day and age. The 5-inch Studio C is colorful, respectably powerful, touts a phenomenal camera… for $99, massive 3,000 mAh battery, Android 5.0, beautiful HD screen, and last but not least, dual SIM with nationwide GSM HSPA+ compatibility. That’s not full 4G LTE, but it’s remarkable nevertheless at a measly Benjamin.

ProductBrandNamePrice
SamsungSamsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920FD Factory Unlocked CellphoneCheck Price on Amazon
SonySony Xperia Z3 Plus E6533 32GB WhiteBuy on Amazon|$199.6(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
HTCHTC One E9 Plus 32GB Gold Sepia, Dual SimBuy on Amazon|$233.99(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
HTCHTC Desire 820U 5.5 inch Android 4.4 64bit Octa CoreBuy on Amazon|$219(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
Sony(Black) - International Stock No WarrantyBuy on Amazon|$280(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)
MotorolaMotorola XT1068 Moto GBuy on Amazon|$449(Price as of 02/18/2019 06:31 ET)

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Dual SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could be packing microSD support

Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy Note 5

A recent leak of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 suggested that the company would not be using a microSD card slot with the device. This is because Samsung will be utilizing a metal unibody construction with a non-removable back panel, which makes it hard to add a microSD card slot.

But a new report mentions that Samsung might not get rid of the feature altogether and dual SIM versions of the handset will still be able to use microSD cards. This makes sense as modern dual SIM handsets can use the second SIM card tray as a microSD card slot.

However, Samsung is yet to confirm this, so we’re treating this as a rumor for now. If true, it goes without saying that the model will be limited to just some markets and not the entirety of the world. Dual SIM handsets are usually limited to Europe and Asian markets, so we won’t be surprised if similar treatment is shown this time around.

Would you like to have a microSD card slot on your next Samsung flagship? Sound off below.

Source: Sogi – Translated

Via: GSM Arena

Samsung Galaxy S5 Dual-SIM Version Launches In China Exclusively To China Telecom

Samsung has launched a dual-SIM version of its current flagship model in China exclusively for China Telecom. This is a state-owned carrier that’s the third largest in China with an estimated 185 million subscribers. The Galaxy S5 with model number G9009D has one SIM slot that supports CDMA2000 while the other SIM slot supports GSM.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 G9009D has similar specifications with the S5 sold in the rest of the world. Its main difference is that it can support two SIMs and does not have LTE.  Since China Telecom does not have an LTE network yet then this won’t be a problem for its subscribers.

Technical Specifications

  • SIM size: Micro-SIM (3FF)
  • 3G CDMA: CDMA 800MHz
  • 3G UMTS: Only supports international roaming: 850/1, 900/2, 100MHz
  • 2G GSM: GSM 850/900/1, 800/1, 900MHz
  • Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1920×1080 (FHD) 16 million colors
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Rear camera: 16MP ISOCELL
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 2800mAh

This device also has an IP67 certification making it able to withstand dust and water. There’s also a super power saving mode that can extend the standby time of the device. One thing that’s interesting to note is that it uses the same battery capacity as the single SIM model. With this device supporting two SIMs then it will definitely consume more power thus reducing battery life quickly.

Samsung Galaxy S5 G9009D Features

  • 5.1-Inch Full HD display – Photos and videos come to life in brilliant colors.
  • Real-time HDR shooting – The rear camera has an HDR shooting feature allowing for quality shots
  • Quick Auto Focus – This model makes use of advanced phase detection technology allowing it to keep track of a moving target and still be able to record in high quality.
  • Selective Focus – When taking pictures users can choose to either focus on the background or on the subject.
  • Fingerprint sensor – This model supports fingerprint identification which further enhances its security feature.
  • S Health – Provides a comprehensive health tracking management system.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 G9009D is available for pre-order at ¥5,299 ($853) and will ship out this coming April 11.

As of now there is still no information if a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy S5 will also be released in the international market.

via samsung

HTC One with expandable storage and dual SIM support reaching UK soon

HTC OneHTC has just announced a UK specific model of the HTC One smartphone which packs an expandable storage and dual SIM standby. This variant of the smartphone is apparently directed towards business customers and students in the UK who travel abroad frequently. Luckily, this version of the HTC One will sport a removable back cover to accommodate for the microSD card slot, which is a welcome addition. Sadly, the smartphone lacks 4G LTE support, so customers will have to settle for 3G HSPA.

Apart from these two additions, this is basically the same HTC One we’ve grown accustomed to with its 4.7 inch 1080p display, a quad core Snapdragon 600 SoC, a 4MP Ultrapixel camera with OIS, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Sense 5.5. HTC hasn’t gone easy on the pricing as it demands a whopping £494.99 ($809) for the handset off contract and unlocked. So it might not be for everybody to shell out so much merely for expandable storage and an additional microSD card slot. Most regions of Asia are selling the dual SIM HTC One for quite some time now, so this is nothing new.

Source: HTC UK

Via: Android Central

Dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 3 packs a Snapdragon 800 chip

Galaxy Note 3 Dual SIM

Galaxy Note 3 Dual SIM

The dual-SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the model number SM-N9002 has just leaked with some details about the hardware it is packing. According to reports, this variant of the smartphone will come with a Snapdragon 800 chip much like its standard LTE variant, while the global variants come with the Exynos 5420 octa core chipset.

Some benchmark scores have been spotted along with confirmation of the model numbers. The AnTuTu benchmark app show scores of 31,276 which is more than respectable. Strangely, this unit appears to have only 16GB of storage and 2.5GB of RAM unlike the regular variant.

Galaxy Note 3 Dual SIM

We can expect the smartphone to launch in Asian markets where dual-SIM smartphones are sold in large numbers with China being the first. We expect to learn more about this variant as the days progress. Perhaps Samsung wants to launch this variant alongside the regular Galaxy Note 3 on September 25. We don’t expect to see any other visible changes to the smartphone apart from the RAM and the internal storage.

Source: GSM Insider

Via: Sam Mobile

Samsung I9192 Galaxy S4 Mini Dual SIM Now Available

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 While you may be fed up with the constant stream of Galaxy devices, it’s only now that we have finally seen a Galaxy S4 Mini dual SIM hit the market. The Galaxy I9192 is a dual SIM variant of the original Galaxy S4 Mini and has specs and an appearance almost identical to the original S4.

The Galaxy S4 Mini dual SIM is now available for many countries, including the US, India and Spain. The phone has both the Black Mist and white Frost version and can be purchased for $483 for the Black Mist version and $489 for the White Frost variant.

It’s nice to see that Samsung are opening their arms to other countries and now have dual SIM variants of their phones in countries like America instead of only distributing them to the western market.

The dual SIM Galaxy S4 Mini will allow the owner to switch between the usage of two SIM card at once. Android usually has a few settings to allow you to easily switch between each one, and this makes it easy for owners to use each SIM card for particular reasons.

source: GSMArena

HTC T6 may come with dual-SIM and LTE-advanced support

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htc-t6

The HTC T6 is still a phablet wrapped in mystery, even with most of the specs released through various leaks and multiple sources confirming them. It seems HTC will go big on the larger display and will pack in a ton of powerful mobile components.

With the rise of dual-SIM support, the HTC T6 is likely to come with the feature. It is also likely to come with LTE-advanced support, the new update to LTE allowing speeds of up to 150Mb at peak levels.

The phablet is expected to launch in South Korea first, where SK Telecom and other carriers already offer LTE-advanced plans. The HTC T6 has enough juice to battle the upcoming Galaxy Note III and LG Optimus G2, although it may miss out on one part.

Coming in at six-inches with a 1080p screen, the HTC T6 looks to step right up against the Galaxy Note III, which is also rumoured to have a six-inch screen. It will have Snapdragon 800 chip with 2GB of RAM, the four Ultrapixel camera, 3300mAh battery and Key Lime Pie.

Via: PhoneArena

Source: HTC Soku

LG Optimus L4 II and L4 II Dual SIM Possibly in the Works

An artist's depiction of the LG Optimus L4 II variants. [Source: GSMinsider]
An artist’s depiction of the LG Optimus L4 II variants. [Source: GSMinsider]
The LG Optimus L family is soon to get new members according to a report from GSMinsider. In the rumor circulated by the site, the new smartphones will be carrying the name LG Optimus L4 II. One of them will have a single SIM slot while the other will be able to support dual SIM.

The Design

The main photo of the article shows what the new devices will possibly look like. Based on the photo, the design of the smartphone appears to be a cross between the LG Optimus L5 II and the LG Optimus L3 II. The report cites its source of the photo to an unnamed Russian website where the story about the upcoming LG Optimus L4 units apparently originated.

The Specs

Despite having different designs and varying SIM card capacity, the two smartphones possess the same set of specifications.

The report states that the phones will be powered by the Android 4.1 operating system, otherwise known as the Jelly Bean. Then, it will be carrying a user interface based on the previous LG Optimus.

In addition, the processing power of the LG Optimus L4 II series is clocked at 1GHz, thanks to its single-core Cortex-A9 processor. Plus, its graphics will be enhanced by the PowerVR SGX531 GPU.

For the internal memory, the products will be equipped with a 4GB local storage with 512MB RAM. Moreover, the main camera will be at 3MP and the battery pack will have 17000mAh.

Overall, the specs are very low because the devices will be aimed to cater to the low-range customers of the brand. But on the second thought, the specs are not really that bad for customers who are only looking for a phone with only the most basic features.

Availability

The new phones are slated to debut in Europe sometime this June, said the source. However, it is unclear yet whether it will be offered in the U.S. after.

Source: GSMinsider

Red Lenovo Intros with Dual SIM Rolls Out in the Market

lenovo s820

Just recently, Lenovo released its S820 model smartphone which is covered in a rich Spanish red casing. According to various sources like Engadget, TalkAndroid and NextPowerUp, the new model aims to target the brand’s female fans.

The Lenovo Intros Specs

Based on the reports, the new device is equipped with the Android 4.2 processor. Then, it comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the rear side, which makes it ideal for capturing vivid pictures and videos. However, the front-facing camera only has 2-megapixel resolution that is definitely lower than its 5-megapixel to 8-megapixel counterparts.

In addition, the smartphone has a 4.7-inch, 720p gapless IPS display. Plus, its quad-core processor with MT6589 SoC chipset is clocked at 1.2GHz. Add to that a 1GB RAM for added performance. It is not really at par with the top end smartphones of today from Samsung and Apple but it is still ideal for users who install average apps.

The local storage of the Lenovo Intros is also very small because it only has 4GB memory. Despite that, users can dramatically expand its external memory with a MicroSD card with 32GB storage capacity. Moreover, removing its flexible rear casing will expose a detachable 2,000mAh battery with dual SIM slots (WCDMA 2100 and GSM 900/1800/1900).

The Price

Engadget says that the device costs around ¥1,999 or $330 which is not bad for a smartphone with pretty decent features. This will let you forget about comparing it with the high-end alternatives out there.

Availability

The phone is already offered for pre-order starting today until the 2nd of June. However, it seems like it is only available overseas for now, in the Chinese territory. There is no word yet if it will be made available for U.S. customers in the near future.

Video

If you want to get a close look on the new Lenovo S820, check out the short video below:

Sources: Engadget, TalkAndroid and NextPowerUp

HTC Desire 600 Dual SIM Revealed By Benchmarking Website

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Screenshot of the benchmark from GFXbench.

Although the HTC One is very popular with consumers and it is somewhat comparable with the Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of performance, features and plenty of other factors, it seems like its company is also focusing on the development of the HTC Desire 600. The new phone has been revealed recently by a benchmarking result which was featured by GFXbench.

According to the benchmarking result, the HTC Desire 600 will feature a dual SIM. That means you can easily switch from one service to another using it and this will let you shop around for better deals conveniently too. However, GSMinsider pointed out that there might be a single SIM variant as well for people who are not interested with a smartphone with dual SIM feature.

Other Revealed Specs

The specs of the HTC Desire 600 which were revealed by the benchmarking document were its operating system, processor, speed, screen size, chip and resolution.

Based on the result, the unreleased smartphone will have the Android 4.1.2 operating system also known as the Jelly Bean. Then, it will have a processor that is capable of running up to 1.2GHz.

Although there was no mention about the kind of processor that it will possess, GSMinsider speculates that it might be the 1.2GHz MediaTekMT6589 quad-core hardware.

For its screen, it will have a resolution of 960 x 540. Moreover, its display is said to measure around 4-inch.

Availability

The source claims that the smartphone will be manufactured by HTC Europe. Thus, it is obviously bound for the European market.

So far, there are no details yet about its pricing. In addition, there is no confirmation yet if it will be available in the U.S. or other regions. But keep on checking out our site for more coverage of the product, because HTC might consider offering it in other locations outside Europe too.

Sources: GSMinsider and GFXBench

Philips W8355 Dual Sim 5.3 Inch Smartphone Coming Soon

Philips announced that they will soon be releasing a new smartphone model called the W8355. This device comes with dual sim capability and has a display size of 5.3 inches and is said to compete with the Samsung’s Galaxy Grand i9082. Although the company is a known for its premium consumer electronic products they‘ve never really made it big in the Android scene. This upcoming model which has decent specifications might change all this.

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Philips W8355 Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Display:  5.3 inches, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels,208 ppi
  • Networks: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2, HSDPA 850 / 2100
  • Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5
  • GPU: Adreno 203
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Camera: 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash rear, no front camera
  • Dimensions: 147.6 x 79 x 10.9 mm

Based on the specifications we could see that the Samsung Galaxy Grand has several advantages which are

  • Use of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera

But then again the display of the Grand isn’t that grand at all compared to the W8355 since it only uses a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The Philips W8355 has been spotted in several online sites which make us believe that it will be released soon. As far as pricing goes it shouldn’t cost a lot judging from its spec sheet.

The use of a dual core processor and a large display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels makes this device attractive. Add its dual sim capability and you can have access to two mobile networks with just a single device. What we didn’t like though is the measly 512 MB of RAM, the use of Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Bean and the lack of a front facing camera.

Stay tuned as we bring you more updates on the release date and pricing of this device.

via unwiredview

Glaciar Smartphone Features Dual SIM Standby

A new smartphone called the Glaciar has been added recently to Chinavasion’s product listings. This device is features dual SIM standby, which means that its users can choose the most cost-effective offerings from two mobile operators, or keep one’s work and personal numbers separate.

Glaciar-Android-Phone

The Glaciar Android Phone comes with a 6-inch display that is adequate for entertainment, web browsing, or messaging functions. This display is a five-point capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels.

Under the hood, it sports a 1GHz dual-core processor working alongside 512MB of RAM. Users have 4GB of internal memory for their files, but they can expand this with a microSD card for as much as 32GB more. Its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There is likewise access to the Google Play Store.

This quad-band handset supports 2G 850/900/1800/1900 as well as 3G WCDMA 850/2100 frequencies. As such, it may be used with various mobile operators in different countries. International users will also be glad to note that it supports a long list of languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Persian, Arab, Hindi, Polish, Chinese, and Japanese, Amharic, Romanian, and Vietnamese.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G Tethering. Furthermore, it features an 8-megapixel front camera as well as a 0.3-megapixel rear camera. The available sensors are a Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor, Gravity Sensor, and Light Sensor. Also onboard are a 3.5 mm audio out port, a microphone port, and a speaker. The Glaciar is powered by a 3600mAH which has a usage time of around four hours, and a standby time of roughly 72 hours. As for its dimensions, the Glaciar spans 160 x 90 x 11mm and weighs 230 grams.

On Chinavasion, the Glaciar retails for $199.87. This price comes with a 12-month warranty.

via techfresh

Lava Mobiles Releases Dual SIM IRIS N400 Android ICS Smartphone

Lava Mobiles is now offering a dual SIM (GSM + GSM) Android smartphone called the Iris N400. The device comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and currently retails at Rs. 6399, or around US$115 via the Flipkart online store.

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The Iris N400 has a single-core processor running at 1GHz under the hood. Furthermore, it is packed with 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, and just 127 MB of internal storage. Fortunately, Lava Mobiles allows for expansion through a built-in microSD card slot that accepts cards with as much as 32GB extra storage capacity. The Iris N400 draws its power from a 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery.

This bar phone features a capacitive TFT display that spans 4 inches diagonally and comes with a resolution of 400 x 800 pixels as well as 16 million colors.

Two cameras are likewise onboard. One camera, found on its front, has a 0.3-megapixel sensor, and is useful for video chat. The other, found on its rear, has a 5-megapixel sensor for taking better quality photos and video. Said camera also offers flash, night vision mode, and 4x zoom.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WAP, GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G. There is already a pre-installed Android, WAP 2.0 browser. In the entertainment department, the Iris N400 has a music player that supports MP3 files, a video player that can read 3GP and MP4 files, and an FM radio. A light Sensor, G-Sensor, and Proximity Sensor are also on the device.

A full package of the Iris N400 includes a charger, data cable, user manual, and free headset. Lava Mobiles is offering the handset in two colors: black and white.

Dual-SIM smartphones like the Iris N400 are helpful for those who want to take advantage of the different prices of services from two mobile operators.  In India, various phone makers like Karbonn and Micromax are selling such devices. Internationally, Samsung and Nokia also have dual-SIM phones in their product lineups.

via techfresh

Samsung Star Deluxe Duos unofficial specs revealed

A new budget-friendly, dual-SIM Samsung device in the form of Star Deluxe Duos may be announced in the following weeks. Earlier this week, an unofficial list of specs for this handset has been leaked online leaving an impression that the company may have several low-budget mobile phones in store and queued up for fourth quarter release.

Samsung Star Deluxe Duos will be coming packed with just 312MHz processor with the chipset model still unknown. At this point, we already have an idea how much power this device provides and looking into the photos being circulated online, it is obvious it would be using Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it Android operating system. However, it is not a smartphone but a feature phone. So, don’t expect you could get access to the plethora of apps from the Google Play Store using this handset.

Samsung has given this device 128MB RAM to complement its processor plus 512MB of internal memory, just enough for a few hundred messages and some low resolution pictures. Owners who might want to save more files in it should add a microSD card as it comes with a slot that supports up to 32GB external storage. Its display reaches up to 3.5 inches in size (diagonal measurement) with 320 x 480 pixels resolution offering around 165ppi density.

It also gets 3.15 megapixels camera that could snap pictures up to 2048 x 1536 pixels and record videos but it doesn’t have a secondary one. Perhaps, the very feature of this device is its two SIM card slots that could be used together at the same time. Having 1000mAh battery and these specs, it is possible the device can reach up to 5 hours of straight use.

There is no information as to the pricing and availability just yet but being a feature phone, its price should not go beyond $150 and Samsung might be planning to release it during the holidays.

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