Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos with dual-SIM capabilities. Small problem: this is the second phone with that name to come out of the Korean company in the past few months. Perhaps running out of naming ideas, it has unveiled another Galaxy Ace Duos back in February. Yet that Galaxy Ace Duos isn’t a dual-SIM device, in fact having both GSM and CDMA connectivity built-in. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos unveiled today (yes, they really do have the exact same name) does bring actual dual-SIM support, so it’s GSM+GSM. Oh, and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA.
A unique feature touted by Samsung is the ability of this phone to forward a call received on, say, SIM 2, even if the user is already on a call on SIM 1. Samsung calls this ‘Dual SIM always on’, and it seems pretty useful.
The new Galaxy Ace Duos has a 3.5-inch 320×480 touchscreen, an 832 MHz processor, a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 512 MB of RAM, 3 GB of built-in storage space, microSD card support, and a 1,300 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The smartphone will be out in Russia first, in June. Then it will be gradually made available in Europe, CIS, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Middle East, Africa, and China.