Samsung has announced the Galaxy S III Neo+, a dual-SIM smartphone for China. We thought too that the next device announcement from the company would be the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. This device, however, is designed very similarly to the Galaxy S III from 2012. Behind its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The display has 306 pixels per inch, 720p resolution.
Under the hood is either the Exynos 4 or Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB of RAM. While the architecture is unknown, we do know that it is a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. In usual Samsung fashion, the 8GB internal memory is joined by a microSD card slot. The dual-SIM feature supports 850/900/1900/2100 MHz WCDMA network bands and 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM.
The Huawei P6 is a super-slim device with some serious horsepower, but its successor, the Ascend P6 S, promises to pack even more punch. Launched today with not much fanfare, the P6 S is a bit thicker (6.5 mm) but has the same battery capacity, 2,000mAh.
While it lacks LTE support, there is now a quad-core 1.6GHz processor. It’s also a dual-SIM, dual-standby phone. The remaining specs are the same as its predecessor— 4.7-inch LCD with 720p resolution, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, an 8MP rear shooter, and a 5MP front camera.
A dual-SIM variant of the Moto G was always in future plans for the device, and now it seems as though that day is finally coming. At least in Australia, it is.
Motorola’s Australia site has the information on it already, so this news is definitely confirmed. Pricing is still unknown, as well as availability. Hopefully Motorola will make the dual-SIM Moto G available in the United States soon as well— for such a low price, it could do very well.
HTC has another One variant coming down the pipeline, and this one has a dual-SIM option. The device, which has a removable back, has access to a microSD slot as well. You’ll be able to switch easily between SIMs and have up to 64GB storage.
However, the new variant does not have LTE support. Otherwise, the device is exactly the same. The phone is up for pre-order right now for $809 (w/o a new 2-year contract).
As previously rumored, Samsung has launched its dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 3— it’s only available in China, so don’t go crazy just yet.
The device features the Snapdragon 800 processor and actually doesn’t come with a region lock. Samsung hasn’t officially announced it, but GSMArena says it costs €735 (the single SIM model is around €700).
Although it’s only being sold in Asian markets for now, (and will most likely stay there) the absence of region locking is great— if you feel like having one shipped to you from the other side of the globe, go right ahead.
Samsung officially announced the release of the Samsung Galaxy Trend 3, a follow-up to the Galaxy Trend II that was released in April. The new smartphone gets some upgrades, going from a 4-inch display to a 4.3-inch display running at 800×480 resolution and Android has been bumped from version 4.1 to 4.2. In addition to the support for dual SIM cards, the device comes with a 1.2 GHz processor, an 1800 mAh battery, and microSD card support. It is only available in white.
At present, the device is only available in China for three different carriers as well as an unlocked version. However, it would not be a surprise to see it available in other locations like India.
There are tons of ways to get smartphones for pretty low prices these days, especially when taking advantage of special sales and carrier offers (hint hint). But if you’d rather go with a low-end option with an extremely low price tag, BLU Products’ new offering might be right for you.
The company is launching a trio of low-end, cheap, and trendy-looking smartphones that are sure to catch more than just a few eyes.
The first phone is the Dash Jr., which sports a 3.5-inch screen, and a price tag of just $49 unlocked. The device also has dual-SIM capabilities, but just a single-core Spreadtrum processor. Data is only 2G, and a 2MP camera is slapped on the front. The Dash Jr. will ship with Android 2.3. So basically if your grandmother is looking to enter the smartphone world, this might be the device for her… I’m still not sure why the device even needs Android if it’s just got 2G data.
The second and third offerings from the company are the Dash Music 4.0 ($99) and the Dash 5.0 ($129). The Music’s screen is 4-inches, while the latter is 5-inches. Both of these will feature 3G data, dual-core MediaTek chips, better cameras, and Android 4.2.
All three devices are expected to ship before the end of September.
It feels as though we’ve heard everything about the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet already including benchmarks, internals, camera samples, full prototype images, and even a rumored September 4 unveiling date.
Now, it looks like we have another picture on our hands, this time of the back of the device, showing off its battery and two-SIM slots. (It’s the Chinese variant.)
It’s hard to make out the battery capacity in the picture, however when considering the battery capacity on the first two Notes and the hardware that will be included in the Note 3, it would make sense to see a battery capacity of about 3,500mAh. Time will tell, but we pretty much already know that this phone is going to be an absolute beast.
We have a new picture of a Butterfly S variant, courtesy of @leakschina. This particular variant appears to have a dual-sim slot, which pretty much guarantees it won’t see a US release. Regardless, if you need to pick up a dual-sim phone for travelling, the dual-sim Butterfly S sports all the great specs of the traditional variant, including a 1080p screen, UltraPixel camera, and quad-core Snapdragon processor.
Anybody planning on trying to get their hands on one of these?
At this rate, Google might as well just go ahead and show us the final product already. Sheesh.
via: Android Community