Samsung D980 gets official, in Russia at least

One of the first touchscreen phones to support two SIM cards simultaneously, the Samsung D980, has finally gone official. The D980 was first seen in July, with China Mobile’s logo on it and thus bound for China.

Now Samsung has announced the phone in Russia, the first European country where it will be on sale. 

With a design obviously borrowed from the one of Samsung F480, the D980 definitely looks good, although my first impression upon seeing it was that its display should have been a bit larger.

Users can put two SIM cards into the D980, but these will work only on the 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE bands, as the phone doesn’t have 3G connectivity. 

The rest of D980’s specs include:

  • 2.6 inch touchscreen with 262K colors and 240 x 320 pixels
  • TouchWiz UI
  • 5 MP camera with autofocus, flash and video
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
    Music & video player
  • FM radio
  • Document reader
  • microSD card support, up to 2 GB
  • 117 grams, 97.5 x 55 x 16 mm

The South Korean manufacturer hasn’t announced the price of Samsung D980 yet. But the dual SIM feature and the 5 MP cam are almost guaranteeing that the phone won’t be too affordable.

Via Samsung Russia

Author: Ilinca Nita

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