Remember the Samsung SCH-I939D that popped up in China all the way back in November as a dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S III?
Well, now it’s official. Samsung has announced it for the Chinese market, and it’s called the Galaxy S III Duos. Rather than being a regular dual-SIM device though it’s dual-mode, meaning it supports both GSM/HSPA-based networks via SIM card, as well as CDMA networks. And that’s important, since it will be offered by China Telecom, that country’s smallest carrier and the only one to have CDMA network.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Duos is almost identical to its non-dual-mode capable internationally-selling sibling, except for the fact that its battery has 30 mAh more capacity. And, obviously, that dual-mode thing.
Official renders of the handset aren’t available yet, but it’s expected to look just like a non-Duos version of the Galaxy S III. The image above comes via IT168 and was leaked last year when the first details about the I939D became available.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Duos runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.9 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and a 2,130 mAh battery. It will be available in ‘marble white’ and ‘pebble blue’ just like the Galaxy S III originally was.
There’s no word yet on pricing and a release date, but we expect it to be a tad more expensive than the vanilla Galaxy S III is in China.
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