Samsung may be losing a little bit of marketshare slowly but surely to other smaller OEMs, but we mustn’t forget that they still reign supreme when it comes to the amount of handsets sold. In part they are able to do this because they spend an insane amount of money on marketing and advertising, but they also manufacture and ship all kinds of handsets all over, not just the mid to high-end devices that we like to see from them like the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy note 4. Sometimes people tend to forget the legions of low end, and borderline mid-range phones that Samsung produces, like the low-end Samsung Galaxy S Duos line of phones shipped and sold in India.
Recently, an online Indian retailer had posted up their latest item for sale to their Facebook page, and it appears to be the brand new Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3, the follow up to last year’s Duos 2. As we understand it, Samsung hasn’t officially listed the Duos 3 to their Indian website just yet, but that hasn’t stopped some Indian retailers from apparently selling the device to customers looking to get their hands on it. The phone isn’t a gigantic leap forward in terms of specs and features, save for the software upgrade on the Duos 3 which is Android 4.4 Kit Kat compared to the Duos 2 running Jelly Bean.
For the cost of about $130, any individual who’s from this online retailer named MaheshTelecom will receive a 4-inch display with a pixel resolution of 480 x 800. Just like the Duos 2 it comes with dual SIM support. The Duos 3 also sports 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage which is expandable through the microSD card slot, a 5MP rear facing camera with LED flash, a VGA front facing camera, and a 1,500mAh battery. It also comes packing a 1GHz dual-core processor and supports Bluetooth 4.0. The Duos 3 is also listed as having connection support for HSDPA and wifi a/b/g/n. The cost of the device in the Indian market is 7,999 INR. This isn’t what most people are waiting on from Samsung this week, but it’s a good low range handset for anyone who just needs a smartphone with a few newer features.