Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 Now Available in India at Rs 7,999: Should You Upgrade?

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The fear of losing market share may have forced Samsung to reconcentrate on getting back to the low-end of the Indian handset market. After launching the Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Star Advance and Galaxy Ace NXT smartphones in India back in July, the Galaxy S5 maker is expected to launch yet another affordable phone - the Galaxy S Duos 3.

A leading Mumbai-based retailer - Mahesh Telecom has apparently claimed the new Samsung-made device would cost Rs. 8,590 (MRP). Notably, the retailer already started selling the device at a price of Rs. 7,999. The new phone comes at an affordable price segment and offer above average specs and features.

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Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 Now Available in India at Rs 7,999

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 - Highlighted Specifications

Specs-wise, the Galaxy S Duos 3 is certainly a step-up from previous offerings from the South Korean giant. The device features a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480-pixels. It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor, paired with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot. In comparison to the Galaxy S Duos 2, which had a modest 768MB of RAM, its successor seems under powered. The phone is running the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat).

In the imaging department, there's a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a VGA quality front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 1500mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Dual-SIM, FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 and more. And, there is dual-SIM connectivity present like its predecessor. Samsung is yet to announce the retail availability of the Galaxy S Duos 3 in India yet.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 - Should You Upgrade?

If you are thinking to your replace your old phone, make sure you check out other available options. More importantly should you upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3? The Galaxy S Duos 3 isn't the best option available onto market. Instead, you can check out the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, which retails for Rs. 5,999. It is not only affordable but offers better features and specs at Rs. 5,999.

Take a closer look at its specs: 4.7-inch HD display; 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor; 1GB of RAM; 2000mAh battery; 8MP rear camera; 1.6MP front camera; 8GB of internal memory; a microSD card slot; dual-SIM; 3G; 2G; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

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