New Samsung Galaxy smartphones unveiled in SA

Samsung has launched two new Galaxy devices at its 2013 Africa forum today (13 March 2013): a dual-SIM smartphone and active outdoor lifestyle smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

The Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is a dual-SIM device targetted at “people who have busy lives and are always trying to move between their work and personal mobile devices,” Samsung said.

The device features a 5-inch display, a bigger keyboard and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

The device also features Samsung’s Smart technology, including AllShare Play, S-Voice, and SmartStay.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is a smartphone targeted at “active explorers” who enjoy outdoor lifestyles.

The device is built with added durability, being sand and dust proof, and water resistant to a depth of 1 meter.

“You can now take photos under water with the direct camera key, hold on tight to your device with the strap holder and not worry about dropping your phone as the battery cover lock gives added protection,” Samsung said in a statement.

Galaxy Xcover2 specs:

Network HSPA 14.4/5.76 – 900/2100
EDGE/GPRS – 850/900/1800/1900
Processor 1 GHz dual-core processor
Display 100.8mm(4.0”) WVGA(480 x 800) TFT
OS Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera Main(Rear): 5-megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
Sub(Front): VGA camera
Direct camera key
Video H.264, MPEG‐4, H.263, VC‐1, Divx/Xvid, Sorenson Spark, WMV7, WMV8
Recording/ Playback : 720p
Audio MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR‐NB, WMA, FLAC, WAV, MID, IMY, AC3
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Ruggedized
Features
IP67 CertifiedBattery cover lock, Strap holder
GPS A-GPS
Glonass
Connectivity Bluetooth® v 4.0
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Direct
Sensor Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 4GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm, 148.5 g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 1,700mAh
A 2A
Samsung Galaxy Xcover2
Samsung Galaxy Xcover2

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