Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 arrives in India for INR 7,999

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3Ten months after the launch of Galaxy S Duos 2 in India, Samsung has released the new Galaxy S Duos 3 smartphone in the country. The phone has been priced at INR 7,999 (MRP: INR 8,590), revealed Mumbai-based mobile phone retailer Mahesh Telecom.

Featuring a 4-inch WVGA display, the Galaxy S Duos 3 doesn’t seem to include any upgrades over its predecessor apart from probably Android version, which is not confirmed at this moment but is expected to be Android 4.4. The phone is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and comes with 5MP rear camera with LED flash, GPS, Glonass, 1500 mAh battery, dual-SIM support, 3G and the usual connectivity options. Other specifications are a mystery right now. (Update: Full specifications have been revealed, check at the end of the report)

On the software front, Samsung has included support for 14 Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, and Marathi. The phone is currently available in Black colour option.

The phone is yet to be officially launched in the country but we expect an official announcement in the coming days.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 (G313HU) key specifications

  • 4-inch WVGA display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 4.4
  • 5 MP camera with LED flash, VGA front camera
  • FM Radio
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 1500 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3

  • alex edwards

    Waste phone again..very poor in performance like old previous sibling..even very slow.. with 512MB RAM what we can do. fu*** phone.. even the cost is also higher.. Waste to buy this..

  • Tapas Sys

    Smart working. As android 4.4 runs smoothly on 512 RAM, for entry level smart phone it is acceptable. That’s how they are asking for less bucks and far better hardware in compare to 2nd/3rd positioned company.

    • Kanaga Deepan N

      STOCK Android 4.4 runs smoothly on 512MB RAM and NOT on BLOATWIZ ROM… So reduction of RAM is NOT at all a good step, imho…

  • http://www.digit.in/forum/buying-advice/150741-complete-smartphone-buyers-guide.html kaushik

    the only reason Samsung doesn’t care about updating hardware is people who buy their phones doesn’t care about hardware too or have no idea what a processor is at the first place. or a mobile too got a processor. now they are shipping their mobiles with latest android out of the box which is way easier to explain than things like processing core & processor brand.
    and when their mobiles lag, their reply “android always lag”. still sticking to their small dream crapsung words.

  • APK

    @Samsung Good days are coming to cry hard in dark

  • Kanaga Deepan N

    WOW… They have reduced RAM from 768MB to 512MB and call it as an upgraded phone?? WTF they are smoking???

    • View From The Top

      They did that with the Core 2 as well. This is called the arrogance of power. The power of being the number 1 mobile maker in the world.

      Much as we despise them, they’re still cool for the tech illiterate masses. Two of my cousins recently upgraded to the Grand Neo for 15 K and the S5 for 35K inspite of asking for my advice and me telling them about everything from the ZenFone 5 to the upcoming Moto ‘Shamu’. They actually believe that Samsungs are $exy in a way Motos and Asuses are not. Oh well.

      So much for the Samsung era coming to an end. Unfortunately, that’s not happening any time soon. Neither are they’re going to rectify their ways, nor are the consumers going to stand up to be counted. How can you blame them if we want to be fleeced ourselves. We deserve Samsung and their ilk. Sad, but true. :-(

      • Kanaga Deepan N

        It will never help them in long run… May be helpful in making some quick bucks… Guess what happened to Nokia, the ex-number ONE and their resistance to change?

        Agree most buyers are tech illiterate, but many ask geeks before investing money in a phone, which they will never change for two years minimum…

        I have earlier recommended those people to Samsung years back (when Sammy was not this bad and we have not much choice either), but now, I recommend Moto G / E nowadays and choices are there…

        Sammy is already feeling the heat… If they keep on behaving like this, they will go down even if they later started giving good products at reasonable rates… (This is TRUE for today’s NOKIA too) KARMA IS A B!TCH…

        • View From The Top

          I agree with you that it doesn’t pay in the long run to take your customers for granted. But who cares when all you need is to show your shareholders a fat bottomline at the next AGM!

          I wrote this somewhere a few weeks ago – long story short, my cousin asked me to select for her a 15K mobile, and inspite of my advice about the ZenFone 5 and Moto G/G2, she went ahead and bought a ‘cool’ Grand Neo anyways.

          It’s just that the brands that are cool for us, ain’t so for them and the brands they perceive to be cool (Apple, Samsung etc.), you and I wouldn’t touch with a bargepole at least till things change and that ain’t gonna happen in the foreseeable future.

  • Jas

    Looks like they have given a software update to the hardware of last year and branded as the next iteration… they will rest in peace for sure!

  • IHaveNeverUsedAnAndroidMobile

    Another hopeless product from a pathetic company…

  • V

    Another bullshit from Samsung. Never learn.