Samsung has announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S Duos Android smartphone. The Duos name indicates that it's a dual-SIM model, ideal for those tired of carrying two phones, or who spend their time hopping across borders regularly.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos may have some of Galaxy S III's styling, but this a lower-spec device. 

In terms of hardware, Samsung reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S Duos has a 1GHz processor, a 1500mAh battery and 4GB of on-board storage, which sets it near entry level in modern terms. There is a microSD card slot for expansion, however.

Around the back is a 5-megapixel camera which, although limited in pixels, probably won't be a cause for concern.

The Android handset measures 63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5mm, so it's pretty compact, and at 120g, lightweight too. There is a 4-inch display on the front, with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos will arrive running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with the familiar skin over the top.

Samsung boast that the S Duos offers "always on" dual-SIM functionality, so if you have a domestic calling plan and a foreign data plan, for example, it should all be easy to manage.

It's launching initially in Europe, before rolling out to other territories, and we notice a note at the bottom of Samsung's details that indicates the LTE version will differ in specs – so if you're lucky enough to live in an LTE area, keep your eyes peeled. 

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos will be landing in Europe in September. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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