The Samsung Galaxy Music Duos GT-S6012 is available online in India after first being announced in October. However, this dual-SIM GSM handset is available on only one retail website for Rs 8,999. It's also on Samsung’s official eStore, where it's priced a little higher at Rs 9,199. However, you currently can't buy the device from the official store, which seems to indicate that the handset is yet to be launched. The device is also evident on Flipkart, but it is not yet available for purchase and is listed as 'Coming soon'.
There seems to be a little bit of confusion regarding the device's launch. We contacted the company regarding the Galaxy Music Duos' availability but they declined to comment on the same. But on further inquiry with Samsung's official dealers at a Samsung Smartphone Cafe store in Mumbai, we were told that the handset was not yet launched. At this point, it's safe to say that if you're interested in purchasing the Galaxy Music Duos, buy it online where it's available.
Samsung Galaxy Music Duos coming soon to stores
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Music in early October. The Galaxy Music runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 3-inch QVGA TFT screen and is powered by an unnamed processor. The Galaxy Music will also be available in a dual-SIM version in the form of the Galaxy Music Duos. The dual-SIM version of this smartphone will bear the same specifications, but will have two SIM slots.
Although it doesn’t look like it’s an audiophile-grade offering, the prominent stereo speakers on the top and bottom of the phone don’t let you doubt for a moment that it’s meant for those who use their smartphones mostly for music. Apart from this, the phone’s specifications sheet boasts of support for any major audio format you’re likely to come across, including mp3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, amr-nb, amr-wb, wav, mid, imy, flac, and wma. You also have a music player with SoundAlive technology and SRS audio modes. Other features include Smart Volume, Music View and a stereo FM radio with RDS.
The Galaxy Music seems like quite a chunky little phone, as the dimensions peg it at 12.25 mm in depth and 106 gm in weight. The Galaxy Music comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin on top of the ICS UI, along with a variety of bloatware including Samsung Hub, Samsung Kies and the Samsung ChatON messenger. You get 4 GB of internal memory, 512 MB of RAM and a standard Li-ion 1300 mAh battery. The device has a fixed-focus 3 megapixel camera with no flash. It can capture video in WVGA format at 25 frames per second.
Here’s a quick look at the highlighted specifications of the Galaxy Music:
- 3.0-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- GPS with GLONASS
- Bluetooth v. 3.0, USB 2.0 (Micro)
- 3 megapixel rear fixed focus camera, no flash
- 4 GB internal memory, microSD expandable up to 32 GB
- Built in FM Antenna (FM Intenna)
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