Movies do come in sequels, and other follow up stories if the franchise proves itself to be successful enough to warrant such a move, and the same can be said about smartphones, too. Say what you will about high end smartphones, there will always be the entry level market that will see a far bigger customer base, and Samsung knows this. A couple of years ago, they released the Galaxy S Duos, while last year saw the roll out of the Galaxy S Duos 2. This time around, the Galaxy S Duos 3 (model number SM-G313HU) has already been spotted to go on sale on an Indian retailer despite the handset not having an official mention on the Samsung website just yet, sporting an asking price of $130 thereabouts after conversion.
The Galaxy S Duos 3 will run on a dual-core 1.0GHz processor and Android 4.4 KitKat as the mobile operating system of choice. Other hardware specifications include a 4” display at 480 x 800 pixels resolution, HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 5MP shooter at the back and a VGA front-facing camera, an LED flash, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and a 1500 mAh battery. Will it arrive in other regions? Only time will be able to tell.
Children can be exceptionally adorable at times, and they also happen to say the darndest things when you least expect them to. One great attribute about children would be their innocence – and how they are upright honest with you regardless of the matter at hand. Hence, when Sorin Stroilescu saw his old and faithful iPhone 3GS that was sitting on a shelf broken, he thought that the culprit was one of his daughters. Sitting down and berating them, they denied that they had anything to do with it. Sorin then checked up on the situation and realized that they were telling the truth after all – as the iPHone 3GS’ battery swelled up by itself, pushing out the screen in the process.
This grotesque look of what used to be a flagship smartphone is a definite turn off, and imagine what would have happened had Sorin actually be using the handset when the “big bang” happened? I wonder if consumer electronics should come with a “Best Used By” date after all, just like other kinds of fast moving consumer goods.