Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos GT-B5512 Quick Hands-on [Gallery]


Its not okay to talk about Galaxy Y Duos without mentioning its Qwerty-ed partner. This as I mentioned earlier is one of the most searched for items on this blog. Seems thew concept must have appealed to many. The device is touch and full qwerty form factor. Comes with Android 2.3.6 and is capacitive multi-touch. More on the specs I will list below. Fast forward to dual sim and qwerty, since these are the key selling point of this piece, and the price point ofcourse. With this you can select from the phone settings, what sim card you want to use for data and which one for calls. If you are thinking what am thinking, you have already eliminated the need for the traditional modem. Since you can have both sim cards, the voice sim and the data sim on one device, and still utilise the 7.2Mbps HSDPA  this device offers. Well that will eat up on your battery though, and reduce the battery life.

The qwerty buttons are easy to use, though abit hard when you do the keypress. You have the option for several functions to use the capacitive touch screen. I dont have much stories for this as at now, but see the phone specs below and the photo gallery further below. Images were taken using a Samsung Galaxy S III. Oh, and I forgot to mention, price point I am not sure, but can give you a hint to guess from, its single sim counterpart the Galaxy Y Pro is selling at Kes. 20,000, so for this you could add one or two thousand Kenya shillings. And just like Galaxy Y Duos, you get a free 2GB memory card bundled in.

Phone Specifications:


HSDPA  7.2Mbps  900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900




Android 2.3(Gingerbread)


Main(Rear) : 3 Megapixel fixed-focus camera

Front : VGA Camera


Video : MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Recording : QVGA@24fps, Playback : VGA@30fps


Codec : MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS
Dual SIM
Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0
Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

(Downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung TouchWiz

Social Hub Premium

– Integrated Messaging(Email, SNS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync

– Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM

Google™ Mobile Services
– Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Map™,Syncing with Google Calendar™
Enterprise Solutions

– VPN, EAS, Afaria, CCX, Storage Encryption

Find My Mobile Service
Optical trackpad


Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

USB 2.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity


160MB User Memory + 2GB inbox microSD

microSD (up to 32GB)


110.8 x 63.5 x 11.9 mm, 112.3g


Standard battery, Li-ion 1,350 mAh

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