Samsung unveils Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS entry level smartphones

19 January 2012 by
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Samsung today announced the Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS smartphones. These are running Samsung's proprietary OS, has a 3 inch display and a 3.2 megapixel camera

Samsung Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS announced 

Samsung today announced two entry-level smartphones. The Samsung Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS are two identical phone models, except that the DUOS model has room for two SIM cards. Samsung's Star range of phones has historically sold very much, but we doubt these two phone models beat the sales numbers of the first Star model. It was sold in 30 million units.

Samsung Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS replaces the Star II which was announced just one year ago. The Star 3 models does not add much better hardware and the display size is still 3 inch, camera is still a 3.2 megapixel and the battery is the same 1000 mAh. The only hardware changes we can find by comparing the specs is a change in a smaller size and a change in display resolution. The older Star II had a 3 inch, 240 x 400 pixel resolution screen while the new Star 3's has 3 inch displays with a 240 x 320 resolution.

Star 3 images


Both Star models has the Samsung ChatON social networking service. It is cross-platform service which enables sign-in without ID or password. The ChatON service is also available for the Android platform, at it will soon be available on Bada, iPhone and Blackberry as well.

Star 3 DUOS images


Samsung Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS highlights

  • Weight: 95 gram
  • Size: 102 x 58 x 11.5 mm
  • Networks: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 3 inch touchscreen display, 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • 3.2 megapixel camera, fixed focus
  • QCIF Video capture
  • 20 MB available RAM. Expandable up to 16 GB with microSD card
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 1000 mAh battery
  • FM Radio
  • Star 3 DUOS only: Dual SIM card

The Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS will be available in Russia in late January and gradually rolled out in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia. The Star 3 DUOS will also be available in Southwest Asia.

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