Today Samsung announced the upcoming launch of Samsung B5702 - their latest dual-standby mobile phone, which allows users to use two SIM cards in one mobile phone simultaneously.
Coming with enhanced dual SIM interface and new visual indicators, the Samsung B5702 is also one of the only two dual SIM phones ever made that have quad-band GSM/GPRS support.
Let's remind you that Samsung B5702 saw daylight for the first time at the MWC 2009 in Barcelona. It was briefly introduced and somehow it didn't attract much attention amidst the crowd of high-end devices.
Samsung B5702 Duos offers a large 2.4" 256K TFT QVGA display and provides two external LED lights that indicate which SIM card is being defaulted for calls and messages. Another specific dual SIM feature is dedicated side key that's used for choosing which SIM card to use for communication without rebooting the phone.
The dual quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support allows users to use data traffic on either one of the SIM cards, depending on the users preference. The only other quad-band dual SIM phone is the WinMo-based Acer DX900, which was already released on the market a few days ago.
Samsung B5702 also boasts various multimedia functions including an MP3 and MPEG4 players, an FM radio with RDS and a 3 megapixel autofocus camera. Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP and a document viewer complete the rest of the specifications.
Using two SIM cards in one phone is increasingly an option many are willing to consider as it allows users to combine two calling plans from different carriers for the benefit benefit of choosing the most optimal call pricing (or simply for combining your business and personal calls on one device). No wonder then, one of the top cell phone makers are reaffirming their commitment to address this kind of demand.
Samsung B5702 will be launched in several markets, starting with Russia (which explains the lack of 3G support) in May 2009 at the price of about 420 US dollars (roughly 310 EUR).