Samsung is extending its champ series with two dual SIM touch screen phones E2562 and E2562W. There is no difference between the two models except the Wi-Fi capability of E2562W. This launch by Samsung should cause some worry to Nokia camp which is riding on Microsoft alliance. Nokia has lagged behind in the dual SIM segment, at least in India. Samsung though a little behind the Indian brands, launched its Guru series. Now Nokia has lost another opportunity to launch a dual SIM touch screen phone in the budget segment.
These champ series phones will have a 1.3 inch resistive touch screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, FM radio, micro SD slot reading 16 GB cards, Bluetooth and WiFi on the E2562W version. The phone comes with a stylus to fiddle with the resistive touch screen. There isn’t much to talk about as these are budget phones and have limited but useful functionality. Before I forget, this phone runs a Java based TouchWiz Lite and not Android. I repeat, these phones do not run Android.
Availability and Price
The Champ Duos are launched in Russia and Middle East. Price is not known. But given Samsung’s love for India and India’s love for dual SIM phones, these phones will hit the ports of Chennai or Mumbai very soon. I expect these phones to be priced in the 4K range.