KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has revealed that its Galaxy S Duos smartphone will not be released the UK, despite earlier hinting that the dual-SIM Galaxy S3 alternative would be making its way to Blighty.
The firm unveiled the device on 20 August and said that it would be "available from September starting in Europe and rolled out across other territories".
However, no word on the device's availability has been revealed and Samsung confirmed to The INQUIRER on Wednesday that it will not launch the device in the UK.
"The UK will not be ranging the Galaxy S Duos," a company representative said.
We asked Samsung for more information on why this is the case and if this had always been the intention, but the firm declined to offer any more information by the time of publication.
Samsung touted the Galaxy S Duos as a dedicated business device with a "Dual-Sim Always On" feature designed to allow users to receive calls on one SIM number while also taking calls from the other.
This would help regular travelers avoid issues relating to switching SIM cards while moving between countries and avoiding expensive roaming charges.
The Galaxy S Duos runs Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and is powered by a fairly small 1GHz single-core processor.
Earlier this week the company announced that the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone will be released in the UK on 1 October. This device features a 5.55in screen and can be used with the firm's S-Pen stylus for notetaking and document editing. µ
This article was originally published on V3.
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