Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) which provides telecom service in India under the telecom service provider brand MTS launched MTS Duet, a dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) Android-based smartphone for ₹4,799, on Tuesday.

"The latest in our range of smartphones is MTS Duet. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. Aimed at tech-savvy youth, it comes bundled with aggressive high speed data and voice plans. "Said MTS India Chief Marketing and Sales officer Leonid Musatov in a statement. MTS India was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Sistema of Russia and Shyam Group of India.

MTS Duet sports a 3.5-inch HVGA display with 320x480 pixel resolution and runs on a 1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor. It features a 3-megapixel rear camera, 256MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD support.

The key specs of the phone include:

Display 3.5 inch HVGA TFT LCD display
Memory User memory: 81 MB, 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM
OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor 1GHZ Qualcomm snapdragon S1 processor
Connectivity Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth v2.1, USB 2.0
Battery 1200 mAh battery
Camera 3.0 MP Camera
Additional features Dual SIM Dual Stand by: EVDO (CDMA) + GSM

The smartphone comes bundled with unlimited talk time for local calls and also unlimited mobile internet service for the first two months for a recharge of ₹599.

Apart from MTS, South Korean giant Samsung also recently launched an ultra-affordable smartphone, Galaxy Star, for ₹5,240. The device sports a 3-inch screen, 1GHZ single core processor with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 2-mega pixel camera, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of internal expandable storage capacity.