The Chief Hero isn’t aimed at the typical smartphone user but at a market looking for a robust, cheaper phone. The press release stated that it is a “GPRS Smart dual-SIM phone designed for cost-sensitive users”. That suits South Africa’s needs perfectly, especially as it is a stronger phone. The dual-SIM aspect lets users take advantage of various mobile operator price plans, in one phone, simultaneously, instead of having to carry around multiple phones or SIM cards.
The two SIM cards are always on, allowing the user to never miss a call. The Chief Hero has TGPRS dual band technology and a 1000mAh battery, which allows the user to talk for up to 11 hours. It also has a 550 hour standby time. It only has a 1.8-inch TFT screen, but for the market it is aimed at, this suits well. It also boasts MP3 capabilities and FM Radio.
Facebook and web-browsing is also available. There is no word yet on which operators will be offering the Samsung Chief Hero.