Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S III i939D caught in China

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S III i939D caught in China

After the Galaxy Note II, Samsung is bringing dual SIM version of the Galaxy S III to China. Like its phablet brother, this version of the Galaxy S III can’t sing along two GSM networks — rather, one SIM card is used for CDMA and the other one for GSM SIM card. Rest of the specs are unchanged and include Sammy’s own 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, dual cameras (8MP on the back, 1.9MP front-facing one), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microSD memory card slot. Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean is running the show with Samsung TouchWIZ UX singing on top.

As usual, we doubt this bad boy will ever be released outside of China, where it will be offered by China Telecom. So if you’re in Europe, you’ll have to settle with a much worse device like the Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562. Not sure why handset makers don’t launch solid dual SIM handsets in the West, but what do I know…

[Via: Unwired View]

  • Cnaimhsi

    Hi, I believe that the reason they don’t promote them is that they like the idea of locking people into their own networks, they do not want say Voda on one sim and O2 on the other. The customer’s wishes are immaterial. I proposed a dual sim concept to the operators back in 2000 when I was working in Dublin, living in London, just not interested, didn’t suit their business models.

  • I for one would dearly love to have a dual mode handset – even if not a Smart Phone.

    I work in rural areas of the US where I get either GSM or CDMA but not both – and my truck has only a single handset booster cradle.

    Split-system unlocked resellers – like StraightTalk/Trackfone are missing out on a viable niche market by failing to sell Dual Mode handsets…

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