Russia’s version of the FCC, the Russian Federal Communication Agency (ROSCOM), has approved a dual-SIM version of the HTC One (M8) to be sold across the country. This, however, doesn’t tell us when this model will actually hit the stores, but with that hurdle out of the way, chances are we won’t be waiting for too long until we see it popping up across phone stores in Russia and, we assume, few other markets.
Last year’s HTC One (M7) had its dual-SIM variant so we presumed the new model will follow suit. Alas, we can hardly imagine this bad boy hitting portfolios of major carriers; rather, those who need the One M8 that can sing along two different networks will have to get it in its unlocked form, paying a hefty premium along the way.
One interesting thing is that the unit ROSCOM engineers got to play with also has a removable 2600mAh battery, which an added feat of the dual-SIM HTC One M8 variant. In comparison, the regular, single-SIM One M8 has a non-removable cell. Pretty cool, I would say.