Samsung has officially launched a dual-sim version of Galaxy S5 to expand its latest flagship smartphone lineup. The Galaxy S5 dual-sim variant launched exclusively in China, Samsung did it quietly and without even a press release. The Samsung Galaxy S5 dual-SIM has a model number G9009D and is just launching on China Telecom.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 this year at the international Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The device (standard version) has already been unveiled in India and will be available starting April 11.
Samsung Galaxy S5 dual-sim supports CDMA2000 on one of its SIM slots and GSM on the other. There is no LTE radio available, and it has 1.5g of extra weight than the international variant of Galaxy S5. Other than this, the Samsung Galaxy S5 G9009D dual-sim phone is identical to its international version. It features a 5.1-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, the same 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM, 16MP rear camera, IP67 certification and the same 2,800 mAh capacity battery. There is a chance that the battery life will not be as good on the standard device because uses two cellular radios and the same battery.
The Galaxy S5 dual-sim is priced at CNY5,299 ($850) and will launch alongside the standard editions of the Galaxy S5 starting April 11. Unfortunately, the dual-sim variant of Galaxy S5 only available to China Telecom subscribers at this point.
There is no words on the availability of the Galaxy S5 dual-sim model to other countries or to other Chinese carriers apart from China Telecom. Although, there are no details about whether the dual SIM variant of the handset will go on sale outside China or not, but the Samsung is known to launch dual-SIM versions of its handsets in other countries also. So just make your fingers crossed.