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Many people now carry around two cell phones in order to have a business and personal lines. With smartphones increasing in size, carrying two different handsets around can get quite annoying, which is why dual SIM smartphones have come around. While most of them are pretty lackluster, the popular and powerful Samsung Galaxy S3 looks like it will be getting a dual SIM variant that should have consumers excited.
According to a report from Unwired View, a Samsung Galaxy S3 model SCH-i939D has been spotted in China. The SCH-i939D Galaxy S3 sports two SIM slots - one GSM slot and one CDMA slot. This will allow for two phone numbers to work via the same handset.
The dual SIM Galaxy S3 looks like it will retain the same specs as the international Galaxy S3. This means the smartphone will have a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, and 1GB RAM. The SCH-i939D Galaxy S3 will also have the same 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera as the normal, single SIM Galaxy S3.
The only difference is that the SCH-i939D Galaxy S3 will come with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. Most Galaxy S3 owners around the world have already received their Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update, but some countries, including certain carriers here in the United States, have been slow to roll out the upgrade, leaving some owners still waiting.
Samsung is also slated to release a dual SIM Galaxy Note 2, and while there is no pricing on the SCH-i939D Galaxy S3, it should be cheaper than the dual SIM Galaxy Note 2. The dual SIM Galaxy S3 should be releasing next month, according to reports from around the web.
As of now, there is no indication that this dual SIM Galaxy S3 will be releasing across a wide range of markets. It is doubtful that the United States will ever receive it, but there is a good chance that more Asian countries other than China might receive the variant.
Does a dual SIM Galaxy S3 have you excited? Is the dual SIM feature enticing enough to make you to buy a particular smartphone?