China’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Duos Cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are hardly a month old following their launch towards the end of last month. In fact, only a handful of markets have received the duo, among them South Korea, China and the U.S.

The variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ that have been confirmed for these markets come with support for single-SIM connectivity. However, there are other markets that are expected to receive the dual-SIM variants of the two phones. One such market is India and so far, the Asian country is already taking pre-orders for the phone, which comes with support for two SIM cards.

While those in the U.S. can forget about seeing a Samsung Galaxy S8 Duos, those in China have something to smile about. According to a listing on Wi-Fi Alliance, fans of the Galaxy S8 in the region will soon be able to get their hands on the dual-SIM variant of the standard S8, but the exact date is not yet known.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has just cleared a Samsung Galaxy S8 variant with model number SM-G9508, an indicator that this is a dual-SIM variant of the phone. Other than coming in with support for dual-SIM connectivity, there won’t be any other changes to the phone’s design, specs and features, however, we cannot confirm whether this second SIM will use the same slot used for microSD card storage, but it’s very possible this will be the case.

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The WFA listing also confirms that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Duos will keep the same Android 7.0 Nougat OS. As for the rest of the specs, you can expect to see a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen with a QHD+ resolution, a Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The battery capacity is 3000mAh while the cameras will also remain at 12MP for the rear and 8MP for the main shooter.

The listing doesn’t include the larger Samsung Galaxy S8+, but the story should also be the same for this model in due time.

Do you prefer a single-SIM or dual-SIM variant of Samsung Galaxy S8 (S8+)? Let us know in your comments below.

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