China to get dual-SIM version of GALAXY Note II

When Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy Note, which is basically a 5.3 inch tablet hybrid device or a phablet, it has showered with lot of criticism from users saying it wasn’t practical to have such a big screen on a phone. Things turned out to be different after the launch of Galaxy Note, and it turned out to be incredibly successful. Samsung managed to sell more than 10 million units of this phablet, and announced the successor, the Samsung Galaxy Note ll, few days back.

As you know, phones which support dual-SIM cards are popular overseas, and extremely popular in China. In China, dual-SIM phones are so popular that it may be actually tough to find a phone in the Chinese electronic market which supports only 1 SIM card. Now, the Chinese cell phone market is gigantic, and launching a phone which supports only 1 SIM may be a bit out of context. From corporate point of view, ignoring such a market isn’t an option either, so it all comes to company molding their devices in order to appeal the customers, and Samsung is said to be taking that option. Samsung has decided to take the sequel unit of its phablet, the 5.5 inch Samsung GALAXY Note II, and add support for dual-SIM cards, especially for the Chinese market. The above picture shows the Chinese version of Samsung Galaxy Note II with its back cover removed. The image reveals that there are actually three slots, instead of just two on the international version. One slot is for microSD card, one for a regular-sized SIM card and third one supports a micro SIM card. Apart from that extra SIM slot, the device is exactly identical to the Samsung GALAXY Note II that was introduced during the Samsung Unpacked event late last month in Berlin.

The dual-SIM card phablet will be reportedly sold via China Unicom, though there’s no word on pricing or availability date. Over the years, China has become the number one smartphone market in the world, so bending by adapting a feature or two designed for the local market in order to please customers is a common practice in the smartphone business. Chinese buyers will be surely pleased by the dual SIM 5.5 inch GALAXY Note II, and there is a good chance that this device will also land in neighboring countries where dual SIM devices are popular, such as India for instance.

The Samsung GALAXY Note II boasts 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 720 x 1280. The screen is brilliant and has a pixel density count of 267ppi. Powering the device is a quad-core 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 processor along with 2 gig of RAM on board. There’s an 8 megapixel camera on the rear which is able to capture video in 1080p at 30fps, while the 1.9 megapixel camera does its job on the front. A giant 3100 mAh battery takes care of the power department, and of course the device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. What are your thoughts on dual SIM version of Galaxy Note 2. Let us know using the comment form below.

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