Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S4 goes official, Exynos 5 Octa in tow

26 April, 2013

Weíve known that there will be a dual-SIM version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 since before the smartphone was even official. Now Samsung has officially unveiled the I9502 Galaxy S4 with two SIM slots.

It has almost the exact same specs as the I9500, the Exynos 5 Octa version of the Galaxy S4. That means the same 5" 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 13MP main camera, Android 4.2 with TouchWiz magic and even the same dimensions (the I9502 is 2 grams heavier, but we doubt anyone will notice).

The Samsung I9502 Galaxy S4 is for China only for now, itís not clear if the company will launch this model worldwide.

Thereís another Chinese model, the I9508, which is a single-SIM Galaxy S4 with a Snapdragon 600 chipset. This one is China specific and differs from the I9505 in its TD-SCDMA support (the 3G tech in China).

If youíll recall, the rumored Galaxy S4 mini also has model numbers ending on these digits, 0 for the base version, 2 for dual-SIM, 5 for LTE (itís possible that 0 and 5 will use Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets respectively) and 8 for the Chinese version.

As you might know the rumor mill expects yet another version of the Galaxy S4, a water-resistant one, so Samsung may not be done with the major announcement just yet.

Source 1 (in Chinese) ē Source 2 (in Chinese)