The Galaxy Note 3 became available unlocked (well, sort of unlocked) and at carriers from around the world over the past couple of weeks. Now it’s time for the dual-SIM version of the device, and, as usual, Samsung first released it in China, a market where devices with dual-SIM capabilities are highly sought after.
The folks at Vietnamese website Zing.vn got their hands on a dual-SIM Galaxy Note 3 unit and put it through a photo-shoot.
The device is identical in terms of aspect and specs with the quad-core Snapdragon 800 version of the single-SIM Note 3 (N9005), with the only difference being the presence of two micro-SIM slots beneath the phone’s removable back cover. The device sells in China unlocked for the equivalent of $1000, just slightly more than the $950 asked for the unlocked single-SIM model. The device in the pictures appears to have a slot for GSM SIMs and one for WCDMA/GSM SIMs, the latter being used on China Unicom.
It’s not clear when and where outside of China would Samsung release the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy Note 3. If you fancy using two SIMs with your Note 3, you may find one at unofficial importers, though you should make sure before purchasing that the phone is unlocked in your region and compatible with the frequencies used by your preferred carriers.