The South Korean tech-giant has introduced the dual-sim variant of its flagship Galaxy S5 in the Chinese market. Two months since the announcement of Galaxy S5 in February 2014, it’s now come under the banner of the dual-sim smartphone league.
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 dual-sim model (SM G9009D) will be available on China Telecom for CNY 5,299 (approx $852.99). However, there is no word on when it would be launched in other markets or on other carriers in China.
The dual-sim variant of Galaxy S5 harbors more or less similar features as of the original. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor and 2GB RAM. Similar to the original S5, it sports a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display and is available in 16 GB and 32 GB internal storage variants. While the first sim slot is supported by GSM, the second sim supports the CDMA2000 band. The dual sim variant, however, doesn’t come with LTE and weighs 1.5 grams more than the original.
The battery of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 version remains 2800 mAh- same as the basic version. Other features of the new variant, like dust and water resistant certification, a 16 MP rear camera and 2.1 MP front camera are directly inherited from the original Galaxy S5. Powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, Samsung Galaxy dual sim will hit the Chinese market on 11th April.
The customized version for China Telecom—model number G9009D— has been officially listed on Samsung’s China Website. Galaxy lovers will get their hands on the latest flagship on April 11th. Meanwhile, silence has been maintained on its availability in other countries.