Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S IV heads to China

A dual SIM variant of the Galaxy S IV has been confirmed by Samsung.  The handset will boast almost the exact same features as the non-dual SIM Exynos model, but with the exception that it does not support LTE and is a bit heavier.

The dual SIM GS4 is reportedly reserved for the Chinese market, and there are no words as to its availability elsewhere.  Despite not having LTE capability, the handset still boasts the big.LITTLE ARM configuration that is found in the Exynos 5 Octa.  All the other goodies such as the 4.99-inch Super AMOLED 1080p display and the 13MP rear shooter are also present.

 Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S IV heads to China

HTC has also made a dual SIM variant of its One handset available in China.  Another perk for the Chinese HTC One is microSD expansion capability—something that many non-China HTC One users would also like to have.

Samsung is also said to launch another GS4 variant that is ruggedized to meet the demands of professionals and power users.  Spec-wise, there are no confirmations as to what the armor-clad GS4 will feature, but if it’s heading to the U.S. and parts of Europe then we’re expecting it to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 instead of the Exynos 5 Octa.