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Philippine version of Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature Dual nano SIM slots

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Philippine version of Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature Dual nano SIM slots
According to a report published Sunday, the version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 coming to the Philippines will feature a Dual SIM slot. The report adds that this was requested specifically by Samsung Philippines as the international version of the phone comes with a single SIM slot only. Both slots on the Philippines model will work with a nano SIM card, but only one of them will support 4G LTE. The Philippines variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, on the other hand, will support a single SIM card.

The first versions of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to be released will be the 32GB and 64GB variants in black and white. This is expected to take place on April 10th. The 128GB models will be rolled out in the Philippines at an unspecified date in the future. 

On the off-chance that some how you failed to see the official specs, both models feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1440 x 2560. That works out to a rather tasty 577ppi pixel density. Driving both models is a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU built using the 14nm process. The Mali T-760 GPU is crunching the graphics and there is 3GB of RAM on board. A 16MP rear-facing camera features an aperture of f/1.9 which means it can take great pictures under low-light conditions. A 5MP "selfie snapper" adorns the front of the handset. Android 5.0.2 is pre-installed out of the box.

One difference between the two models can be found with the battery. The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 2550mAh cell while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is powered by a 2600mAh battery.

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source: YugaTech

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posted on 01 Mar 2015, 17:36 2

1. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


If they can fit 2 sims in one sim slot they can aswell fit a micro sd and a sim in one slot. I would be suprised if they didn't since the lack of sd is the only real con in the S6

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 17:55 4

3. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


THEY DONT WANT TO. They just want to play the expensive Apple game.
The CEO said to the carriers "our customers will be ready when you are".
For what? For paying too much money for data due to the lack of storage.
Having microSD, if my phone drops dead, I remove it and I have my files.
No backups all the time.

As for the battery that in 10 min is charging for 4 hours of battery life,
if for 36 hours (idk for 100%) it will need, let's say 1h30min.
I can charge my phone from 0-100% in 5 sec by swapping batteries
and use it right away. Without searching charging spot every 4 hours
or wall hugging.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 19:50 3

11. neops (Posts: 285; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


+ The fact that if you want a new battery you have to spend time and extra money, go to the Samsung store and pay €60 for the battery + €50 for the work, exonerating the stupids that yell: "Yey Samsung, take my money!" Instead of buying it for €40 from an e-store + €6 for the shipping and replace it easily by yourself.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 23:30

25. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I thought the s6 edge will be my first Samsung phone until I see this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kl9fsuHIkk 2:52 :(

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 20:55 1

16. steodoreben (Posts: 228; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


I'm from the Philippines. This means the PH will be part of the first 20 countries for GALAXY S6 and S6 Edge initial rollout (April 10th)? Dual nano SIM slots is good but I'd rather have micro SD card slot instead. I guess I have to wait for 128 GB model. I'm so sad no dual SIM slot for S6 Edge. :3

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 21:31

18. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


I'm sure this will cost around $1000 + TAX.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:03

26. dimas (Posts: 1912; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


My guess would be Php45,000 at most for the S6 128gb and Php54,000 for S6 edge 128gb. Since iPhone 6+ is at Php48,000 in online stores, I'd like to think that Sammy still want to have lower price than the iPhones.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 17:41 2

2. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


MAKE A MICROSD SLOT INSTEAD OF SECOND SIM SLOT YOU IDIOTS!

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 20:08

12. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 59; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Yes. I need a MicroSD card slot.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 20:30

14. dimas (Posts: 1912; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Samsung A3's second sim port can also be used as micro sd slot. Now if they will configure S6 dual just like that, it would be awesome. But I think other Asian countries would also want this variant.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 17:58 4

4. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Probably screwing us with another model with a micro SD slot after some 6 month later, and another for water-resistance.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 18:07

6. Super3310 (Posts: 91; Member since: 06 May 2014)


ur right

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 18:07 3

5. Super3310 (Posts: 91; Member since: 06 May 2014)


SAMSUNG PHONES HERE IN THE PHILS R DAMNED OVERPRICED!!!! THAT 36% TAX THO!!

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 19:11

9. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Nope. It's the same everywhere. It's actually more expensive in Singapore.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 20:34 1

15. dimas (Posts: 1912; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Then buy a clone. Nobody's forcing you to buy their gadgets yes? Russians are getting overcharged with iPhone 6 and they don't complain when they have other options.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 08:46

28. Super3310 (Posts: 91; Member since: 06 May 2014)


nah. im referring about that government tax

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 20:56

29. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


I've been to Singapore, even Thailand and the SRP of smartphones there are slightly more expensive than the SRP in the Philippines... SRP - mall prices, tax included.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 18:18 1

7. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


The absence of SD slot bothers me, 32 gb is just...tiny via today's standards.......64 and 128 gb variant is out of the equation here because we all know they're rip offs.....Why Samsung , Why???

This'll make HTC get more love

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 20:27

13. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It's becasue the mem in the s6 is 2.7 times faster than m9 and iphomes and so on, I..e they not rip you off. It's supper hi end mem they also offer 100gb cloud for free, sd cards are slow and crap linking the sd card mem to the controller will hav made the phone crap

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 21:42 3

19. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


''sd cards are slow and crap''

LOL do you still live in the early 2000's?

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 22:21

22. dimas (Posts: 1912; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Maybe he's buying that cheap kingston sd card clone for $10. People should be aware that sd cards are also cloned rampantly and there's a big difference in buying orginal sandisk from generic chinese branded cards.

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 08:48

32. cezarepc (Posts: 714; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Class 10 "generic Chinese branded cards" will obliterate Class 4 branded cards. When buying a card, you don't only look at the price and storage, you also consider class.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 19:00

8. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Pretty much now encouraged to get the HTC or Sony at worse, if there's no Samsung "Premium" that offers a memory expansion. I don't care how fast the new internal memory is. I want that ability to swap memory cards to my other devices instantly.

And my biggest problem really is not being able to swap batteries too. Samsung you messed it up! I'm happy being able to regain full power in 1 minute!

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 19:35

10. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


You can always get the Note 4 or the Note Edge. There's also the Galaxy Alpha.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 21:08

17. charlesxph (Posts: 34; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)


Dual Sim devices are almost a requirement here in the Philippines because we have two Carriers, neat.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 21:47

20. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Samsung CEO says :

''Yeah, 32 GB with no expansion slot will be a SMART business move, and Let's make a 64 and 128gb variants as well, so that people who's into photography and movies will surely get them, it's worth the premium! Just look at Apple, we follow the same formula, people don't really care if they'd spend a couple of hundred dollars for the extra storage space!''

#YOU'REWRONG......smh

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 21:54

21. Qubez (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


Having a dual sim slot would probably make an impact on the battery , rather have a single sim slot than 2.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 22:28

23. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


But you always have the option to disable it and has no adverse or ill effect on the battery...

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 22:51

24. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


Dual SIM slot is popular in most asian countries. Samsung is trying to beat the competion, even a low end feature phone have this feature for years. Another another SIM is a plus.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:34

27. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Hope the second sim card slot can be a microSD Card, just like in the A series.

posted on 03 Mar 2015, 08:21

30. Fire5 (Posts: 280; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


Who wants a smartphone 128GB to change next year, only ifan I prefer micro SD slot because I have a 128GB to be filled in two generations and when you switch smartphones only sack and installed on the other smartphone. This micro SD is a blow to the smartphone we like Sammy. I have'm thinking of the M9 or am Z4

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 05:46

31. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I'm still wondering who the heck has two nano-SIMs here.

posted on 09 Mar 2015, 06:27

33. rairucas (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Mar 2015)


because the Philippines has two major carriers(Globe and Smart) and some minor carriers which offers unlimited text and call for cheap.

also some people would like to have two sim cards for personal and business purposes.

and LTE on sim 1(Globe and Smart have around 25Mbps LTE speed, but only limited to 3Gb or 5Gb of data) and unlimited text on the other sim card(TM or Sun).

posted on 18 May 2015, 15:57

34. freecatalonia (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


For Europe, is it better to acquire the G920FD or the G9200 version?

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