Future Xperia XZ Premium, XA1, XA1 Ultra versions to let you use two SIMs, microSD card simultaneously

Future Xperia XZ Premium, XA1, XA1 Ultra versions to let you use two SIMs, microSD card simultaneously
The French branch of Sony spilled the beans that the Xperia XZ Premium will be getting a proper dual-SIM version, and so will the Xperia XA1 and the Xperia XA1 Ultra.

Now, what do we mean by "proper"? In a world where the majority of  dual SIM devices allow you to either use two SIMs or a SIM card and a microSD one at the same time, the aforementioned Sony devices above will boast two SIM slots and a dedicated microSD one, allowing you to enjoy the services of two carriers and expanded storage at the same time. 

That's definitely not the first time Sony does this: many previous Xperia devices have been available in such Dual SIM editions, most notably the Xperia Z5, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA, and others.

We have no idea when the "Dual" version of the XZ Premium, XA1, and XA1 Ultra will be hitting the streets; we have no idea what markets these will be arriving in, but as usual, we expect Sony to release those devices across the developing markets and skip the States. We'll let you know if we know more!



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source: @SonyFrance via XperiaBlog

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10 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I've always hated the shenanigan of this faux dual SIM method, where I have to give up the a second SIM slot for MicroSD... Proper dual SIM all the way!

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Now we are talking Huawei & Samsung should take note, this is how its done.

3. bb1rd

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 12, 2017

I have Samsung C9 pro with DUAL sim+MicroSD slot,stereo speakers,4000mAh battery....sony should take note:)

4. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

At first glance your phone looks amazing but once i know its dirty secret i'm no longer impressed. It's not a proper stereo speakers not only because the speaker has weird postitions (one on the earpiece and the other on the bottom side) but also because C9 Pro uses the earpiece speaker as a tweeter and the bottom loudspeaker as the woofer with the earpiece can only really produce high frequency sounds which form about 10% of the total sound being produced by this speaker. It makes the sound feel unbalanced and the problem is getting worse because the size of the phone. 4000mAh is great but the phone gets ridiculously hot while charging using the bundled fast charger so it could be dangerous for someone who charges the phone overnight. Source: Gsmarena The XZ Premium and XA1/XA1 Ultra still far from perfect but at least Sony put a proper stereo speakers on their flagship. There also Qnovo and Battery Care features that will increase the battery unit lifespan and prevent unwanted accident or damage because overcharging.

7. bb1rd

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 12, 2017

Ok ..i have c9 pro and phone is amazing!!! And sound is GREAT (i had htc one max,nexus6,6p..and few more stereo phones) and i know what iam talking. and my phone doesnt gets ridiculously hot while charging...and who charges phone overnight??? Thats rediculous :D Its called FAST charging for reason ;)I cant argue good in english..so ok i will not write enymore.:) Once again..i have c9 pro and its amazing phone. (sorry for my english)

8. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Let's say from my perspective, 3/4 of all smartphone users charge their phones overnight.

10. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

I guess you do not understand what you're talking about because if you really ever have a phone with stereo speakers as you admit you'll understand the big difference between true stereo speakers like the on Xperia XZ Premium and "fake/unbalanced" stereo speakers like the the one on Galaxy C9 Pro a true stereo speakers will provide you far more immersive sound experience even when the output is not very loud. Based on my personal experience that stayed one roof with my friends when I was in college, i know that many people charge their phone overnight or leave it for a long time. We do not need to argue because if you think the information given by gsmarena is wrong or misleading, just prove if they are wrong like showing it via video on Youtube.

5. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

We are talking about high end smartphones not mid range or low end smartphone only high end smartphone I know that's uses 2 sim cards plus an SD card is the LG V20 dual sim version and that's last years phone.

9. Serious85

Posts: 19; Member since: May 23, 2017

I have Sony xperia c5 ultra since 2015, dual sim+ sd.....

6. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

What I want is a Dual Sim with a Dual MicroSD card Slot! Sony isn't for a game to release a 128 or even higher internal storage smartphone.

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