Dual SIM versions of Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 have separate microSD card slots, but the Nokia 6 doesn't

Launching globally in the second quarter of the year (April - June), the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 will all have dual SIM variants. However, owners of the Nokia 6 will be a bit disadvantaged in this regard.

Nokia Mobile recently confirmed that the dual SIM variants of the Nokia 5 (pictured above) and Nokia 3 will feature a dual SIM tray in addition to a slot for microSD cards. Sadly, that's not the case with the Nokia 6, as its dual SIM version only has a hybrid SIM/microSD tray - meaning you won't be able to use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. Basically, if you need a microSD card inside your dual SIM Nokia 6, the handset will actually be single SIM.

To be fair, there aren't too many dual SIM phones out there with separate microSD slots, as it's easier for manufacturers to use a single hybrid tray for both your SIM, and microSD needs. So we're certainly glad to see that at least two of Nokia's upcoming smartphones won't have this limitation.

All new Nokia smartphones (dual SIM or single SIM) run Android Nougat out of the box, and will likely be sold unlocked in most relevant markets, including the US. If you want to find out more about the devices, feel free to check out our Nokia 3 hands-on, Nokia 5 hands-on, and Nokia 6 hands-on.

source: Nokia Mobile (Twitter)



1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What's the point of using this stupid hybrid slot?

2. mahima

Posts: 744; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

exactly, now everyone is using it and its pretty much useless

3. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Because the point is as few physical components as possible. These slots need to fit relatively large cards that could be better used for a larger battery or ahem a headphone jack. Not everyone needs dual SIM. Not everyone needs microSD. Its an imperfect solution but its a reasonable compromise for a large majority. I'd rather have a hybrid slot than only a microSD or only a dual SIM. If you dont like it vote with your wallet.

4. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

probably because Nokia 6 has bigger internal storage compare to 5 and 3

5. KingSam

Posts: 1516; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

And emerging markets for the lower end models where people actually use dual sims.

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