The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have a dual-SIM variant, support pages suggest


Samsung is well-known for not being that good at keeping its secrets, even when it comes to information published to its own website. It's been just a few days since the latest occasion of an unreleased product making its way to Samsung's support pages, and yet here we are again. But today's piece of info is regarding none other than the Galaxy Note 8, the company's next flagship set to release in less than two weeks.

The device recently made its way to Samsung's Austrian site under the code number, SM-N950F, but with a curious /DS suffix slapped at the end. And that last part could pretty much stand for one thing only — the Note 8 is all but guaranteed to have a dual-SIM variant.

This being Samsung, however, U.S. folks shouldn't get too excited about getting a dual-SIM Samsung flagship just yet: past Samsung devices with support for two SIM cards have been exclusively released in their Exynos-equipped variants, which are not sold officially in the U.S. Stranger things have happened, sure, but we choose to remain skeptical for now.


Whatever the case, we'll find out most of the missing details about the Note 8 fairly soon (though there seem to be very few of those remaining), as the device is set to launch next Wednesday, August 23. We know almost everything there is to know about the device already, thanks to the countless leaks we've seen so far, so to get the full scoop on the device, head to our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumor review.

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not surprising, as most of Samsung's flagship phones have had dual-SIM versions since forever.

3. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

This is certainly not news. Dual-sim is standard virtually everywhere outside North America these days and as stated before all their flagships have dual-sim models.

4. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

All my Samsung phones im buying the imported Variants ( Exynos) They have much better battery life and are dual sim + micro sd card hybrid. They imported ones are cheaper and better.

2. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

At the sacrifice of having an SD Card housed within it? No thanks.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On many Samsung phones, the phoen has 2 total trays, with one that holds a single SIM and the other holds the SIM and the microSD. But there are new trays that hold all 3. https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1SsveQpXXXXbRXVXXq6xXFXXXK/New-Dual-SIM-Single-SIM-Micro-SD-Card-Holder-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S7-G930F-S7-Edge.jpg

5. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

What does the Dual SIM/SD Card Tray look like? The Single SIM SD Card tray is really flimsy already, Can't imagine dealing with 3 cards on the plastic tray

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Almsot ever Galaxy model has a duos model. This isn't news at all. Every Note has a Duos, if its released in certain countries because a dual sim is required. Because many carriers have such poor data, you can install a 2nd SIM just for data, or so you can have 2 numbers on the same phone. I really wish the FCC would require this too. That way you can have 2 sims from 2 carriers in one phone, so if you are in a an area where one carriers has no/bad coverage, you have a 2nd SIM as backup.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

"I really wish the FCC would require this too." Dual-sim isn't a requirement anywhere in the world. It's an option but is so common now I can't even consider a non dual-sim phone any more. Unfortunately the average US consumer has been brainwashed into buying grade 2 flagships.

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