Chinese website Bolopad says the smartphone will become available starting November 24. China Telecom will be the first to sell the dual SIM Galaxy Note II, and Bolopad has photos of it bearing the carrier’s logo (see below).
The dual SIM Note looks exactly like the international version, but can accommodate two SIM cards – one for GSM services, and another one for CDMA (unlike in the US, where CDMA networks don’t use cards, in other countries they do). Other than that, the device runs Android Jelly Bean, and comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED HD display, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8MP rear camera.
The official price of the dual SIM Note II has not been unveiled. However, IT186 believes the handset could cost 5,199 CNY – which is quite a lot, meaning around $835 or €655.
In case you’re wondering, Samsung will probably never release a dual SIM version of the Galaxy Note II outside China.
The best dual SIM Samsung smartphone that has seen a wider launch is the Galaxy S Duos, which costs about €260 in Europe, and offers decent specs (including a 4 inch WVGA display, 1GHz processor, and a 5MP rear camera).