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Apple iPhone dual-SIM variant isn't coming to India anytime soon

The dual-SIM iPhone is only expected to be available in China

  • Published: August 5, 2018 4:35 PM IST
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Apple is set to launch three new iPhones in September this year and the rumors around the devices just seem to be pilling up. However, one of the more interesting ones we’ve come across lately suggest that Apple could be launching dual-SIM variants of the 6.5-inch iPhone Plus variant and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone variant. While the idea of a dual-SIM iPhone made a lot of us happy, a new report suggests the feature to be limited to one of the two models, that to only in one market.

According to a report published on The United Daily News, Apple will be bringing the dual-SIM functionality only to the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which is also said to be the affordable variant in the lineup. The report further adds that the specific iPhone variant will exclusively be available in China and not in any other markets, which means it won’t be coming to India as well. However, there is a good chance that Apple might reconsider the decision at a later stage.

The report cites Foxconn employees, who claim that the iPhone models currently in production have been assigned different codes, which are said to be 801, 802, 803, and 804. The latter from the lot is suggested to be the dual-SIM variant of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Apple’s decision to launch a dual-SIM iPhone comes from its strategy to gain some of Android market share in China that use multiple numbers.

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While we’ve already seen leaked images of three new iPhones, a recent video posted on Mobile Fun gives us more insight on their design. it’s clear that all the iPhones will be sporting more or less a similar design, with a notch display. The 6.1-inch LCD variant is said to feature a single-rear camera, further cutting down on its cost. Rumors have also suggested the iPhone to be priced around $600, with the dual-SIM variant costing slightly bit higher.

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  • Published Date: August 5, 2018 4:35 PM IST