Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos Unboxing

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Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 (SM-G9009D) with Dual-SIM support in China back in April, but it only had CDMA and GSM support. Later the company launched the Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD) with LTE Cat 4. support in markets like UAE, and it is calling it Galaxy S5 Duos LTE. We managed get one. Check out the unboxing video below.

As you can from the image above, the phone has SIM card manager option to configure each SIM. It has Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) support that allows you to have two SIM cards active all the time, enabling you to receive a call on first SIM, even if you are already using the other.

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It has the exactly the same design as the single SIM variant of the Galaxy S5. There is a LTE and Duos branding on the back of the smartphone. It is dust and water resistant and has similar specifications of the single SIM LTE variant, including a 5.1-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Android 4.4  (KitKat) OS, 16-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording,  2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory microSD, Infrared LED, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth v4.0 LE, GPS, USB 3.0, NFC and a 2800 mAh battery.

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Since it has Qualcomm Modem for 4G LTE, it has a Qualcomm 4G sticker.

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In addition to the SD card and a SIM card slot above the battery compartment, there is a secondary SIM slot. Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 LTE (SM-G900I) with quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC in India last month. It doesn’t support LTE Band 40 for India, similar to the single SIM Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) variant, so we can’t expect it to launch here.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram