Samsung has started accepting preorders of the dual SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5, also known as Galaxy Note 5 Duos, according to media reports.
All markets where the dual SIM variants usually get released will apparently see the new Galaxy Note 5 variant in the store shelves soon, GSM Arena reported, citing a source from Philippines. However, it is worth noting that, Samsung has not released the dual SIM variants of the previous generation devices in many countries including the U.S. Therefore, this device might also be confined to selected regions across the globe.
Selected international variants have been made available to the U.S. customers via online retailers like Expansys USA, in the past. Therefore, it is a matter of time before we get to know if the retailers would make this handset available to interested international customers in the country.
On the other hand, the actual retail unit of the dual SIM Galaxy Note 5 has reportedly been photographed in all possible angles including the contents of the box in Taiwan. It was initially rumored that the Galaxy Note 5 Duos will support microSD card, unlike the original Note 5. However, going by the photographs from Taiwan, it is now clear that the Duos variant will not come with a microSD card slot.
Earlier rumors also pointed out that the Galaxy Note 5 Duos could use the second SIM card slot to double as the microSD card slot. But then, the latest photos show just two normal cut-outs to house nano-SIM cards in the tray. Interested readers can check out the Galaxy Note 5 Duos photos from ePrice Taiwan. The photos pertain to the gold-platinum variant with 32 GB of internal storage capacity.