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Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note 5 up for pre-ordering in the Philippines, indicating that the handset will reach the US soon Reuters

Even before Samsung's high-end Galaxy Note 5 goes up for sale in countries outside Taiwan and China, a dual SIM version is confirmed for a release soon.

However, the dual-SIM units up for pre-ordering in Taiwan do not feature the MicroSD card slot, according to a Android Community report. This handset can be pre-ordered in the Philippines, as per GSMArena.

Samsung is also likely to offer a 128GB internal storage variant of Galaxy Note 5 in the near future. This means that users complaining about the lack of MicroSD support should have plenty to cheer about as far as expansion of internal storage is concerned.

Other features of the dual-SIM Galaxy Note 5 variant include the USB 2.0 and S-Pen which is similar to the currently launched Galaxy Note 5 handset. The former is also said to incorporate identical key technical specs as that of the latter.

Key technical specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

  • 5.7in display protected by Gorilla Glass 4
  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 CPUs within a Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB fixed internal storage options
  • LTE, HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

The Galaxy Note 5 will be released in the US on 21 August, but the smartphone will not hit markets in the UK.