Let’s talk about dual SIM support for the Samsung Galaxy S9. With dual SIM support users will be able to insert two SIM cards at once – this will be perfect for those who have two separate phone numbers, for instance, one for work and one for personal life.
With dual SIM support on Android, both SIM cards work separately – every time you make a call or send a text you’ll be able to choose which SIM card is being used. The same can be said for using mobile data and it’s easy to setup defaults so it’s even possible to dedicate one SIM card for mobile data and one for texts and calls.
The Galaxy S9 will most likely have dual SIM support but it may not work in the same way older devices had dual SIM support. The Galaxy S9 should have a SIM tray that includes space for two separate SIM cards. One SIM card will go in the primary slot, whilst the other SIM card will go where the microSD card would usually go.
By taking up the microSD card slot, it’s impossible to use a Galaxy S9 with two SIM cards and a microSD card. Users will need to choose between dual SIM capability or a single SIM card and microSD card support. It is easy for users to quickly pop the SIM tray open and switch out the secondary SIM card for the microSD card at any point, and users shouldn’t need to switch off their Samsung Galaxy S9 first to do so. However, this method is a little inconvenient.
Hopefully Samsung will offer Galaxy S9 variants with enough internal memory and cloud storage to make it so microSD card isn’t as needed for those with big music, films or photo libraries. There are plenty of free cloud storage options available as well so users should be able to find a memory solution that works without sacrificing the dual SIM capability.