Support

Open search

Hybrid and Dual SIM difference

SOLVED
New Member

Hi everyone

 

Can someone tell me the advantages/disadvantages between Samsung's  'hybrid SIM' and 'Dual SIM' Note 9 phones? If they're the same, why are they advertising and selling both types in their UK website?

 

Thanks

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Superuser I
Superuser I

Hi @Silhouette

 

Hybrid refers to the sim card tray and slot and dual sim refers to it according to sim cards which can be from two different networks.

 

"A Hybrid SIM Slot is one which can function both as a SIM card slot and a microSD card slot. This means you can either put another SIM in a hybrid SIM slot and use your phone as a dual SIM smartphone or you can put a microSD card in it for expanding the memory of your phone."

 

This is the model I own as per my signature below.  

 

The Note 9 being sold by Samsung directly are as such and can either accept two network sim cards or one sim card and a sd card.

 

The Samsung Note 9 being sold by UK networks are usually single sim card and sd card models  

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

1 REPLY 1
Highlighted
Superuser I
Superuser I

Hi @Silhouette

 

Hybrid refers to the sim card tray and slot and dual sim refers to it according to sim cards which can be from two different networks.

 

"A Hybrid SIM Slot is one which can function both as a SIM card slot and a microSD card slot. This means you can either put another SIM in a hybrid SIM slot and use your phone as a dual SIM smartphone or you can put a microSD card in it for expanding the memory of your phone."

 

This is the model I own as per my signature below.  

 

The Note 9 being sold by Samsung directly are as such and can either accept two network sim cards or one sim card and a sd card.

 

The Samsung Note 9 being sold by UK networks are usually single sim card and sd card models  

Current Phone ~

Samsung Note 9 Model: SM-N960 Dual Hybrid 512Gb_ Samsung One Ui / Pie.

Samsung Gear s3 Frontier Watch
Samsung Galaxy Tab A {2016}SM-T580

Top Liked Authors