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Android Q brings half-baked dual-SIM support to the Pixel 3

Google has embedded eSIM capability into its Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 handsets, so users could choose between using a physical chip or a virtual one. Unfortunately, the option was limited to registering one or the other on the network, but not both at the same time. With Android Q, the company is bringing (limited) dual-SIM support to its latest flagship, so you can simultaneously connect both the physical and eSIM to the cell towers.

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[Update: Now $525] The dual-SIM Galaxy S9+ is on sale for $550 via eBay

Samsung is preparing to announce the Galaxy S10, so it's a good time to buy last year's phone at a steep discount if you don't need the latest and greatest. The unlocked dual-SIM Galaxy S9+ is down to a mere $549.99 on eBay today. That's lower than we've seen before, and there are a few fun color choices.

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[Update: S10e now $650, S10+ now $900] Dual-SIM Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e models are already discounted on eBay

It's no secret that flagship phone values drop like rocks. None of the Galaxy S10 models have even hit store shelves in the United States yet, and yet international dual-SIM models are already being discounted on eBay. The S10 is available for $799.99 ($100 off), the S10+ for $955.87 ($44 off), and the S10e for $679.99 ($70 off).

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Google's Pixel 4 may offer improved dual-SIM functionality, according to an AOSP commit

This isn't widely-known information, but the Pixel 2 and 3 can technically act as dual-SIM devices thanks to their eSIM support. eSIM is only used by a few carriers around the world, including Sprint in the US, but it can act as a second SIM alongside the hardware SIM when activated. However, Google appears set to improve dual-SIM in the upcoming Pixel 4.

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Exynos-powered Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM is just $650 on eBay

At an MSRP of $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 is one of those phones that many wait for discounts on to pick up. We've seen the Exynos dual-SIM model discounted a few times in the past, but this price of $649.99 on eBay is the lowest we've seen yet.

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM (Exynos) listed for $830 on eBay ($170 off)

The Note9 has officially been released for two months and we’re continuing to see deals for the Exynos variant (SM-N960F/DS), this time at the low price of $829.99 ($130 less than the MSRP). This dual-SIM version replaces the Snapdragon 845 with Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9810 chip and is suitable for use worldwide. We last saw a deal for this version on Sept. 4th at $867. 

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[Deal Alert] Exynos-powered Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM available for $867 on eBay

At $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 isn't cheap. Luckily, there are always ways to save some cash on Samsung flagships; for instance, the Chinese Snapdragon dual-SIM model was available for $70 off just a day after the Note9 officially went on sale in the US. But if you prefer Samsung's in-house chipsets, the Exynos dual-SIM Note9 (SM-N960F/DS) is currently on eBay for $866.99.

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[Deal Alert] 128GB Galaxy S9+ dual-SIM down to $664 on eBay

Dual-SIM versions of Samsung's flagships are no stranger to discounts on eBay, but they've primarily concerned versions with the base 64GB of storage. But if you need more space to store your media, the 128GB dual-SIM model of the Galaxy S9+ has dropped to $664 on eBay.

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[Deal Alert] Get a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S8 for $430 on eBay

The #1 rule when it comes to consumer electronics is this: Nothing holds its value forever. The latest device to see its price hit an all-time low is Samsung's global dual-SIM variant of the S8 (SM-G950FD), which has just hit $430 on eBay, falling a further $45 since two months ago.

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Samsung's dual-SIM Galaxy S7 Duos for the Chinese market is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Several variants of the Galaxy S7 have already received their Android 8.0 Oreo updates, but definitely not all. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have pushed the update out in the US, and some international models have gotten Oreo as well. It's now time for the update to be delivered to the Galaxy S7 Duos (SM-G930O), which is a Chinese dual-SIM model.

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