Exclusive: Why you’ll never see a dual-SIM iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8
But one feature both phones will lack is a dual-SIM card slot, according to major carrier and phone manufacturer sources who’ve talked exclusively to TechRadar.
“Their profit evaporates as soon as a second SIM card is present. You’re not going to see it on the biggest phones.”
In other words, it’s not the greed of Apple and Samsung, but of the networks that deliver their phones to customers – and even the leading phone manufacturers need to kowtow to major carriers.
Why a second SIM slot saves you money when traveling
If you have two SIM slots, you can use your regular, everyday phone number for calls and texts in the first slot while abroad, and reserve the second slot for data from a local SIM card.