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China- and Hong Kong-exclusive iPhone XS, Max, XR dual-SIM tray support ‘CONFIRMED’

China Telecom and China Mobile (Hong Kong) indirectly confirmed iPhone XS (XS Max and XC) with dual-SIM support posted on their social media accounts.

Jullie Anne Mendoza



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Chinese consumers rejoice! China Telecom and China Mobile Hong Kong has indirectly revealed Apple’s new iPhone XS or/and iPhone XS Max or/and iPhone XC dual-SIM supports.

New social media posts have emerged online from both state-owned telecommunication companies are generating some hype for a rumored dual-SIM support for the new 2018 iPhones. While detailed information about which models and markets will get the dual-SIM support are still unclear, the latest ad suggests that at least one of the Apple’s iPhone models will get the new user-friendly feature in the Chinese market.

There have been a mix of reports swirling across the worldwide web on how the Cupertino-based technology company will incorporate thee dual-SIM support on the upcoming flagships this year.
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A report back in July 2018, KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo projected that the expanded slot would be available on the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS Max. Gui Rambo of 9to5Mac has also unearthed codes to dual-SIM support in the iOS 12 beta 5, but it didn’t divulge the handset(s) would feature the dual-SIM support.


In August, in contradiction to the Apple analyst’s projection, Economic Daily News has claimed that it would actually be the 6.1-inch LCD-equipped iPhone XC (or 9 or XR) to get a dual-SIM feature. Another report came from the Bloomberg. the publication has noted that the change would only be seen in certain markets (more likely in Asian market) and show up only in the higher end iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max flagships.

Now, both China Telecom and China Mobile are baiting the support for dual-SIM iPhones with social media posts on their respective Facebook pages. China Telecom shared what appears to be an iPhone mock-up with a dual-SIM tray.

Meanwhile, China Mobile Hong Kong used a custom illustration of a apple fruit to drop the clue. Neither of the Chinese state-owned company provides us a better hint at which among the models will ship with the dual-SIM feature, but we’re just a couple of days away from getting enlightened as Apple set to officially launch the new iPhones on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.