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Americans Still Don't Care About Dual-SIM Smartphones

Posted On: Sep 15, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

In short: Consumers in the United States still see dual-SIM capabilities as a non-factor in making their smartphone purchase decisions, a new study from DeviceAtlas reveals. The United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan join the U.S. on the list of countries with the lowest usage rates of dual-SIM smartphones and other mobile devices which are barely existent. The same report suggests feature phones are still going strong relative to the current day and age, with India and a number of other developing markets keeping them relevant. Still, feature phones also accounted for over five percentage points of U.S. smartphone traffic in 2017 for the fourth year in a row.
Background: The topic of dual-SIM capabilities became relevant in the Western world following Apple's announcement of the new iPhone generation earlier this week, with the latest iOS flagships supporting both a physical SIM card and an eSIM one. Android device manufacturers have been reluctant to bring dual-SIM smartphones to the U.S. so far, with such...

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