The possible release of dual-SIM variant of Galaxy S4 had been rumored, even before the smartphone’s official launch last month, and now Samsung has officially unveiled the I9502 Galaxy S4 with two SIM slots.

Possibly dubbed as Galaxy S4 Duos, the dual-SIM variant has now arrived in Asia with almost the exact same specs as the international version (I9500), which is powered by the Exynos 5 Octa SOC. That means the smartphone features 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED screen, 13MP rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front facing camera, 2GB RAM, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 graphics chipset and latest Android 4.2.2 OS. Also, this variant is 2 grams heavier, possibly due to inclusion of another SIM slot.

Galaxy S4 Duos has been released only in China for now, and it’s not clear if the company intends to launch this model outside Asia or not. However, looking back at the Dual-SIM version of Galaxy S3, which only got launched in china, after nearly a year of Galaxy S3’s official launch in 2012, early release of Galaxy S4 duos might make room for more markets as the device has all the buzz it needs to become successful anywhere. Would you be interested in buying a dual-SIM version of Galaxy S4 if it becomes available in your region?

(via GSMArena)