What Is Hybrid Dual SIM Slot (New Feature) In Smartphones?

What Is Hybrid Dual SIM Slot (New Feature) In Smartphones

Hybrid Dual SIM slot is the latest new technology that confuses smartphone buyers a lot. By hearing the name of this feature, either they ignore or ready to know about it. Now, here arises the question what is this new technology and how this feature is going to help? This question is one of the hot topics these days. So, here in this article, I will tell you about what is this ‘Hybrid Dual SIM slot‘ in a smartphone and what it does.

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Hybrid Dual SIM Slot

The Hybrid dual SIM slot is a smartphone technology which is being used by many mobile makers around this world in the new flagship smartphones. Its name is given hybrid because one can use it to insert a SIM or a microSD card as per their use. Out of these two slots, 1 slot is used for SIM while the second slot is used as either SIM or SD Card.

So let’s get started and we will see here what is this Hybrid sim slot? And how one can use it to fulfill one’s personal needs?

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What Is Hybrid SIM Slot In Smartphones?

Now, here if we talk about what is this Hybrid SIM slot, then it means instead of providing three separate slots for two SIM cards and one micro SD card, the mobile makers nowadays provide only two slots.

Out of these 2 slots, a 1st slot is used for SIM while the 2nd slot is used as either SIM or SD Card. So, in general,  a user has two options to deal with the second slot, what kind of slot they want it to be.

For the second slot, the user has to take a decision: Either they go for a SIM or opt for a memory card. So now it’s completely upon the users, what they really want? How they want to use the other slot?

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If they want to use the device as the dual-SIM device, then they can use the second slot as SIM. So, for that, they have to insert the micro SIM in the second slot and later your phone will be treated as a dual SIM device.


If they don’t want to use their device as dual SIM device, then they can use the second slot as microSD card. For this, you have to insert the microSD card in the second slot and later your device memory will increase. And now your phone will be treated as a single SIM and its storage will increase.

So, the choice is up to you, whether you want your device to be a dual-SIM device or give it more storage. No hassles, no difficulty, all things can be done in within seconds.

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Smartphones With Hybrid Dual SIM Slot

Hybrid dual SIM slot feature is available in many smartphones like – Samsung Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, Meizu Pro 5 etc. This feature reduces the device weight and also it helps in the sleek design.

Here are some of the smartphones that use this feature of the hybrid slot:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Nokia 6.1, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei G8, Lenovo K5 Note, etc

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Advantages Of Hybrid SIM Slot

The main strategy behind using a Hybrid Sim slot was to cut the extra space needed for placing the traditional sim slot into the smartphone which later helps in making smartphone design sleeker.

This new technology keeps the weight of the device low and ultimately we will get a slim trim mobile that gives a premium feel in your hand. It also reduces some of the circuitry involved in making of the device. 

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In some smartphones, the internal storage is large enough. So, if we do have a smartphone with good internal storage, then hybrid sim slot for in it will just be a nightmare for us.

One can easily pick a smartphone with the good internal storage having a hybrid slot.

Well, what is your opinion about hybrid Sim slot, you can tell us via the comment section.

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