5G phones are out there now from different manufacturers. However, it is a feature we only see on the flagship premium devices, and they cost a fortune. Now, one can pick one of those phones and join this new generation connection customer base. However, the wise thing here would be to wait a couple of months. The reason is most of the 5G devices available in the market only support 5G on Single SIM. If you pick a 5G device now, you will have only a single SIM 5G support. Currently, only a few Dual SIM 5G-supported phones are available in the market. So, before buying a 5G phone, you should check whether your device supports 5G on two SIMs or not. After the announcement of Dual SIM 5G supported chipsets, many customers are waiting for a Dual SIM 5G phone rather than the already available single SIM support phone.
What is Dual SIM 5G?
As the name suggests, Dual SIM 5G enables 5G connectivity on both SIM cards, which allows you to switch between two 5G networks seamlessly. Simply put, Dual SIM 5G lets you use two 5G connections on your phone. It should be noted that the “Dual Mode 5G” term is not the same as the “Dual SIM 5G” term. It refers to an entirely different concept.
List of phones that support Dual SIM 5G
- Redmi 10X 5G
- Redmi 10X Pro 5G
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- iQOO Z1
Redmi 10X Series comes with the support for 5G+5G dual SIM technology. The series includes Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. MediaTek’s Dimensity 820 SoC powers both phones. They are currently available in China.
OnePlus 8 lineup, which includes OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, was launched with Single 5G SIM support. However, the company has confirmed that the OnePlus 8 series will soon receive a software update via OTA, bringing Dual 5G SIM support. Both phones are equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC.
Vivo’s sub-brand IQOO has unveiled iQOO Z1 with Dimensity 1000+ processor. It also features dual 5G connectivity.
List of processors that support 5G on two SIMs
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000 was the world’s first processor that came with support for 5G on Dual SIM. As for the Dimensity 1000, it won’t be a slacker by any means. It claims a downstream data throughput of 4.7 Gbps, which is the fastest on a mobile processor. No other 5G chip has such a high downstream speed. Additionally, we get upstream data throughput of 2.5 Gbps on sub-6GHz 5G networks. We also have support for Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6. In terms of CPU, we will see four Cortex-A77 high-performance cores and four power-efficient, less powerful Cortex-A55 cores. Even in the optics, this new processor supports an 80MP single shooter. However, companies will use a triple or quad-camera setup with lower megapixel counts.
MediaTek has also announced premium midrange Dimensity 820 SoC and flagship Dimensity 1000+ (the Improved version of Dimensity 1000). These two chipsets also support 5G on both SIM slots.
Talking about Qualcomm’s chipset, Snapdragon 865 chipset can offer 5G connectivity on both SIMs. This is because of the Dual SIM 5G supported 2nd generation X55 modem that can be bundled on SD865 SoC.