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. As of now, 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 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. In simple words, 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 “Dual SIM 5G” term. It refers to an entirely different concept.
List of phones that support Dual SIM 5G
Redmi 10X Series comes with the support for 5G+5G dual SIM technology. The series includes Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. Both phones are powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 820 SoC. They are currently available in China.
OnePlus 8 lineup which includes OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro was launched with Single 5G SIM support. But, the company has confirmed that OnePlus 8 series will soon receive a software update via OTA which will bring 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 Wifi 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 80MP single shooter. However, companies will go for a triple or quad-camera setup with lower megapixel counts.
Talking about Qualcomm’s chipset, Snapdragon 865 chipset has the ability to 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.