I had no idea that Samsung had plans for a dual SIM variant of their S4. Either that makes me incredibly remiss as a supposed tech journalist, or this info wasn’t well publicized – I’d go with the former.
Dual-SIM phones are something of an obscurity here in the US, since travel from country to country isn’t as common as say Europe, where providers can vary by just a few hundred miles. This version of the Samsung S4, the I9502, boasts a very similar spec as ours. But instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 processor, it uses the Exynos 5 Octa, which might squeeze out a bit more performance, but at what battery cost I don’t know.
That all said, it’s likely that this version of the S4 will never officially hit the US, since there doesn’t appear to be any LTE connectivity. Yet, I’m sure one could eventually buy this phone in the US, provided of course you’re willing to pay full retail via Ebay, or some variation there of.