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First tri-SIM smartphones will be offered by LG and GooPhone

LG and GooPhone make the world's first tri-SIM smartphones. The ability to utilize three networks at the same time is cool!

Charles Gantt | Aug 5, 2013 at 10:06 am CDT (0 mins, 56 secs time to read)

With high-speed mobile networks becoming the primary form of telecommunication, there is a growing need for mobile devices to access different networks around the world. Dual-SIM smartphones have filled this niche for sometime now, but being able to access two separate networks is just not enough for some.

First tri-SIM smartphones will be offered by LG and GooPhone 1 | TweakTown.com

Today, reports have surfaced that show off the world's first tri-SIM smartphones running MediaTek chips. The phones come from LG and GooPhone and can manage three separate phone lines at once without a noticeable drop in battery life thanks to MediaTek's Triple-SIM chip. The GooPhone X1+ features a 5-inch FWVGA display and a dual-core MT6572 processor, which puts it in the high side of low-end.

First tri-SIM smartphones will be offered by LG and GooPhone 2 | TweakTown.com

LG's just released L4 II boasts a rather small 3.8-inch 320 x 480 pixel HVGA display and an unnamed 1GHz processor. 4GB of storage is present along side 512MB of RAM. These specs put the LG L4 II into solid low-end territory, but with either phone being capable of utilizing three different networks simultaneously, we are sure that there are many who will look over the poor hardware specs for the tri-SIM capabilities.

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Charles Gantt

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Charles Gantt

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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