There’s already an impressive number of mobile phones with dual SIM card slots, but LG and Mediatek went a step further with the Optimus L4II that sports triple SIM card support thanks to Mediatek 3G Triple-SIM technology. All three SIM cards can be “used simultaneously, and receive calls, transmit data, send SMS messages and remain in standby mode concurrently without consuming excessive battery life”, according to Mediatek.
If case you wonder why people would ever need multiple SIM card use cases include roaming between different countries (e.g. Hong Kong, Macau and China) where you don’t want to change SIM cards each time you cross the border, using prepaid SIM cards from different telco to benefit from promotion, etc…
I could not find the other specs for the device, but the company has recently launched LG Optimus L4II Dual (dual SIM card support) which may be similar, with the following specifications:
- CPU – 1 GHz Processor
- System Memory – 512 MB RAM
- Storage – 4GB flash
- Display – 3.8″ touchscreen (320 x 480)
- Camera – 3MP FF Camera with LED Flash
- Network – GSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 900/2100, GPRS & EDGE (Class 12), HSDPA 7.2Mbps, with dual SIM support
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS
- Sensors – Proximity, Accelerometer, Digital Compass
- Battery – 1,700 mAh Li-Ion
- OS – Android 4.1
Optimus L4II with triple SIM card support has already been launched in Brazil. That’s about all we know for now. But If you don’t live in Brazil, and/or 3 SIM cards are still not enough for you, you could also buy one of those “quad SIM” phones available from China.