What is Hybrid Sim Slot: Meaning and Everything about it

What is Hybrid Sim Slot? A question asked by you for the last few days. Hybrid sim slots are becoming a trend these days. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 also had this feature. Before we starting, give a look at the image shown below which shows the Samsung Galaxy S7 sim card slot. Or give a look at the featured image of this post. Is something looks different from the usual sim card slots? Yes, it is.


A Hybrid sim card slot in this device is a sim card slot where you could put two of your sim cards or a sim card+a micro SD card at the same time. Basically, they haven’t any additional function than usual smartphone slots. But, they make the slots simpler and productive. As you can see in the above-shown image, there is a micro SD card and a sim card at the same time on a single slot. If you wish, you could remove the micro SD card and insert the second sim card there. It is that much simple as sliding out the slot, inserting the sim or memory card and put it back on the place. No hassles, No difficulty, all can be done within seconds.

The old style of inserting sim and memory cards was very difficult. Removing the back cover each time was very irritating to do. That hard case always made problems to your hand and sometimes even broke the case locks. No more need to do those things. The Hybrid sim card slots are slowly becoming a trend and the companies accepting it as a good way to insert the sim and memory cards. Many companies are producing their devices with a non-removable battery. So, if the sim and memory also come outside of the device, there is no need to open the back cover. So, it is a bit easier to produce iPhone structured device with no removable parts.

Hybrid Sim Card

Some of this kind of hybrid slots have some limitations like minimum SD card storage. Users need to insert the minimum amount of storage to the slot to read them. Another con is that it can only hold a single sim while having a memory card inserted. If you want two sim cards at the same time, there is no way to do so. But, these days, two sim cards is not a big matter, and the users could easily manage with a single sim card itself. Or the huge storage devices already coming with 128GB or 256GB internal storage itself. So, it is no more a problem.

Now, you got the answer for your question and now you know what hybrid sim slot means. If you have further questions, feel free to leave a comment in the following comment section. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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    Salah Dec 31, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Hybrid sim cards are extremely useful these days. Thanks for the article.

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    Joe Blogs Nov 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    It’s crazy this situation, the only Snapdragon 820 CPU Cat 11 & 12 phone being manufactured at the moment with three physically different slots is the LG 5 phone, no other phone can you use three. But I want an 821 CPU, this is Cat 11 & 12, and uses 10% less power than the 820, phone with the same capability it isn’t possible at the moment. All use the 820, and 821 CPU phones use this hybrid. Bearing in mind my current phone has three physically separate sim slots and a separate microSD slot. This is total crap at its best. Yes, you can take the chip off your sim card, and glue it in the right position on your SIM card as a workaround. But it’s not for the faint hearted. Why don’t they just make the draw a mm thicker, and give people the ability to use all three at the same time.

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    Jain Oct 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Got each and every bit of information regarding the Hybrid sim card slots. It is very useful in my Samsung and LG smartphones so decided to know more about it. Then i found this article on the web search. This is definitely worthy to be read and i very well understood what is mean by a hybrid slot. Thank you.

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    Raza Oct 13, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Nice information ya.

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    Joseph Oct 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Good Article on Hybrid Sim Slot. Thanks.

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    bothan Sep 22, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Thanks for the article. Now I know what hybrid sim slot means, it’s advantages and disadvantages.

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    Salam jaffar Sep 21, 2016 at 8:39 am

    What actually hybrid sim slot means? can you say me in a short way?

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      Muhammed Swalih Sep 21, 2016 at 8:42 am

      It is simply a slot where you could insert two sim cards or a sim card + a memory card at the same time. There is no need to remove the back cover or battery to install it. There are many hybrid sim slot hacks available to make it even more useful. Will post them shortly.

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    Neeraj Singh Rautela Sep 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

    nice article appear 1st in google organic search. Well written.

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    Abi Georger Sep 3, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Nice Article.

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    M.Rajakumar Aug 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Recently I purchased a Infocus mobile M370i which has the same problem. None of the customers know about it. Two slots are given. Both slots can be used for 2 sim card and one sim card with one SD card. It is also very difficult to place the micro sim card as the slot is very fragile which can break any time. Many customers who went for this mobile Infocus M370i are confused as they can either use one sim card or one SD card only.

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    Jacob Aug 13, 2016 at 6:14 am

    hybrid sim slot redmi note 3. is it true?

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    wallpapersloud Aug 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

    How many smartphones till July 31, 2016 are manufactured with this technology?

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      Muhammed Swalih Sep 15, 2016 at 10:21 am

      There are too many smartphones with Hybrid sim technology. But, it is difficult to say the exact number.

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    Profya Jul 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    The main advantage of hybrid SIM card slot is that it saves space on smartphones for the manufacturers, which can help them to make the phone much slimmer and also reduce some of the circuitry involved. There is virtually no advantage of Hybrid SIM card slot to the users as it only limits the features as discussed below.
    The main disadvantage of hybrid SIM slot is that it limits your phone functionality i.e. you can either use your smartphone as a dual SIM phone or you can expand the storage through microSD card. You can cannot use both these features simultaneously which is a major drawback of hybrid SIM slot.
    Here I would like to say that I am not a fan of Hybrid SIM card slot as it restricts something on your phone. Also you cannot do anything about it if it is present in the phone that you are going to buy. Here you have to be intelligent and think about your requirements and use the Hybrid SIM slot as per your needs i.e. you have to make a decision that whether you need dual SIM functionality or want extra storage space on your phone.

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