Fans of Samsung's smartphones might be surprised to see a new feature to the latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which would allow users to switch from one active SIM to another without having to restart their handsets.

The South Korean tech giant has finally decided to follow in the footsteps of its top competitors HTC and Apple and incorporate the functionality to its newest line of smartphones.

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users who own two SIM cards can now swap between their main and backup lines any time they want. They can simply take out the first SIM card from the slot on their Samsung phone and insert the second one without having to reboot the unit.

The configuration is a first for Samsung smartphones being offered outside of established dual-SIM markets in Asia such as China and India. This allows the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge to be more competitive in other regions as well.

SIM swapping has become popular to business professionals and power users alike as it provides them with better flexibility when it comes to their phone lines. They can use their business phone lines while at work and switch to their personal ones when they get home.

While it may not seem like a big deal to some smartphone users, the new feature could serve as a boon to others, especially those looking for more reasons to buy the latest Samsung flagship phones.

Combined with the smartphones' premiere features, such as Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 Octa processors and the larger curved display, in the case of the Galaxy S7 edge, the new dual-SIM configuration adds another dimension to Samsung smartphones.

It also gives Samsung the option to make a core version for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge and let carriers of the new smartphones to customize their software to match the dual-SIM configuration.

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