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Default second SIM or memory slot??

I have a UK moto G 16gb. You can see on the bottom side (under back cover) diagonally opposite normal sim slot a 'shape' of a card slot on the inner plastic back. It is filled in, but resembles an SD or micro sim slot.

I just viewed these teardown pics:
http://www.areamobile.de/b/2267-tear...#g.2267.4.3800

Here you can see there is indeed a card slot, on the mainboard where this filled in Opening is. I know there is a Dual SIM variant of this phone. Could it be that ALL Moto G's have the hardware but it is just software disabled??

The link also finds where a standard SD memory card has been used but is sealed under a case on the mainboard. This suggests we 'may' be able to upgrade the internal memory at some point with some tinkering. Will require a brave person to try first though as will possibly destroy the phone. Shows how MOTO saves some money using SD card on board rather than a flash memory die.
 
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This one yet again. It is *not* an SD card seen in that misguided German teardown, it's an eMMC chip and no you won't be able to upgrade it - search the forum, e.g.:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2576253
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This one yet again. It is *not* an SD card seen in that misguided German teardown, it's an eMMC chip and no you won't be able to upgrade it - search the forum, e.g.:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2576253
fairplay. And the second Sim slot? you seem good at the search function so maybe you can help
 
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fairplay. And the second Sim slot? you seem good at the search function so maybe you can help
I took one of these apart to try and work out the rattly vibrate.
I believe that the second SIM slot is an empty frame soldered onto the board in order to support the battery completely. I couldn't see any pins in it to contact a SIM card, or any eject mechanisms. You can see here I believe the differences between the two SIM sockets
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_...it?usp=sharing
 
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There is a Dual Sim version of the Moto G for sale in Brazil but our normal Moto G phones lack some parts (aswell as a second IMEI).
Blog with some pictures: http://www.andondo.com/?p=1447
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