From the official promo page of Samsung Galaxy Note 10, we know that Samsung only provides us single SIM and Dual SIM hybrid versions. There is no option for a Samsung Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10 Plus carrying eSIM technology.
Actually, Samsung has its own eSIM technology and has applied it on Samsun Gear S2 classic 3G in the first place. It provides maximum interoperability for worldwide major SIM vendors. And Samsung plans to expand this eSIM solution to support upcoming 5G technology as well as IoT. Therefore, we can expect there will be a Samsung smartphone featuring eSIM technology in the near future.
What is eSIM?
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and later feature Dual SIM with a nano-SIM and an eSIM. As a newbie, eSIM shows its strong advantage to device manufacturers and networks, and for you as well.
eSIM is short for embedded SIM. This technology makes it possible for the SIM card to be embedded into the phone itself instead of a plastic card that goes into a tray. An eSIM is basically a small chip inside your smartphone and works in a similar way to the NFC chip that’s used for payment techs like Apple Pay and Google Pay. If you have a smartphone with eSIM, you can switch providers through remote provisioning.
Why do we need smartphones supporting eSIM?
If you have one of Google phones with Google Fi, you can essentially use three different networks simultaneously, and use multiple lines on the same phone without installing multiple SIM cards. No need to go to a carrier for a physical plastic SIM card when you want to add a line or switch service. And most exciting, if you travel abroad and have to switch to international service, it’s really convenient that don’t have to switch between the international card and your old SIM card.
And the adoption of eSIM can also save space for other functions on your smartphone. And the abandon of the physical SIM slot may also improve the water-resistance performance of smartphones.
What phones have eSIM?
If you want to buy an eSIM phone, you just have limited choices at present.
eSIM-Compatible Cell Phones
|Brand||eSIM Compatible Phones|
|Pixel 2, 2 XL (for Google Fi service only) Pixel 3, 3 XL Pixel 3a, 3a XL (for Google Fi service only)|
|Apple||iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max iPhone XS, XS Max iPhone XR|
|Nuu Mobile||NUU MOBILE X5|
But before you buy one of them, first of all, you should make sure what telecom companies in your country support eSIM. Otherwise, you have an eSIM phone, but still can’t enjoy the convenience it bringing to you.
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