Samsung Galaxy S11 and S11+ are expected to come out in February 2020, right around the time before the Mobile World Congress which will take place at the end of February in Barcelona. As the first flagship smartphone for Samsung next year, the rumor mill has been churned out around Galaxy S11 from many aspects like display, cameras, hardware, and so forth. And some people may be especially curious about one thing: will Samsung Galaxy S11 support eSIM?
This question can be traced back to TheBestAdvices, mentioning that the upcoming Galaxy S11 would feature eSIM and a regular SIM. But let us just dig out a bit more. According to the summary of GSMARENA, S9 and S10, siblings of S11, both have no eSIM. On the contrary, they are traditionally designed with Nano-SIM and Hybrid Dual SIM. Samsung’s other product line Note 10, we’ve known from our previous essay that it is also not equipped with eSIM. It seems it is less likely that Samsung’s future handsets will be applied with eSIM technology, but there is still some chance out there: early in Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G, it had developed its own eSIM technology 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.” So we can still look forward to a brand-new eSIM-supported smartphone for Samsung in the near future.
Basically eSIM is a chip inside your smartphone very similar to supported payment services like Apple Pay and Google Pay through NFC. It does not require a physical SIM card to activate the cellular network, you just need to switch via software and shift to the service providers you like the most at anytime. So essentially it is part of your phone. Companies like Apple also take advantage of eSIM as a mechanism to connect to a second network, which means we will be able to connect devices just through eSIM instead of Bluetooth. There are also some other benefits. For instance, because it doesn’t demand any card slot for its storage, dust is less likely to come into and damage the inside of your phone. More realistically, eSIM helps a lot when trying to make a thinner smartphone as it is just part of your phone and occupies no extra space. Motorola Razr, the first eSIM only smartphone in the market, is exactly a classic example. It has an extremely thin profile, only 6.9mm thin when unfolded, so it made sense for Motorola to go for an eSIM. As the early adopter of eSIM, it is almost certain that Samsung will do something in the future and really benefit from this technology.
Should you get excited about eSIM? Well, that depends. Although eSIM has many advantages compared with traditional SIM, the fact cannot be denied that this technology is still in its infancy. Few providers offer it, and so do devices. It usually will charge a price premium for the service, and you are often not able to use eSIM at will for different service providers can be incompatible. Currently, only premium smartwatches and smartphones come enabled with the feature – you may find the prices really high, usually up to $10,000. Overall, however, eSIM is a promising technology, all you need to do is just “watch this space”.
- Works with ALL CARRIERS. ATT, VERIZON, SPRINT and T-Mobile. Will not work as a standalone voice device on SPRINT. AT & T customer will need to go to AT & T store or contact AT & T customer care to get the QR code card for activation.
- Uses E-sim. Make sure your carrier is E-sim compatible.
- 46mm, stainless steel, 360 x 360 resolution
- 472mah battery, Tizen 4. 0
- 4GB storage, 1. 5GB ram. MUST HAVE A SAMSUNG PHONE S7 and up to SET UP LTE