OnePlus 7T is called the best Android phone for under $600 you can buy in the US. It improves upon the last-gen version with a 90Hz refresh rate screen. And it also brings many other surprising features, such as 48MP ultra-wide triple camera. As the new cut-price flagship phone of OnePlus, is the latest popular technology, eSIM, featured on it as well?
What is eSIM? Why should we care?
People have done a lot of effort into shrinking the size of the SIM card. Nano SIM used to be the smallest SIM card, which we met with the coming of iPhone 5. And now, there is eSIM, which take the size reduction of the SIM card to its ultimate extreme. There is even no physical card, instead, a tiny device directly soldered into the phone’s circuitry. It’s not difficult to understand that eSIM is short for embedded SIM.
A smartphone with eSIM allows you to switch provides through remote provisioning. You can authorize new carriers’ services without going to the store and get a physical card. It will be super convenient if you go abroad and have to switch to international service. And without a physical SIM, there is more space for other features and improvement on water-resistance performance of smartphones.
Does OnePlus 7T have eSIM technology?
As the latest flagship of OnePlus, 7T didn’t come with eSIM technology. Not surprising, its price and other high-tech features can tell us the reason. OnePlus 7T supports dual Nano size SIM cards. But OnePlus 7T sold through T-Mobile will not have dual SIM card support.
What phones have eSIM?
There will be more and more phones with eSIM. But now, you just have limited choices.
|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) Pixel 4, 4XL|
|Apple||iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max iPhone XS, XS Max iPhone XR|
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And not many telecom companies support eSIM at present. Therefore, before you buy an eSIM-supported phone, know more about the services provided by telecom companies in your country. Current eSIM providers in the U.S. include:
As smartphones become more compatible, we’ll likely see eSIMs becoming more available.
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