Which phone devices available on the market support eSIM?
eSIM is likely to usher in a new era for connected devices, enabling interoperability, security and consumer’s freedom of choice. eSIM adoption is spreading beyond the early use cases of smartphones, which are likely to make up almost 50% of the eSIM capable device shipments by 2025
Indeed with Apple, Google and Samsung adopting eSIM on a consumer level during 2019, and now heading towards a much broader ecosystem, device manufacturers and operating systems’ leaders will continue to push for eSIM technology in 2021.
Consequently, it is no longer a matter of whether eSIM catches on, but rather a question of when and who is best placed to take advantage of it!
Specific eSIM Devices
The new eSIM phones typically support dual-SIM technology. This allows to switch between two separate networks to use the connection from one of two carriers. Of course, each phone may have an easier time switching between the signals due to several inferior technological specifications or the carrier in which you’re connected.
Here is a detailed list of a few eSIM phones available in the market today to help you select the right phone that supports eSIM technology:
- iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS, XS Max
- iPhone XR
- Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy S20, s20+ and S20 Ultra (Single SIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM models)
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
- Google Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 3 & 3XL (Limited support)
- Google Pixel 2
- Huawei P40 and P40 Pro
Future of eSIM
Considering the impact of the pandemic, and with the telecom industry showing signs of slower growth than before, mobile operators must look into the new trends and re-assess the existing strategies.
With eSIMs rapidly gaining acceptance, this technology presents operators with an exciting opportunity as well as a renovating concept that no operator shall ignore.