eSIM: What are the current devices that support the technology

The eSIM devices industry is growing rapidly, prompting leading smartphone brands to adopt the concept.

The excitement of end users generally revolves around camera capability, screen resolution or battery life. But leading smartphone brands are becoming aware of the value of the eSIM. All major smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft have adapted to the growth of the industry, to offer eSIM devices. In addition to smartphones, eSIM-enabled laptops, tablets and hybrid computers are also plentiful and on the rise. In fact, handset manufacturers are even planning to have eSIM-ONLY devices as a standard by 2025. Although only a limited number of consumer devices offered eSIM capability during the industry’s take-off stage, most mobile devices will come with eSIM functionality in 2022.

This trend is embodied by the recent arrival of the iPhone 13.

The iPhone 13, a smartphone with dual eSIM devices support

For the first time, Apple’s latest iPhone offers dual eSIM support. Pre-orders of the new iPhone 13 will begin on Friday, September 17, with the official launch coming a week later, on September 24. All four of the latest iPhone 13 models (i.e. iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 mini) allow users to use Dual SIM with either two active eSIMs or a nano-SIM and an eSIM.

It’s exciting news for end users because the dual SIM can be used, for example, by those who want to use one number for business and another for personal calls, or for separate voice and data plans. It also means that users will no longer need a physical SIM card if they wish to use two different numbers on the same iPhone — provided their carrier supports it.

Prior to the iPhone 13, there was no way to use two eSIMs simultaneously. They only worked with an eSIM and a physical nano-SIM. It’s the first time we see a real extension of the dual SIM system being adapted to eSIM – which will enable even easier on-boarding of customers onto new operators.

Given Apple’s important customer base, we believe that the new iPhone 13’s new eSIM features will potentially increase eSIM adoption, as more operators push for eSIM as the primary means of provisioning devices.

Oasis Smart Sim has put up a list of eSIM devices available for consumers as of September 2021. Whether it’s Android or iOS, smartphones or wearables, you’ll find all the available eSIM-enabled devices in the market below:

eSIM Smartphones

  • Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Apple iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini

  • Apple iPhone SE (2020)

  • Apple iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max

  • Apple iPhone XS, XS Max

  • Apple iPhone XR

  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

  • Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 FE

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Ultra 5g

  • Samsung Note 20+

  • Samsung Fold

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • Google Pixel 5

  • Google Pixel 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 3, 3XL, 3a

  • Google Pixel 2

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro

  • Motorola Razr 2019

  • Microsoft Surface Duo

  • Huawei P40 and P40 Pro

  • Nuu Mobile X5

Today, MNOs and MVNOs realize eSIM requires a change of strategy towards digital-first, to cater to the needs to exigent digital-savy customers looking for a fully digitalized and seamless experience with their operator. We’ve assembled all the components to create extraordinary digital journeys around eSIM for Service Providers, in our eSIM digital platform eSIM-as-a-Service. Discover more about it here.

eSIM Wearables

Wearable technologies have experienced major progresses as major companies unveil plans to develop product lines and expand current capabilities. Discover what are the current device available in the market:
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4 LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch
  • Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE
  • Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE
  • Samsung Gear S2 3G
  • Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G
  • Huawei Watch 3
  • Huawei Watch 3 Pro
  • Huawei Watch 2 Pro
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Oppo Watch
  • Oppo Watch 3
  • Oppo Watch 3 Pro
  • TicWatch Pro 4G/LTE
  • TicWatch Pro 3 LTE
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9

  • Apple iPad Pro 11

  • Apple iPad Pro 10.5

  • Apple iPad 10.2
  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7

  • Apple iPad Air

  • Apple iPad Air

  • Apple iPad mini 2019

  • Apple iPad mini 4

  • Apple iPad mini 3

  • Samsung Galaxy Book

  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2

  • Microsoft Surface Pro X

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7+

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 5 LTE

  • Microsoft Surface Go 2

  • Microsoft Surface Go

  • Microsoft Surface Neo

  • Acer Swift 7

  • Acer Swift 3

  • Acer TravelMate P2

  • Acer TravelMate Spin P4

  • Acer TravelMate P6

  • Asus NovoGo TP370QL

  • Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP401NA

  • Asus Transformer Mini T103

  • HP Elite x2 G2, G3

  • HP Envy x2

  • HP EliteBook G4, G5 Notebook PC

  • HP Probook G3, G4, G5 Notebook PC

  • HP Spectre Folio 13

  • HP Zbook G4, G5 Mobile Workstation

  • HP Zbook Studio G5

  • HP mt32 Mobile Thin Client

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga 2 in 1

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable

  • Lenovo Flex 5G

  • Lenovo Yoga C630

  • Lenovo Miix 630

  • Lenovo Yoga 520

  • Lenovo Yoga 720
  • Dell Latitude 7210 2-in-1

  • Dell Latitude 9410

  • Dell Latitude 7310

  • Dell Latitude 7410

  • Dell Latitude 9510

  • Dell Latitude 5410

  • Dell Latitude 5411

  • Dell Latitude 5511

In the last years, operators and manufacturers have successfully reached agreements by working together on the functionality of the eSIM on the personal device market (smartphones, tablets, watches, PCs, etc.), bringing many new eSIM-equipped devices to the market each year since 2017. The next step will be to ensure that the common standards are well-respected, regardless of any specific manufacturing conditions, that consumers are well-aware on the benefits of eSIM for them and that manufacturers and technology developers work hand in hand to create fully digital solutions around eSIM to make its integration and deployment seamless and easy for end users.
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