Samsung Phones with eSIM Support

With more manufacturers, not just smartphone manufacturers but also PC and fitness gadgets manufacturers adopting digital SIM cards, it is only a matter of time before it becomes mainstream and widely accepted. Hence, why this write-up is about Samsung phones with eSIM.

First, I will list out those devices and then, I will talk more about what eSIM is and how it works.

Samsung Phones with eSIM

  • Samsung Z Fold 4
  • Samsung Z Flip 4
  • Samsung S22
  • Samsung S22 Plus
  • Samsung S22 Ultra
  • Samsung S20
  • Samsung S20 Plus
  • Samsung S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Note 20
  • Samsung Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung S21
  • Samsung S21 Plus
  • Samsung S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Z Fold 3 5G
  • Samsung Z Flip 3 5G
  • Samsung Z Flip
  • Samsung Z Flip 5G
  • Samsung Z Fold 2 5G
  • Samsung Fold

What is eSIM?

Except for the S20 FE, Samsung S20 Series is the first set of Galaxy phones to come with eSIM. Later that same year, the Note 20 Series was announced with the technology, and of course the S21 series (2021 Flagships), some months after that. The S21 FE launched in 2022 also doesn’t come with it.

In less than 30 years, we have gone from full SIM cards to mini-SIM, micro-SIM, nano Sim and now eSIM.

The “e” in eSIM stands for embedded. eSIM means Embedded Subscriber Identification Module.

It works just like the traditional physical sim cards, it can be used to send and receive messages, send, and receive calls, and be used for browsing the web.

The only difference is that eSIM is built into the smartphone itself. Removing the need for a sim card, sim tray, and sim ejector.

The eSIM technology comes with a lot of benefits but also has its own caveats. But anyhow you look at it, it is the future.

One of the major advantages of eSIM is the ability to use a single profile on more than one device at a time. You can download, install, and connect your smartphone, smartwatch, and Computer to a single profile.

On the flip side, one of the major disadvantages is that switching a sim card from one phone to another is pretty much easier with a physical sim but it isn’t with eSIM at least for now.

Final Thought

The eSim is still only available on Samsung flagships in 2022. None of the five A-Series devices that Samsung has announced this year comes with the feature.

Like I said earlier, eSIM is the future and that future might be upon us 10 years from now.

Even though the flagship phones are the ones that come with it now, you can expect to start seeing mid-range phones supporting it and then later the entry-level phones.

We have seen this with features such as the in-display fingerprint sensor, fast charging, and a high refresh rate.

Until then, above are the Samsung phones with eSIM, and the list will be updated upon the announcement of new smartphones.

It is worth mentioning that in addition to a smartphone supporting eSIM, it must be supported by service providers too for it to work. It is the reason why it is only until a few months ago that we can take advantage of eSIM here in the US.

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