The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are the primary telephones which might be outfitted with an eSIM. The eSIM is the following step within the evolution of SIM playing cards and as an alternative of utilizing a bodily SIM card, it enables you to change your community supplier utilizing software program.
The know-how is not new – we have already seen Apple’s model of it in addition to different merchandise similar to Samsung’s Gear S3 smartwatch use it however it’s the first time it has been outfitted on a telephone.
For the time being, the one supplier that works with eSIM contained in the Pixel 2 is Google’s Venture Fi, an MNVO (cell digital community operator) within the US working over the T-Cellular and Dash networks. Over time, this could change as extra community suppliers undertake the usual.
No twin SIM for you!
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL even have a tray that may settle for your commonplace nano SIM card. This makes the Pixel 2 telephones work together with your present supplier.
Sadly, Google has confirmed to TechRadar that you could’t have the nano SIM and the eSIM working concurrently on the brand new Google Pixel 2 handsets – no less than not right now.
If each of those labored concurrently, it could have allowed the tip person to make use of the Google Pixel 2 as a twin SIM telephone. Most of their well-known telephone producers similar to Samsung, LG, Huawei and Lenovo have provided this performance on their telephones for the previous few years.
We have reached out to Google to search out out if this function may very well be enabled via a software program replace or if would require a change on the hardware stage and can replace the story after we hear from them.