Qualcomm and Vodafone have jointly demonstrated iSIM technology, a SIM card embedded in the smartphone, with a working smartphone. The demo used a modified Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a Snapdragon 888 chip embedded with a Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit. While the already known eSIM technology works through a separate chip, iSIM works using the phone’s own system chip.
According to Qualcomm, embedding the network card into the smartphone’s processor will allow for higher performance, better system integration, and greater memory capacity, as well as freeing up space inside the device. According to the manufacturer, iSIM could be integrated into a wide range of devices, and the technology could be used in laptops, tablets and VR headsets, giving users access to mobile communications on even more devices.
In a statement on Qualcomm’s iSIM technology, it is stated that the technology offers great opportunities for service providers, frees up valuable space inside devices and allows users to take advantage of the full potential of 5G networks and the user experience that it brings. provide on most devices.
Smartphones, mobile PCs, virtual and/or augmented reality headsets and industrial IoT devices can benefit the most from iSIM, says US.
Vodafone has also added its own thoughts to this statement, stating that its aim is to create a world where all assets are simply and seamlessly connected to each other and where the customer is in full control. According to the telecom service provider, iSIM, combined with its remote management platform, is an important step in achieving this. They also added that the use of the technology would also allow customers to use multiple accounts on one device at the same time. Although the two companies have long mentioned the benefits of iSIM, neither of them discussed when the standard will be introduced in commercially available devices.
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