Vodafone, Qualcomm and Thales demo iSIM standard

19 January 2022
A modified Galaxy Z Flip3 was used to show off the new integrated SIM technology.

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AnonD-909757, 19 Jan 2022Or : Stop making smartphones stupid thin. MAINLY if it is... moreThey're not making the phones thinner. In fact, I haven't seen anyone make a phone in recent years that's thinner than 8mm.
The goal in making the components more compact is to accommodate for more hardware to fit inside a limited space of a phone. For instance, you now get larger camera sensors because of the idea of stacking the motherboard components instead of having another motherboard for other things.
It's those things that enable manufacturers to pack in more, but I guess you always think that it's "only" to make phones thin. How sad :(((

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    • Anonymous
    • AJj
    • 20 Jan 2022

    Once Apple uses this tech in their processors, it will be an industry standard.

      Hey Du, 19 Jan 2022And worst in Germany 😂nothing can beat O2!!

        All because apple said future iphones wud not have any ejectable sim slots... The power of apple is amazing sometimes

          Dubsmachine, 19 Jan 2022Blimey, we haven't even got traction with esim yet. I... moreLo did u just say blimey. How british

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            • Anonymous
            • IbE
            • 19 Jan 2022

            Vonikhsat S Metra, 19 Jan 2022Both eSIM and iSIM are a nice plot by governments to make i... moreSorry to break it to you, but the SIM card alone isn’t what makes a burner phone untraceable. You still have to dump the phone too.

            If anything, this makes it a true burner phone, because you are forced to dump the phone with the internal iSIM.

              Gandalf, 19 Jan 2022I mean you can always buy a burner phone for $20, no one is... moreNot when normal SIMs are abandoned and there are no old phones.

                Vonikhsat S Metra, 19 Jan 2022Both eSIM and iSIM are a nice plot by governments to make i... moreI mean you can always buy a burner phone for $20, no one is stopping you lol
                and yes, you haven't read 1984.

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                  • Inva
                  • S3c
                  • 19 Jan 2022

                  The SIM card is effectively a cryptographic unit that can apply digital signatures. With a physical SIM card that you own and control, there's some security here preventing others from misusing it.

                  Trusting an American company that obeys NSA etc. to now replace my SIM card with a piece of digital logic in their chipsets which they fully control... not so sure this is a good idea.

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                    • Chris Hepburn
                    • Cx5
                    • 19 Jan 2022

                    What Joy, Square Wheels.
                    In the early days you needed to blow a 2716 then programming a N.A.M from the keypad.
                    Then came sims, then came Apple that turned the clock back and kids are doffing their caps to Apple Square Wherl am esim’ sad

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                      • AnonD-909757
                      • pZV
                      • 19 Jan 2022

                      Or :
                      Stop making smartphones stupid thin.
                      MAINLY if it is to waste this “precious space” with 2Mp useless sensors.

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                        • U@6
                        • 19 Jan 2022

                        Vonikhsat S Metra, 19 Jan 2022Both eSIM and iSIM are a nice plot by governments to make i... moreIt's very clear that you haven't read 1984

                          Both eSIM and iSIM are a nice plot by governments to make it impossible to use SIM cards anonymously. With them the burner phone becomes a thing of the past. Sigh. Whoever is celebrating this "innovation" hasn't read 1984.

                            chris1998, 19 Jan 2022Love to see it. Vodafone best network in UK And worst in Germany 😂

                              Love to see it. Vodafone best network in UK

                                Blimey, we haven't even got traction with esim yet.
                                I hope this at least uses same technology for carriers to make it easy to swap.