The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has come up with a decision the nano-SIM design. The nano-SIM design that has been picked is 12.3mm tall, 8.8mm wide, and 0.67mm thick. Those dimensions match the ones seen on Apple’s blueprint.
This new nano-SIM design is 40% smaller than today’s micro-SIM, which was popularized by Apple themselves through the iPhone. Shrinking the SIM frees up room inside of mobile devices for extra chips or extended batteries, so this is a big deal. It would also allow for the smartphones of tomorrow to be even slimmer than they are now. These new nano-SIM cards will be “backwards compatible with existing SIM card designs.”
You can check out some official renderings of the chosen nano-SIM design when they are published on the ETSI web page very soon.
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