Samsung has announced that their new Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G smartwatch will come with an eSIM, the GSMA has now announced a new eSIM standard and Samsung’s device will be one of the first to use it.
The new eSIM is supported by the majority of mobile carriers, which include Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone, Telefonica and more.
“At Samsung, we aim to meet and anticipate consumers’ needs and the development of the first GSMA-compliant eSIM is further example of our pursuit of meaningful innovation,” said Yunsang Park, Senior Vice President of R&D Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to introduce Samsung Gear S2 3G classic as not only a starting point for more devices to be connected globally, but as a step forward in our commitment to support the development of the IoT market.”
Samsung has played an instrumental role in driving cross-industry collaboration among global operators and SIM vendors to implement a GSMA compliant eSIM to consumer device. The company worked with several industry partners including: M1 Limited, Orange, Singtel, StarHub Ltd., Telefónica, TeliaSonera, Vodafone Group and SIM Vendors – Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and Oberthur Technologies. This group has been working together to create a technical specification, which will allow users to download a mobile network operator’s profile to eSIM-powered companion devices.
You can find out more details about the new eSIM in the Gear S2 Classic over at Samsung at the link below.