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Tech-savvy people are loving the freedom that comes with eSIM technology, otherwise known as Embedded SIM — a software-based version of a traditional chip-style SIM card. In fact, more than half of all mobile devices are expected to use ’em by 2022. 

 

This game-changing technology means it’s never been easier to swap phones, switch phone providers, or change/add mobile coverage — all with the tap of your finger. Travelers are able to hang onto their original phone number while also adding local numbers in the countries they visit — saving big bucks on roaming charges — and there’s no need to wait in cell kiosk lineups or suffer through in-person tech support! (eSIMs are also waaaaay better for the environment, saving millions of plastic SIM cards from winding up in landfills all over the world.)

 

The convenience of eSIM means everyone is suddenly wondering whether or not their phones are eSIM compatible. But wait — there’s no need to try to pry open your device and see if there’s an old-school SIM card inside or not. We’ve saved you the trouble and made a list, ’cause we’re friendly that way. 

 

And you know what? It’s a huge list.

iPhones and Androids and Samsungs, oh my!

 

Grab your scrolling finger and get ready for some action, because here comes our round-up of all devices that currently support eSIM …

 

iPhones that support eSIM technology:

  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone SE (2nd gen or 3rd gen only)
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max

iPads that support eSIM technology:

  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd Generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch (1st generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad Mini (5th Generation)

Android devices that support eSIM technology:

SAMSUNG:

  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Note 20
  • Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Book 2
  • Samsung Watch (Samsung Wearable application)

GOOGLE

  • Google Pixel 2 (only devices with Google Fi)
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3 (selected countries)
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a (most countries))
  • Google Pixel 3a XL
  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6 Plus

MOTOROLA

  • Motorola Razr 2019

HUAWEI

  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro (but not the P40 Pro+ model)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro

OPPO

  • Oppo Find X3 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 5A
  • Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

NUU

  • Nuu Mobile X5

GEMINI

  • Gemini PDA

ACER devices that support eSIM technology:

  • ACER Swift 3
  • ACER Swift 7

ASUS devices:

  • ASUS Mini Transformer T103HAF
  • ASUS NovaGo TP370QL
  • ASUS Vivobook Flip 14 TP401NA

Dell devices:

  • Dell Latitude 7210
  • Dell Latitude 9410
  • Dell Latitude 7310
  • Dell Latitude 7320
  • Dell Latitude 7410
  • Dell Latitude 9420
  • Dell Latitude 9510
  • Dell Latitude 5410
  • Dell Latitude 5420
  • Dell Latitude 5411
  • Dell Latitude 5511

HP devices:

  • HP Elite Dragonfly G2
  • HP Elite Folio 13
  • HP Elitebook G5
  • HP Probook G5
  • HP Zbook G5
  • HP Spectre Folio 13
  • HP Spectre x360

LENOVO devices:

  • Lenovo Miix 630
  • Lenovo Yoga C630
  • Lenovo Yoga 520
  • Lenovo Yoga 720 convertible laptops
  • Lenovo X1 Fold
  • Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5G

Microsoft devices:

  • Surface Duo
  • Surface Go 2
  • Surface Go 3
  • Surface Pro X
  • Surface Pro 5 LTE Advanced
  • New Surface Pro 7+
  • Surface Pro 8
  • Surface Pro LTE

 

Didn’t see your device on this list? Don’t fret. The great news is that many more eSIM-compatible phones are being released regularly, so the list is always growing!

 

We update this post regularly as new eSIM-compatible phones hit the market, so please check back soon if you’re planning to purchase a new phone.

 

Curious about how this technology could work for you? Chat with aloSIM about local and regional eSIM service.

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