At the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC 2023), companies presented their new technologies and phones to users. The event, which started on February 27 and continued until March 2, Xiaomi and its sub-brands, we can say.
While many manufacturers introduced their new products at the fair, Xiaomi’s new flagship models Xiaomi 13 ve Xiaomi 13 Pro‘nun Besides, some accessories managed to attract the attention of the visitors at the fair. Another interesting development was NAME, developed by Xiaomi Apple as an eSIM competitor.
NAME is coming as a serious competitor to eSIM
Qualcomm introduced the world’s first GSMA compliant iSIM technology at MWC 2023. The new technology will debut in line with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform. The abbreviation “iSIM” stands for “Integrated SIM” is coming. It is expected to replace Embedded SIM (eSIM) technology, which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Advantages of iSIM
iSIM has similar technology to eSIM. However, the biggest advantage of iSIM is that it is a much more economical solution. The necessary components for eSIM technology take up space inside smartphones. iSIM, on the other hand, is built into the chipset, eliminating the complexity of components created by eSIM. In addition, manufacturers can reduce production costs as there is no additional component on the phone’s motherboard.
Manufacturers can gain more space by moving away from eSIM and adopting this new technology to make room for other components such as a larger battery or better cooling system.
Although integrated SIM technology cannot be used in new devices in the short term, it is estimated that the first smartphones using iSIM will go on sale in the second quarter of 2023. In the new Xiaomi phones that will be released in the future Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 With this feature, it is considered to be certain.