So I'm posting this in General because
this is purely a matter of curiosity on my part, and
I'm still (im)patiently 😉 waiting for all the logistics and production issues to pass so I can receive my device, so wouldn't really call it a support item.
Does the Pro1 have esim support? And if not, is this something that could be enabled at a later stage with a software update?
Some phones with the Snapdragon 835 SoC support esim, but not all of them:
- Would this be because
They are variations on top of the same base SoC? i.e. SD835 is compatible with eSim it but its not part of the SD835 SoC as such.
The Soc is capable of it but not all vendors/oems choose to implement it on the software side? (Possible motivations below)
Development costs outweigh the perceived benefit or value of the extra feature.
Staying friendly with Telco's, who as I gather are not too keen on eSim - because it will effectively lower the transaction cost of changing providers for consumers. Effectively contributing to reduction of perceived value or benefit as mentioned in the above point.
The following code snippet shows part of the software implementation, I think, but I don't know to what extent this is dependent on the underlying hardware (see the first possible explanation above)
<!-- Number of physical SIM slots on the device. This includes both eSIM and pSIM slots, and
is not necessarily the same as the number of phones/logical modems supported by the device.
For example, a multi-sim device can have 2 phones/logical modems, but 3 physical slots,
or a single SIM device can have 1 phones/logical modems, but 2 physical slots (one eSIM
and one pSIM) -->
I'm completely fine with regular sim so at this point in time the issue is purely academic to me, but I'm curious anyway 😁.