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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC features iSIM silicon to replace SIM cards and eSIM chips

March 6, 2023

Via: TechSpot

The classic SIM card-based standard is slowly being replaced by newer eSIM tech, but mobile manufacturers and SoC designers are already working to go beyond that. Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform is the first GSMA certified iSIM-compatible device and the world’s first “commercially deployable” SoC device with iSIM functionality integrated directly into the chip.

The iSIM is yet another – and likely the last – step in the evolution of connectivity technology for mobile users and devices. The eSIM (embedded-SIM) was designed to replace the small plastic card (and the integrated circuit within) needed for user identification by mobile service providers with a chip soldered on the phone’s motherboard.

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