Google’s Pixel 8 Smartphone Could Spark A New Trend In Android Of Eliminating SIM Slots

Foldable phones are no longer in trend and it now appears the tech world is moving on toward a new design of Android phones where Google’s Pixel devices could be sparking new trends.

The company’s Pixel 8 is believed to be the latest in terms of release for Android this fall season. And believe it or not, it may soon turn into the latest eSIM-only device by the Android maker itself. Moreover, we saw iPhone maker Apple already launch its own range of devices in the past after flaunting a series of security benefits that could only be availed through phones which had eSIMs.

One notable source coder put out a theory regarding how the renders for Google’s latest Pixel device failed to encase slots for SIMs. And it’s really not like any other device from the company that we’ve seen arise in the past.

This is the first time a Pixel would be launched without a SIM slot. In the past, we saw models of Pixel 6 and 7 encasing the feature so it looks like the 8th version is the lucky one that’s soon to give rise to the latest trend that we’ve seen Apple take on.

Clearly, the news is major as eSIMs are definitely reigning supreme in the iPhone world. Now, the question is whether this new change would give rise to new trends in terms of others in the Android phone industry.

For now, the renders are yet to attain official status. And from what we’re seeing, Google is yet to follow up with some more teasers at the previously held Google I/O for this year.

The search engine giant also failed at generating any more statements on if we’re going to see eSIMs take center stage for Pixel 8. However, we may see some sort of credibility in the speculations. This comes at a time when Google is trying to put out all the necessary work for transfers toward eSIM technology.

Other media reports have been speaking on the matter and how Google is really wanting the feature for Android for quite some time now. We even saw tech experts putting out screengrabs that display eSIM getting activated and relying upon QR codes. However, we’re yet to see the rollout go live yet.

Google has provided support for eSIM links that go back to 2016. However, most devices within this particular ecosystem make use of Nano SIMs, and you’ll be shocked at how the latest Galaxy Z Fold 5 fails to take on physical SIMs.

This new eSIM lifestyle is not taking off as far as Android is concerned. But many people are definitely awaiting its launch. And in most cases, people adore the thought of not having to deal with additional hardware when they’re embarking on tasks such as transferring numbers.

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