Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 / Flip 4 will be the first smartphone in South Korea to support eSIM

Some Samsung smartphones have previously turned on eSIM support. For example, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 folding screens both support eSIM, but only in certain countries/regions and operators.

A new report claims that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 will be the first eSIM-enabled smartphones in South Korea.

South Korean mobile operators have yet to launch eSIM services due to concerns over traditional SIM card sales, an increase in subscriber churn, and a decline in average revenue per subscriber. The South Korean government has been negotiating with local operators to introduce eSIM services since last year. The South Korean operator is now in the final stages of developing eSIM applications and mobile data services, the report said.

eSIM has been developed as a replacement for a second SIM card. Manufacturers no longer need to produce dual-SIM phones. The eSIM hardware is embedded in the device. Users can simply use a traditional SIM card and add a second number or data plan via the eSIM. This eliminates the need to replace the SIM card for the second line.

eSIM cards will make it easier for users to switch between carriers. They can easily activate new lines and data plans on the eSIM without having to visit the carrier store. Therefore, it will affect the fluctuation of the operator's user volume.

In other markets where eSIM services are already available, users can also expect new technical support from Samsung's new foldable phone. Samsung is expected to release new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 folding screens in the second week of August. The report mentioned that Samsung will start accepting pre-orders for the new folding screen phone on August 16. The new folding screen phone is expected to be released on August 26.

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