Nano-SIM: new SIM technology for smartphones and tablet

1 Mins read

Giesecke & Devrient, a German technology development company, has announced the construction of a new generation of SIM cards, the size of 2/3 compared to the current micro-SIM, the Nano-SIM. The invention was inspired by the needs of Apple, which has long claimed to want to implement a new type of SIM card, smaller than the already small Micro-SIM, to install on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.

Nano-SIM new SIM technology for smartphones and tablet

The new Nano-SIM could be applied since the new smartphones next year. The type of relationship between Apple and Giesecke & Devrient is not clear, and it is not specified if the first generation of these SIM cards will appear on Apple, or if there is no relationship between developments and first appeared on the market. The new technology renews the field of SIM, still remained within the circuit to those of 20 years ago. This is due to the fact that the micro-SIM, although smaller, have the same size of standard SIM circuit, the only difference being the space occupied by the plastic support of the SIM. In this case, however, the circuit is to be changed, thus making it impossible to retrofit a phone to receive a Nano-SIM. The Nano-SIM is 30% smaller than the Micro-SIM and 15% thinner. With a total reduction of 60%, smartphones and tablet manufacturers are prepared to have them a few inches more to expand the capabilities of the device, being able to leverage for increased user memory, or to build larger battery, or even make the mobile device simply more subtle.

Nano-SIM new SIM technology for smartphones and tablet

The testing of Nano-SIM is happening on different network operators, to test its operation under conditions of each type of protocol currently in circulation. The standardization of this new technology in the reference body responsible for telecommunications in Europe, ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), should arrive late this year. In May last year, Apple’s inspiration for the project, had already submitted to ETSI for an original project that concerns a new generation of SIM cards, but apparently the project had not received any feedback. Now Apple will try again, from the German company, and this time it seems that the results have arrived. The new Nano-SIM will be compatible with older models of smartphones and tablets through an adapter, and will be officially presented on November 15.

581 posts

About author
Professional writer with more than 7 years of experience. Joseph has worked as a content creator and editor on different web pages. He has been coordinator and content manager in various editorial teams. He also has extensive experience in SEO and digital marketing.
Related posts

OnePlus launches its first wearable OnePlus Band on January 11

1 Mins read
Activity wristbands, smart watches and wearables in general have become a highly coveted item by users around the world. The launch will…

How to unlock a cell phone online by IMEI?

2 Mins read
When cell phones are purchased directly from a telephone service provider, they are usually delivered blocked to operate exclusively with their lines…

Samsung: smartphones of 2021 will not support old wearable devices

1 Mins read
If you are among users who still own and use a Samsung Gear smartwatch, you may have to think twice before purchasing…
Power your team with InHype

We don't send spam mails to any of our subscriber. So, relax and subscribe our latest blogs.