Apple attracted a lot of attention by removing the physical SIM card slot from all US variants of the iPhone 14. Not only did this leave a lot of users confused about SIM support in the iPhone 14 lineup, but it also sparked conversations about other manufacturers doing something similar. So what about Google’s new Pixel phones? Do Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro support dual SIM and eSIM? Simply put, yes, the Google Pixel 7 series offers dual SIM and eSIM support.
Just like a lot of other smartphones out there, Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro both offer dual SIM support. While you only get one Nano SIM slot in the new Pixel phones, you can get another eSIM to go along with it and use both numbers simultaneously. This means that you can have two active numbers on your Pixel phones at any time. But what makes these phones even better is that they will also support dual eSIMs soon.
Google Pixel 7 series: Nano SIM plus dual eSIM support
Pixel 7 will be the first Android phone to support dual eSIM! I’ve been tracking this feature (called eSIM MEP) for a while now, and I was wondering when Google will enable it on the device. https://t.co/0XCMnsXpfi
– Mishaal Rahman October 12 2022
That’s right, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will take advantage of “Multiple Enabled Profiles” (MEP) support on Android 13 to have two active eSIMs. MEP support, in case you didn’t know, eliminates the need for two eSIMs or an eSIM and a nano SIM for dual SIM functionality. It allows a single eSIM to connect to two different carriers at the same time. While this, technically, makes the new Pixel phones the first Android phones with dual eSIM support, there’s no official confirmation on this from Google. It is expected to be enabled in the future with a feature update and all official resources from Google only mention a physical SIM as well as eSIM support for now.
However, this does not change the fact that the new Pixel phones offer dual SIM and eSIM support. You will only have to use a physical SIM and an eSIM to use two numbers on these phones for the dual eSIM feature to drop.
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Google Pixel 7 Pro comes with dual SIM support out of the box. You can use a single nano SIM with an eSIM to have two active numbers.
Regular Pixel 7 models also support Dual SIM. You can use a physical nano SIM with an eSIM.
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