Samsung Announces Its First Ever Wearable To Sport A Remotely Activated SIM

Omar Sohail
Posted Feb 19, 2016
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If you ever wanted the world’s first ever wearable to be incorporated with a remotely activated SIM, then Samsung has some very good news for you.

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Samsung Announces Its Gear S2 Classic 3G With GSMA Compliant eSIM

According to the Samsung newsroom briefing, Yunsang Park, Senior Vice President of R&D Office, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics has stated the following:

“At Samsung, we aim to meet and anticipate consumers’ needs and the development of the first GSMA-compliant eSIM is further example of our pursuit of meaningful innovation. We are excited to introduce Samsung Gear S2 3G classic as not only a starting point for more devices to be connected globally, but as a step forward in our commitment to support the development of the IoT market.”

The South Korean tech giant has partnered with several industry partners in order for its product to come to the light. These partners have been listed below:

  • M1 Limited
  • Orange,
  • Singtel
  • StarHub
  • Telefónica
  • TeliaSonera
  • Vodafone Group

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SIM Vendors

  • Gemalto
  • Giesecke Devrient
  • Oberthur Technologies

All of these industry partners have come together to create one standard, which will allow users to download a mobile network operator’s profile to eSIM-powered companion devices. So what exactly will be the primary advantage to owning a Samsung Gear S2 Classic 3G? The common approach that Samsung and its partners are trying to observe is the experience delivered by the eSIM solution. Not only do these firms intend on helping the growth of the IoT market, which in turn will allow manufacturers to build products that can support global deployment, but there will also be another benefit.

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It will provide consumers with more security and give them a multitude of options concerning devices and operators. Samsung and its partners will be looking to make sure that future wearable owners are able to receive coverage across the entire region in due time. The company has not announced any pricing details of the product at this time but has stated that it will be available during March. Are you guys excited to witness an eSIM in action? Let us know your thoughts.

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