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Samsung’s latest foldables finally gain eSIM support in the US

Dual-SIM support finally comes to US Samsung foldables.
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June 17, 2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold vs Z Flip camera closeup 1
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TL;DR
  • Samsung has activated eSIM support for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the US.
  • The phones can now use eSIMs, as well as a dual-SIM setup.

Samsung has released updated firmware for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, adding support for eSIM in the US.

Labeled F926USQU1DVEE and F711USQU2DVEE, for the Fold 3 and Flip 3, respectively, the firmware activates the phones’ built-in eSIM support. The technology is part of the phone’s circuit board and makes it possible for the phone to be programmed remotely instead of relying exclusively on a traditional SIM card.

Read more: The best dual-SIM Android phones available

Another major advantage of eSIM is the ability to have a dual-SIM setup. For example, a user could use the eSIM for their standard carrier and pop in a traditional SIM card when traveling internationally or for use in areas where their normal carrier has poor coverage.

According to XDA, in addition to eSIM support, the update also brings a number of Galaxy S22 camera features to the foldable devices.

Samsung eSIM support for foldables: Changelogs

Galaxy Z Flip 3

  • Overall stability of your device has been improved.
  • The security of your device has been improved.
  • The camera’s functions have been improved.
  • The ‘Auto framing’ feature is supported in video mode and some video call apps.
  • The quality of pictures taken with social or camera apps downloaded from the application store has been improved.
  • eSIM support
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) support

Galaxy Z Fold 3

  • Overall stability of your device has been improved.
  • The security of your device has been improved.
  • The camera’s functions have been improved.
  • The Night portrait feature has been enhanced.
  • The telephoto lens is supported in Pro mode.
  • The ‘Auto framing’ feature is supported in video mode and some video call apps.
  • The quality of pictures taken with social or camera apps downloaded from the application store has been improved.
  • eSIM support
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) support