Android 13 might come with a breakthrough feature – the ability to use two carrier networks on one phone using just one eSIM.
If, until now, folks had to buy and use phones with two SIM cards to access different carriers and phone numbers, soon that could change, thanks to Google.
Google is apparently working on implementing the technology they came up with in a 2020 patent. There, the tech titan showed the possibility of Multiple Enabled Profiles (MEP), a feature that would allow a phone to function with two carriers and a single eSIM.
Splitting the SIM interface might be a feature introduced with Android 13, believes Esper. The company is rumored to be already testing the solution on their Pixel phones.
The protocol could work with iOS devices and even Windows, though.
That would mean more manufacturers would have the chance to rethink their designs and possibly reimagine the SIM slot as a microSD card one or increase the size of an inner phone component.
On the other hand, users could switch between networks easier and swifter.