Tag: Mobile Phones

eSIM cards – The next big thing after notch-display ?

In the final post of #MyFriendAlexa series, I am going to touch a Tech topic. Its been a while since I have written something about tech. When hitechup was operational, it was a routine affair for me. Anyways, in this post, I am going to talk about eSIM cards.

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Representation of eSIM cards

So, what is an eSIM card? eSIM card stands for embedded SIM (Subscriber Identity Module). It replaces your physical SIM cards. Though this technology is still at its nascent stage, it may become the talk of the town, like notch displays. The concept of notch display became mainstream with the launch of iPhone X.

 

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Notch Display (iPhone X)

An eSIM card is an integrated chip that is embedded in the device and cannot be removed from the device. It is formally known as Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC). It is a re-writable chip and is equipped with M2M (Machine to Machine) and Remote Provisioning capabilities.  This feature eliminates the requirement of plastic SIM cards.

Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of eSIM cards:

  • With the removal of the SIM slot, phones will become thinner. This will make the device more resistant to water and dust.
  • It is going to be a boon for International travellers. They can easily switch to a local network.
  • IoT (Internet of Things) and wearable devices with eSIM facility can easily connect to the cellular network.

It would be interesting to see whether eSIM cards become the trending topic of the smartphone industry or not. Only two service providers support eSIM cards in India – Airtel and Jio.

Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play launched in India, prices starts at ₹ 11,999

Lenovo-owned Motorola has finally introduced the successor to the Moto G5 series by launching the sixth-generation of Moto G smartphone series in India. The company has launched the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play smartphones in India.

Pricing and availability

The Moto G6 Play is priced at ₹ 11,999 and will go on sale via Flipkart. Prices for the Moto G6 starts at ₹ 13,999 and will go on sale via Amazon. The 3GB + 32GB variant of the Moto G6 is priced at ₹ 13,999 and the 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at ₹ 15,999. Both the smartphones will on sale starting midnight tonight. These handsets will also be available across all the Moto Hubs.

Specifications

Moto G6

Source : Motorola website

The Moto G6 sports a 5.7inch Full HD+ bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ration and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor with 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GBor 64 GB internal storage. The storage can be topped up by another 128GB via microSD card. The handset runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Moto G6 sports a dual rear camera setup at the back – 12MP primary and 5 MP secondary with dual tone LED flash. On the front, it has got an 8MP selfie camera with LED flash. The handset packs a 3,000mAh battery and supports TurboCharge. Other features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB Type – C.

Moto G6 Play

Source : Flipkart

The Moto G6 Play sports a 5.7inch Full HD+ display bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be topped up by another 128GB via microSD card. The handset runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Moto G6 Play features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera. The handset packs a 4,000mAh battery and supports TurboCharge. Other features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and USB Type – C.
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