Only some nations would support eSIM on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.


 We can see that there is no port for a SIM card when we look at the renderings of the next Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. This implies that only eSIMs would be accepted, same to how other nations support iPhones.

On our cellphones, there are some features we take for granted. So much so that we don't even think to ask whether this new model or that will incorporate them. That is likely the reason why a significant aspect of Google's upcoming Pixel 8 and 8 Pro seems to have been completely overlooked by everyone. Even if we are still awaiting official details, we already know practically everything about the brand's upcoming smartphones, including their processor's capabilities, the screens' refresh rate, and the picture sensor upgrade.

We did not anticipate, however, that the Pixel 8 might not have a slot for a SIM card to be inserted, necessitating the use of an eSIM. On X (Twitter), Mishaal Rahman draws attention to the fact that the renderings made public by @OnLeaks and @mysmartprice lack the distinctive location. A simple mistake? Unlucky for you, it was found on the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7a models.


The information is of course to be taken in the conditional since Google has not explicitly stated whether the drawings in issue are, in fact, official. But, at least in the US, switching to eSIM wouldn't be worthless. On the country's currently available iPhone 14, this is the situation. Given that Google is currently working on the transfer of eSIMs between smartphones, as Mishaal Rahman points out, the company may thus decide to follow Apple's example.

We can see a SIM card slot on the edge of what appears to be a Pixel 8 or 8 Pro in videos. This would point in the direction of a market-specific "eSIM only" version that is not implemented universally.Of course, this could also mean that the renders were simply the victim of an oversight on the part of their creator. Response in October to the official release of smartphones.