T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has reportedly started receiving an update that brings eSIM support to the phone. If that’s true, the T-Mobile-branded Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be the first smartphone to get eSIM support other than an iPhone or Google Pixel. Currently, if a user wants to have eSIM support in the US, he either needs to have an iPhone or a Pixel phone. Though several other phones also have eSIM hardware they still don’t have eSIM support from carriers. But the latest update for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on T-Mobile is bringing support for eSIM through a software upgrade, according to a screenshot shared by a Reddit user.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra eSIM Support
Samsung’s recent Galaxy S21 lineup is claimed by the company to support eSIM but this feature is still not enabled in any major US carrier. So Note 20 Ultra is the first smartphone to get support for this feature through an update for T-Mobile. If this support does come to the S21 lineup, it has not yet rolled out to any Galaxy S21 series phones. But considering the support coming to the older Note 20 Ultra, it is speculated that the Galaxy S21 series phones may also get this soon.
Since the eSIM support is now coming to the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phones, it also means that these devices will now become dual-SIM capable through eSIM. The update is also said to add support for Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS). Apart from the eSIM support and related features, the new update also comes with security improvements and a few bug fixes. This update has started rolling out as an OTA update to T-Mobile Note 20 Ultra users. If you haven’t yet received a notification for it, you can check it manually by going to the update section in your device’s settings or wait till it arrives for your phone.