Today, through cooperation with Thales, OPPO has launched the world’s first eSIM function that supports 5G SA on the latest flagship 5G mobile phone OPPO Find X3 Pro.
eSIM stands for embedded SIM. It does not need to be plugged and unplugged like a traditional SIM card, but is directly embedded in the terminal.
The SA (Independent Networking) architecture is one of the mainstream architectures of the future 5G network, which can achieve lower latency and higher flexibility.
Xia Yang, Senior Director of OPPO Carrier Products, said: “Through technical cooperation with Thales this time, we have jointly built Find X3 Pro into the world’s first terminal products to introduce the 5G SA eSIM function.”
Thales is a provider of hardware-based eSIM and eSIM connection management. OPPO’s first smartwatch with built-in cellular network function, the OPPO Watch series, uses the eSIM solution provided by Thales.
This time, OPPO and Thales launched a research and development cooperation, integrated its eSIM solution into Find X3 Pro, and completed eSIM server adaptation, machine debugging and verification, function development and commissioning.
And further cooperated with operators to conduct network joint debugging in the existing network to ensure that two SIM cards and one eSIM can be supported on a mobile phone, and for the first time the 5G SA network is supported on the eSIM side.
It is reported that OPPO began research and development for eSIM technology in 2018. It has launched smart phones that support eSIM, and its first smart watch product, OPPO Watch, also supports the eSIM solution.