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PSA: Galaxy Z Fold 2 eSIM functionality will be enabled with an update

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Last updated: September 18th, 2020 at 13:04 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 went on sale globally today, but some pre-order customers have been using it for a few days already. And many of them have been wondering: Where can they find the eSIM option on their new foldable? The Z Fold 2, like the Galaxy Fold, comes with one physical SIM slot and an embedded SIM, but as owners of the device have realized, the latter isn’t actually available for use.

Well, we can confirm that eSIM functionality is indeed missing on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 out of the box, but don’t worry: Samsung has confirmed to us that it will be enabling the eSIM option on its new foldable with a software update.

No ETA yet for the update

We haven’t been told when that software update will arrive, but we can only hope Samsung will roll it out as soon as possible, because anyone who uses two different carriers or was using an eSIM previously before they upgraded to the Z Fold 2 is currently in a bind. Not to mention that the ability to connect to a mobile network is basic stuff that everyone expects to just work on a smartphone, whether it’s an affordable one or one that costs $1999.

We’ll be sure to let you know once Samsung releases the said software update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2. In the meantime, if you already have the big, bold and beautiful foldable in your possession, be sure to leave a comment and tell us how your experience has been so far, the missing SIM functionality notwithstanding.

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