(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 has two physical SIM slots and an eSIM (but not in the US)

Phone
By 

Last updated: August 12th, 2021 at 13:32 UTC+02:00

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 brings plenty of big upgrades over the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and even more so over the Galaxy Fold. Samsung’s actually gone as far as making its new foldables water resistant to the same standard as its non-folding flagships, and the Z Fold 3 is also the company’s first-ever phone with an under-display camera.

Naturally, Samsung has focused on improving the little things as well, and one of those is the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s SIM card capabilities. Unlike the first two Galaxy Z Fold devices, the Z Fold 3 has two physical SIM card slots instead of one, and it has an embedded SIM (eSIM), as well.

So, technically, you can use three different carriers on the Galaxy Z Fold 3, although only two of them can be active at the same time. That is, you can either have the second physical SIM slot active or the eSIM, but you can switch between them on the fly. This is an excellent feature for those who may have multiple phone numbers, which is often the case in markets such as India, even though three phone numbers might be a stretch for most people.

Sadly, there’s still no expandable storage support, and considering it’s not available even on the Galaxy S21 lineup, there’s pretty much no chance that Samsung’s foldable phones will ever get it. Thankfully, you can pick up the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in 256GB and 512GB storage variants (both of which feature 12GB of RAM).

And if you’re wondering about the Galaxy Z Flip 3, you’re still getting just dual SIM functionality – one physical SIM slot and an eSIM, though we can hopefully expect this to change next year.

Update: The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will only have a single physical SIM slot and lack eSIM support in the US. eSIM hardware is present in all of Samsung’s new flagships so it could be enabled by carriers at a later stage, but, out of the box, the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 only support a single SIM card stateside.

Interested in one of Samsung’s new Galaxy devices? Don’t forget to support SamMobile by visiting this link and purchasing it directly from Samsung!

Phone Galaxy Z Flip 3Galaxy Z Fold 3
Load 4 comments

You might also like

Galaxy Z Fold 3 gets January 2023 security update

Two weeks ago, Samsung released the January 2023 security update to the Galaxy Note 10 series. Later, the update was released to the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A73, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy S22. Now, the update is being expanded to Samsung’s flagship smartphones for the first time, starting with the Galaxy […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 6 days ago

These phones will get One UI 5.1 update soon after Galaxy S23 launch

It is expected that Samsung will debut the Galaxy S23 series with Android 13-based One UI 5.1 software onboard. Going by the company’s track record, the new software will be rolled out to previous-generation high-end phones first, then to tablets and mid-range smartphones. Well, Samsung has now confirmed which phones will get the One UI […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago

Bill Gates got the Samsung chairman to upgrade his Galaxy Z Fold 3

A lot of folks already know that Microsoft founder Bill Gates uses a Samsung foldable. The billionaire philanthropist revealed last year that he uses a Galaxy Z Fold 3 along with a portable PC, and, well, he’s now upgraded to a newer phone from our favorite Korean tech giant. In a new Reddit AMA (Ask […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 weeks ago

Best Samsung Phones in January 2023 – Picked by experts

Given the sheer number of devices that it releases every year, finding the best Samsung phones can often prove to be a challenge for most customers. It doesn’t matter if you want a flagship or a budget device. Samsung offers plenty of options for all price ranges. To make it easier for you to find […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 3 weeks ago

One UI 5.0 update breaks Fitbit Charge 5 sync on some Galaxy devices

Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update went into full swing, and the majority of its supported phones are already running the latest Android version. The company is on the verge of concluding the Android 13 update rollout. While the rollout went off without a hitch, several Fitbit Charge 5 and Fitbit Luxe users reported […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 4 weeks ago

Samsung announces huge discounts on smartphones in India

The holiday season is here, and Samsung is offering huge discounts on its products. Today, the brand has announced discount offers on its products in India. The company is offering temporary price cuts, bank offers, and freebies on its flagship smartphones in the country. These offers are currently available on Samsung India’s official online store. […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago