Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be supporting an eSIM feature making it the first smartphone to support this feature. The smartphones will come with an embedded SIM and with a nano eSIM slot. Currently this feature is available only in the United States.
The eSIM technology comes as a part of Google's Project Fi initiative where the user does not have to use a physical SIM. The user can connect this embedded SIM to Project Fi on their phones, through its app. It works like a Wi-Fi. With a tap of a button, you can choose the operator you wish to connect on Google Project Fi app. However, for those whose operator does not support the Project Fi, may have to insert a physical SIM.
The Project Fi on their website said, "This means you no longer need to go to a store to get a SIM card for wireless service, wait a few days for your card to arrive in the mail, or fumble around with a bent paper clip to coax your SIM card into a tiny slot. Getting wireless service with eSIM is as quick as connecting your phone to Wi-Fi."
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has a nano eSIM slot. Here, the user does not have to switch their SIM cards if they intend to change their service provider. The eSIM technology was last used by Apple for their Watch Series 3.
This is the first phone which comes with an eSIM technology.
The recently released Pixel 2 comes with a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and 16:9 aspect ratio with 441 PPI pixel density. Pixel 2 XL, meanwhile comes with 6-inch P-OLED QHD display panel with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 18:9 aspect ratio and 538 PPI pixel density. The two phones smartphones come with two internal storage variants, 64 GB and 128 GB. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available for pre-order on Google Store.
For the Indian market, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-orders will begin on 26 October and the devices will go on sale in November. Pixel 2 comes in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue colours while Pixel 2 XL has Just Black and Black and White variants. Pixel 2 will be priced at Rs 61,000 for 64 GB variant and Rs 70,000 for 128 GB. Pixel 2 XL 64 GB will cost Rs 73,000 and Pixel 2 XL 128 GB will be available for Rs 82,000.