The SIM cards we now use in our smartphones came with up to 256KB of storage. With such low storage, we can only store contacts and a few messages. However, the Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator China Unicom in partnership with Ziguang Group launched the all-new 5G Super SIM. Unlike the current SIM card, the new 5G Super SIM will be available in different storage variants. Currently, the 5G Super SIM card comes in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options.
However, the company also mentioned to bring 512GB and 1TB storage variants in the near future. According to China Unicom, the 5G Super SIM can be used for storing photos, videos, and other data from smartphones. It can be used for backup entire data when moving to a new smartphone. However, the users have to install an app for a one-click backup option. It is also mentioned to come enterprise-grade encryption.
We don’t think all smartphones will be compatible with the 5G Super SIM. Only the carrier-exclusive smartphones might get this feature as it needs additional tweaks in terms of software. As of now, the company hasn’t announced the list of smartphones supporting this new technology. Even the details regarding the pricing and availability of the 5G Super SIM are yet to be revealed. Earlier this month, China Unicom launched the 5G trial services in Shanghai, China.
The commercial launch across 40 cities in China will happen in the month of October. While there is no official confirmation, we expect the 5G Super SIM to be made available by the end of this year. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!