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Huawei P40 and P40 Pro: eSIM – Virtual SIM Card



Huawei P40 series comes with a visionary camera system, a new phone design, a new display type and more but there’s a feature that the company has used in this smartphone series for the very first time, called eSIM.

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are the first smartphones from Huawei to adopt the eSIM card feature. However, the Huawei P40 Pro+ doesn’t support eSIM, which could be due to its Ceramic Design.

Embedded-SIM (eSIM) is a virtual SIM card that can be used instead of a physical SIM card. An eSIM card works in the same way as a physical SIM card, but occupies much less space and can be linked with multiple card numbers. You are free to switch between carriers to find the best deal for you.

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro comes in single (SIM + eSIM) and dual SIM (Nano SIM 1 + NM Card or Nano SIM 2 + eSIM) models.

If your phone is a single-SIM device, there are still two options displayed on the screen: SIM 1 and SIM 2.

The eSIM card is installed in the SIM 2 slot by default. If your phone is a dual-SIM device and a physical SIM card is already inserted in slot 2, SIM 2 will be disabled when you add an eSIM card. Inserting or removing SIM 2 will not affect the eSIM services.

A few things to note about eSIM:

  • This feature may vary depending on your carrier.
  • This feature is only available in some countries and regions.
  • You need to contact your carrier to apply for an eSIM card.
  • You can apply for multiple eSIM cards, the maximum number of which is determined by the eSIM chipset capacity of your phone. When the maximum number is reached, you will see a prompt on your phone indicating that you cannot add an eSIM card.
  • One eSIM card can be used at a time.

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