SA: In 2020, shipments of eSIM-enabled smartphones in Western Europe will increase by 65%

On October 26, the latest research report issued by Strategy Analytics pointed out that in 2020, smartphones supporting eSIM will account for 32% of all smartphone shipments in Western Europe. In Western Europe, Apple iPhone and Samsung smartphones account for the vast majority of smartphone shipments that support eSIM, and very few Chinese mobile phone brands provide this technology.

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According to data provided by Strategy Analytics, in 2020, the shipment of eSIM-enabled smartphones in Western Europe reached a record 39 million units. Smartphones supporting eSIM currently account for 32% of all smartphone shipments in the region, up from less than 20% in 2019.

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Deputy Director of Strategy Analytics, said: "In 2020, Apple will account for a quarter of eSIM-enabled smartphone shipments in Western Europe. All new iPhones in the region support eSIM. Samsung is still the main eSIM smartphone. Manufacturer. Its high-end smartphones (such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note20 Ultra) are using eSIM technology."

Ken Hyers, Director of Strategy Analytics, pointed out: “Chinese smartphone brands have been making slow progress in integrating eSIM technology into smartphones. This is due to the resistance of the Chinese market to the use of eSIM in smartphones. We believe this is a great challenge for operators and suppliers. It is unwise to say-consumers like to use eSIM to manage the convenience of their smartphone subscriptions."