SIM cards are an integral part of mobile phones and even though it is one of those use it and forget it pieces of technology it is also evolving as new technologies emerge to change it. The SIM is now poised for another evolution as a new one is going to be introduced very soon.
The new SIM, called the nano-sim, will be introduced by GieseckÂ & Devrient (G&D), the same company that released the first commercial SIM card two decads ago. The nano-SIM is slated to be displayed to the public at a trade show that will be held in Paris from November 15 to 17.
The new nano-SIM brings the miniaturization of the SIM to new levels. It is going to be 30 times smaller than micro-SIM cards â€“ the small SIMs that iPhone owners are quite familiar with. The nano-SIM will also be 60 times smaller than the popular standard SIM size that is used on a majority of phones. The nano-SIM will not only be smaller, it will also be slimmer. IT is going to be 15 percent more svelte than the standard SIM.
So what are the ramifications of a very small SIM? Apparently plenty. If phone manufacturers adopt the nano-SIM it will give manufacturers more space that they can then utilize for developing larger batteries and smaller and slimmer phones.
G&D shared that phones that use nano-SIMs will begin appearing as early as next year. Thereâ€™s talk that Apple may be one of the first to use the nano-SIM because of Appleâ€™s interest in using extremely small SIMs for their devices.