Google Pixel 3 to feature eSIM in India with carriers – Airtel and Reliance

Google Pixel 3 to feature eSIM in India with carriers – Airtel and Reliance: Google made an announcement on Tuesday regarding the eSIM wireless service with Reliance Jio and Airtel telecom carriers in India on its Google Pixel 3 smartphone. Google is the first smartphone seller to support built-in eSIMs. Kerrie Lenhart, Director, Partnerships at Google, said in a statement that Airtel and Reliance in India would be the two carriers which will launch the eSIM support for Pixel 3.

Google announces eSIM support for Pixel 3 smartphones in India with Airtel and Reliance Jio


  • Google made the announcement in a blog post on Monday
  • It named various carriers across the world, including Jio and Airtel
  • eSIM support will arrive in the coming months, Google said

“Sprint in the US, EE in the UK, Airtel and Reliance Jio in India, and Truphone and Gigsky in various countries will also roll out eSIM support for Pixel 3 in the coming months,” Kerrie Lenhart Hogan said.

She further added “If you’re in Germany, look out for the ability to purchase Pixel 3 with eSIM functionality from Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone soon.”

Pixel 2 is the head chief smartphone with eSIM, a set in SIM that lets you directly connect to a carrier network with just one tap. The SIM stores all the essential information to detect and validate the mobile users. With the use of eSIM, users can easily connect through all the devices in the Google network, ranging from Android smartphones, Chromebooks as well as Wear OS smartwatches.

An eSIM comes as an integrated SIM chip which can’t be removed from the device and sometimes it is also known as eUICC (embedded Universal Circuit Card). The data on the eSIM is amenable and re-writable by all users or operators. The credentials data can be updated over the year, to allow an alteration or change of the user. With the usage of eSIM there will be no new SIM required.

Goggle also said, “To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, we’re also creating a programme that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones”.

Google Pixel 3 was launched in India on October with 2 variants one of 64 GB and 128 GB. The 64 GB variants of ‘Google Pixel 3’ costs Rs 71,000 and for the 128 GB variants it costs up to Rs 80,000 in India.

Talking about the “Pixel 3 XL”, it is also available in 2 variants, 64 GB and 128 GB. It costs Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 92,000 for the 128GB variant.

Whereas, Google Pixel 3 as well as “Pixel 3 XL” are a little expensive but have great features such as: it is excellently build, easy to handle, HDR accomplished display, Great cameras, Spontaneous In-built software features, Brilliant stereo speakers and many more.