Google ties up with Reliance Jio, Airtel for eSIM service on Pixel 3

By Anuj Sharma - December 4, 2018
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To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, Google is also creating a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones.

Google today announced the tie up with Reliance Jio and Airtel to soon bring eSIM service on its latest Pixel 3 smartphones. With eSIM, getting wireless service is as easy as turning on your phone.

“With eSIM, we hope to bring you instant connectivity across more carrier networks, and devices in the Google ecosystem—from Android smartphones to Chromebooks to Wear OS smartwatches,” Google said in a blog post.

To enable a consistent and simple experience across the ecosystem, Google is also creating a program that allows Android device makers to build eSIM-capable smartphones.

In October, Google launched Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL smartphones in three colours: Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink.

Pixel 3 (64GB) is priced at Rs 71,000, Pixel 3 (128GB) costs Rs 80,000, Pixel 3 XL (64GB) is priced at Rs 83,000 and Pixel 3 XL (128GB) will cost Rs 92,000.

There is 12.2MP dual-pixel 1.4μm rear camera with auto-focus with dual pixel phase detection, optical + electronic image stabilisation, spectral + flicker sensor, ƒ/1.8 aperture and a wide field of view – 76-degrees. Further, there is 8MP wide-angle and normal cameras. Wide-angle: ƒ/2.2 aperture, field of view 97-degrees, fixed focus; normal: ƒ/1.8 aperture, field of view 75-degrees, autofocus with phase detection. Pixel 3 is IP68 water and dust resistant and has a security chip custom-designed by Google called Titan M, making it the most secure phone the company has built yet, the company said. 

Both the Pixel 3 variants come with high quality Pixel USB-C earbuds and a USB-C Digital to 3.5 mm headphone adapter in the box.

 

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