UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Chinese company Xiaomi has patented a SIM card combined with microSD.
Simka, which also acts as a drive, will free up more space for other components inside the device, as well as solve the problem of expanding disk space on smartphones (such as the iPhone 11 or Google Pixel 4) that do not have a microSD slot.
Xiaomi’s patent describes a double-sided card, on which there are connectors for a mobile communication module (including one compatible with 5G networks) on one side, and for flash memory on the other.
According to Gizchina, the company uses its own technology, so the first hybrid of SIM cards and microSD may appear on smartphones under the brands Xiaomi and Redmi.
A dedicated microSD card slot is likely to lose all devices in the future. Ziguang has been experimenting with a similar two-sided card since 2019, and in recent years, eSIM technology, an electronic SIM card that does not need a physical card or a separate slot, has become increasingly popular.
Xiaomi development can find application in cheap smartphones, in which the built-in storage capacity is very small.
In addition, rearranging the SIM card, the user will be able to immediately transfer all the data and contacts stored in the memory, while retaining the phone number.
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