With the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 update, Google Pixel 7 users appear to have begun receiving dual eSIM support. For a while, the Pixel smartphones supported the use of a single eSIM in addition to a physical SIM card. This new update is said to allow users to forego physical SIM cards in favour of having two eSIM profiles active at the same time. In a few months, the Pixel 7 series should have stable dual eSIM support. As a result, we can anticipate more beta users receiving this feature in the near future.
Mishaal Rahman, Esper Senior Technical Editor (Twitter: @MishaalRahman), spotted a beta tester with dual eSIM support on their Pixel 7. This device was said to be running the Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2 operating system. Another user mentioned that dual eSIM support was enabled on their Pixel 7.
Rahman believes that the Pixel 7 already supported dual eSIM profiles. Google may have issued a server-side update for the SIM Manager app included with Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2. Previously, users could register multiple eSIM profiles. However, only one could be active at any given time.
Google Germany previously stated that dual eSIM support for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be available in March 2023. Rahman recently claimed that Google is developing a new feature that will allow users to easily transfer an eSIM profile from an old Android phone to a new one.
A new system feature may also enable users to convert a physical SIM card from an old phone to an eSIM in a new phone. Currently, Android does not support transferring an eSIM profile to a new device.