Just when devices were starting to be released with Micro Sims it seems they aren’t gonna be around for too long as the organisation that are responsible for design and size of the chips have just approved a smaller sim called the Nano Sim which will start being used in phones starting tomorrow.
At 40 per cent smaller than the current micro-SIM card the new card is just 12.3mm wide by 8.8mm high, and be 0.67mm thick which basically means, bye bye plastic around my sim card.
"Today’s SIM card designs take up a significant amount of space inside a mobile device. This space is more and more valuable in today’s handsets which deliver an ever increasing number of features," said the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ESTI) – the people in charge of setting the size.
Don’t panic too much though as they will come with adapters that make them compatible with older devices (well those that dont still have credit card sims).
Is this a good or bad move for the industry? Personally I would say I don’t care that much as long as it does its job.