Moto X to become third phone to use nano-SIM card alongside iPhone 5, ASUS PadFone Infinity

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nano-sim-cut.JPGMotorola’s Moto X phone could be set to become only the third ever smartphone to make use of the tiny nano-SIM format.

The next evolution on from SIM card to microSIM card, the nano-SIM is already in use inside Apple’s iPhone 5 and the ASUS PadFone Infinity, with the pint-sized chip allowing for ever-more svelte handset designs.

The Moto X, according to GSM Insider, will become the latest handset to use the tiny SIM after a leaked picture was spotted in Hong Kong revealing the handset’s SIM tray and nano-SIM.

It’s a potentially frustrating change for those considering an upgrade to the new, as-yet-unconfirmed handset. Rather than swapping in an existing SIM or microSIM, Moto X owners may need to contact their network in order to get hold of the pint-sized chip. Thankfully, it’s normally not a service that’s charged for, and can be done in minutes in many mobile retail shops.

The Motorola Moto X handset is set to be officially revealed tomorrow. We’ll have all the details and images of the device then, so check back soon for confirmed specs.

Gerald Lynch

2 comments

  • if the Moto X is the heart of Google’s mobile handset strategy, then I’m glad I’m not a Google stockholder. Everything I’ve seen about it (except for the nano-SIM) looks like last year’s Samsung or HTC Andriod phone.

    Maybe Google needs to pull Motorola’s R&D under Google X.

  • if the Moto X is the heart of Google's mobile handset strategy, then I'm glad I'm not a Google stockholder. Everything I've seen about it (except for the nano-SIM) looks like last year's Samsung or HTC Andriod phone.

    Maybe Google needs to pull Motorola's R&D under Google X.

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