Motorola’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.