Android smartphones in the Kenyan market with eSIM support

Following up on our previous article covering how support for eSIM technology will herald a new age of connectivity in Kenya, we have rounded up the best Android phones in the country that currently support the technology.

  • Pixel 2, 2 XL
  • Pixel 3, 3a, 3a XL
  • Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a 5G, 4a
  • Pixel 5, 5a
  • Pixel 6, 6 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei P40, P40 Pro
  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G, Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 5G, S20+
  • Galaxy S21, S21+ 5G, S21+ Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Z Flip
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G

Devices in the above list will work flawlessly with eSIM providers in the country.

However, as new phones are being released every day, it is worth calling your provider before purchasing your next smartphone to make sure you will be able to enjoy the service with the Android device of your choice.

Safaricom eSIM

Given that Google’s Pixel smartphones are not sold in Kenya, at least on an official basis, and JTL, the other network operator, in addition to Safaricom, in Kenya with support for the technology, doesn’t sell devices, as a consumer in Kenya, you are left with Safaricom for ready devices that support the technology.

Here’s what you can get at Safaricom shops that has out-of-the-box support for eSIM:

Huawei

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei P40, P40 Pro

Samsung

  • Galaxy Fold
  • Galaxy Note 20 5G, Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20 5G, S20+
  • Galaxy S21, S21+ 5G, S21+ Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip3
  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
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Naftaly is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for tech, video games and pop culture. When he is not writing articles for AndroidKenya, he is probably rewatching the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the hundredth time. Email at criskariuki@gmail.com Twitter @KarisNaftaly

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