So back in November, Samsung announced that the eSIM functionality would be coming via One UI 4.0 however it was announced that it was only for the S21, S21+, S21 Ultra and the Note 20 series however nothing was ever announced about whether or not eSIM would be coming to the S20 series which is a huge disappointment given that when the S20 series was introduced to the world back at Samsung Unpacked in 2020, it was marketed as the first phone in the Samsung Galaxy lineup to feature eSIM support. Since then, only a select handful of countries around the world have seen eSIM support come to fruition on the Galaxy S20 series. We here in Canada (and those in the US as well) have been left in the dark about the likelihood of still getting eSIM support on the S20 series and now that the S22 series is out and available, it causes further uncertainty. With that said, could someone from Samsung please provide an answer with 100% certainty as to whether or not the S20 series is still on track to get eSIM support? There was strong hope that it would come with the rollout of One UI 4.0 which happened in early February but that didn't happen so, is all hope gone? For me personally, eSIM is nice to have but I still feel disappointed that Samsung has still yet to fulfill the promise it made to enable eSIM on Canadian (and US) Galaxy S20 series phones. Many others have felt that Samsung has lied to them about eSIM support on the S20, especially here in North America.
It is for the S20 series. It could be updated
I disagree with you about it being the carrier's responsibility to enable eSIM on the S20 series. Samsung made the phones and they marketed the phones as the first phones in the Samsung ecosystem to have eSIM support so it's 100% Samsung's responsibility to enable the feature via a software update. It's the responsibility of the carrier to provide eSIM support to phones, that much is true but they don't have the power to enable a feature that the manufacturer (Samsung) has left disabled on the phone. The SIM Card manager section is what we should see under Connections > Mobile Networks, if the eSIM was enabled but it's not there. Carriers don't have the ability to make that appear. It's up to Samsung to do that and so far, it looks like they're dragging their feet on this one.
Just Recently ESIM is available in Canada for Samsung Devices. I am currently researching what devices exactly. I am currently using it in a Galaxy ZFlip3
You need to be able to download the latest update from Samsung to be able to use ESIM.
This Update is
Current Version: F711WVLU2DVEE / F711WOYV2DVEE / F711WVLU2DVEE
Security Patch Level: June 1, 2022
Hope this helps, I was very excited when my device accepted ESIM. this has been long awaited
I hope they enable eSIM soon. The S20 is promised another OS feature update. I really want eSIM support, and I don't want to have to get another device so soon to get it. I upgraded to the S20 from the S10+. I tried sending them any email about the eSIM support, but email submission page is messed up.
Seriously what a joke that this still isn't enabled today. C'mon Samsung