NXP Semiconductors is powering the connectivity features in Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 10T smartphone. The Note 10T will specifically be making use of NXP’s SN110 convergence eSIM solution, a comprehensive offering that comes with a secure element and NFC functionality in addition to the eSIM utility.
The technology in SN110 is compliant with the latest international security standards, and boasts Common Criteria EAL6+ certification and GSMA accreditation. It is also designed with an eye toward interoperability, and is compatible with Mobile Network Operators all over the world. The system allows those MNOs to activate SIMs remotely, and to push updates over-the-air for all of their subscribers.
According to NXP, the SN110 will support a wide range of applications, and improve the overall user experience for those taking advantage of those features. For example, the solution can turn a smartphone into a transit pass or an access control card, or facilitate contactless payments at the point of sale.
“Our solution provides the potential for a device to have security credentials to enable multiple connectivity services on demand, ensuring a seamless, secure and intelligent connectivity experience for end users,” said NXP SVP and Secure Embedded Transactions GM Charles Dachs.
“The eSIM solution supports new ways to combine cellular connectivity with other technologies to enable new use cases and improve the user experience,” added Xiaomi East Asia Region GM Steven Wang. “Whether it’s creating new ways to deliver secure digital services or deploying more secure platform services, an eSIM solution can help improve the consumer’s experience with their smartphone.”
NXP noted that the SN110 is easy to integrate into modern devices thanks to its small form factor and low power consumption. The company previously provided NFC technology for Xiaomi’s PonPon Tile stickers, which are part of its smart home portfolio. Recent Xiaomi devices have also featured fingerprint sensors from FPC.