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How to check if your smartphone supports 5G?

New Delhi: 5G mobile network has finally arrived in India. Top telecom companies in India which include Jio and Bharti Airtel Reliance Industries Limited have started rolling out 5G services in India. Jio has started beta testing its ‘True 5G’ network in four cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi from October 5. […]

Edited By : Shriti Aniraj | Updated: Oct 7, 2022 13:32 IST
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New Delhi: 5G mobile network has finally arrived in India. Top telecom companies in India which include Jio and Bharti Airtel Reliance Industries Limited have started rolling out 5G services in India. Jio has started beta testing its ‘True 5G’ network in four cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi from October 5.

On the other hand, Bharti Airtel has officially launched its ‘5G Plus’ service in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi from October 6

Both Jio and Airtel plan to roll out their 5G services in major metro cities in India by the end of this year. While Jio plans to provide pan-India 5G coverage by December 2023, Airtel has reportedly set a target of March 2024 to roll out its 5G network in all major parts of the country.

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Additionally, both telecom giants are currently offering their 5G services on existing user plans. Airtel and Jio said they will announce tariff plans for the 5G network once the technology becomes more available in the country. As for the SIM card, both companies clarified that 4G subscribers will not need to upgrade their SIM cards in order to access the faster and more efficient 5G network.

While that may be the case, one factor that users need to take care of is the availability of 5G-enabled smartphones. This means that while subscribers do not need to change their SIM cards, they must ensure that their smartphones support 5G bands so that they can access the 5G network whenever it becomes available in their city.

In case they don’t have a 5G-enabled smartphone, they will have to buy a new device that supports 5G bands in order to access the network.

If you don’t know whether your smartphone supports 5G network or not, here is an easy guide to help you find out the same.

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Check if your iPhone supports 5G

All iPhone models starting with the iPhone 12 support the 5G network. This means that if you have an older iPhone model, it will support 5G when the network is available in your city.

It is worth noting that Apple has not officially “opened up” 5G connectivity on its iPhones in India. This means that even if you have an iPhone that supports 5G and you live in one of the cities where 5G is available, you will have to wait for an update from Apple to use the service.

Check if your Android phone supports 5G

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Scroll down to “Wi-Fi and Network” option.

Step 3: Go to “SIM & Network” option.

Step 4: You should now be able to see a list of all technologies under the ‘Preferred Network Type’ option.

Step 5: If your smartphone supports 5G, you should see it next to the other network options — 2G/3G/4G/5G.

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First published on: Oct 07, 2022 12:44 PM IST

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