Airtel 5G Plus has been launched in India and these are the smartphones that can support it. Here are all the details.
Airtel 5G is already available in India and if you as a subscriber want to access the faster 5G speeds in the available cities, you must have a compatible smartphone to access it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Unfortunately not. Although 5G is a common thing on 5G smartphones these days, it is not so easy to run 5G on any smartphone. Although the hardware may support 5G, it is up to smartphone manufacturers to enable 5G reception on your device through software.
That’s why despite buying iPhone 14 now which is Apple’s latest smartphone, you won’t be able to access 5G connectivity on it. If you’re wondering why you can’t see 5G on your phone yet, you have to be patient and wait for your device manufacturer to enable it.
Below are some of the popular devices that support Airtel’s 5G network or are not yet ready.
Airtel 5G Plus support on popular devices
When it comes to 5G support, no phone covers it as well as the iPhone. 5G is supported by default on the iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14 and iPhone SE 3rd generation series. However, Apple has yet to release a software patch that enables 5G reception. Airtel says it will happen soon.
When it comes to Samsung Galaxy devices, only a handful of phones support it. From now on, Airtel 5G is supported on Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy M33 series. All other 5G phones will require a software update from Samsung.
All iQOO devices in India can run Airtel’s 5G network, directly from the iQOO 3 5G (the very first iQOO phone in India in 2020).
All Xiaomi devices in India support 5G. So Airtel customers on Xiaomi 5G handsets can now achieve 5G speeds, starting with the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G.
All Oppo 5G smartphones in India support 5G reception. So, Airtel customers can access 5G through Oppo’s 5G handsets right now.
All Vivo handsets, ranging from the budget Y series to the flagship X60 series, currently support Airtel’s 5G connectivity.
Realme has also enabled 5G reception for all of its 5G-enabled smartphones at all price points.
Where can you get Airtel 5G right now?
Airtel 5G can be experienced right now in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Siliguri and Varanasi. More Indian cities are expected to be added to 5G coverage over the coming months.
What are the 5G prices?
At the moment, Airtel 5G is available for Airtel 4G LTE customers at no additional cost. However, when a reliable rollout occurs in all major cities, users might pay more for faster speeds.