When will your 5G smartphone get 5G services, check details
5G has been launched in India and telecom service providers like Airtel and Reliance Jio have launched their services in various cities of the country. Airtel 5G is available in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi. On the other hand, Reliance Jio is available in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi. However, 5G smartphone users are still unable to access the high-speed network as their devices are yet to receive the 5G over-the-air (OTA) update.
The government recently held a high-level meeting with telecom service providers and smartphone manufacturers to find out the reason for the delay in the 5G rollout. Major smartphone makers have given a timeline to the government to enable 5G-enabled services through an OTA update. The schedule from various manufacturers is mentioned below in detail.
An apple offers mostly premium devices, and the manufacturer will roll out 5G-enabled services via an over-the-air update (OTA) for iPhones by the end of December 2022. Models receiving the 5G upgrade will include the iPhone 14, 13 and 12 series. with our carrier partners in India to deliver the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and quality and performance testing are completed. 5G will be enabled through a software update and will begin rolling out to iPhone users in December,” Apple said in a statement.
Samsung will release 5G software updates via OTA by mid-November. “In India, Samsung has the widest portfolio of 5G devices. We are working closely with our carrier partners and are committed to rolling out OTA updates to all of our 5G devices by mid-November,” a company spokesperson said.
An OTA update is the wireless delivery of new software, firmware, or other data to mobile devices. Wireless carriers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) typically use over-the-air updates to deploy firmware and configure phones for use on their networks over Wi-Fi or mobile broadband.
Similarly, the Google India spokesperson said in a statement that the 5G-ready smartphones- Pixel 77 Pro and Pixel 6a will get 5G services very soon.
On the other hand, Xiaomi said that all its 5G smartphones in India support the 5G network out of the box. FOTA (over-the-air firmware update) for Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G, Mi 11X Pro, Xiaomi 11i, Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge and many other smartphones is now underway, said Muralikrishnan B, President, Xiaomi India.