Indian carriers Airtel and Reliance Jio have officially started 5G services in select cities from October 1. While the former has enabled 5G in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi, the latter has launched with pilot trials in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi. However, not everyone in the above cities receives 5G signals despite using supported smartphones. This is because some smartphones require software updates to enable 5G. From Lava to Apple, smartphone makers are preparing to roll out software updates for 5G. Here are the details:
Earlier this month, Apple announced that it plans to roll out a 5G-related software update for iPhones in December. iPhone 12 series and above, and iPhone SE (3rd generation) are 5G compatible.
“We are working with our carrier partners in India to deliver the best 5G experience to iPhone users once network validation, quality and performance testing is complete. 5G will be enabled through a software update and will begin rolling out to iPhone users in December,” Apple said
South Korean electronics maker Samsung plans to roll out software updates for its 5G-enabled smartphones by mid-November.
“We are working closely with our carrier partners and are committed to rolling out OTA updates across all our 5G devices by mid-November 2022, allowing Indian consumers to seamlessly experience 5G,” Samsung said.
On October 19, the original smartphone maker announced the rollout of the 5G FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) update for its only 5G smartphone – AGNI 5G.
“It has always been our goal to provide software updates frequently to our users to improve the overall experience. Our teams quickly implemented the FOTA update for the flagship AGNI 5G smartphone after the government announced the rollout of 5G services earlier this month,” said Tejinder Singh, Chief Product Officer at Lava. .
Vivo has announced that it will release a software update for its devices in October to enable 5G.
“More than six of our smartphones support the 5G SA (Standalone) network. Most of our smartphones are NSA (Non-Standalone) compatible. We will release software updates this month that will make most of our smartphones 5G SA compatible. Vivo said in a statement.
Xiaomi said that its 5G smartphones support NSA and SA networks, and all of its smartphones support NSA networks out of the box. Therefore, all Xiaomi smartphones are compatible with the Airtel network. For Jio’s standalone 5G network, Xiaomi said it will roll out a software update for most devices by Diwali, October.
OPPO said that its smartphones support the NSA network and the company is working to enable standalone 5G support through a software update as soon as possible.
Realme started rolling out its software update within a few days of the 5G launch. A new software update brings support for Jio’s standalone 5G network.
“We have partnered with leading carriers in India. 85 percent of our devices already support SA and 100 percent of our devices will have full SA support by October. We are also rolling out OTA updates for our devices to ensure that All of our users can get the most out of 5G.”
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