With much fanfare amidst much speculation, the 5G network was launched in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the sixth edition of the Indian Mobile Congress. However, on October 6, 2022, the telecom giant Airtel launched the list of smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus network offering benefits over the regular 5G network in India.
If you are wondering if your smartphone is going to work with Airtel 5G Plus networks or not, don’t worry, as we have the list for you.
It was only on October 1, 2022, that the two telecom brands, namely, Airtel and Reliance Jio launched their 5G network offering in India. Airtel started its services in eight cities: Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi. While Reliance Jio has started services in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi alone.
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Is Airtel 5G Plus better?
Airtel 5G Plus has many advantages tagged to it when compared to regular 5G connections. Some of the major benefits offered are:
- Enhances the present network by 20-30 times the regular speed
- Super fast call connection and clear voice experience
- Best-quality video streaming facility in high definition
- More sustainable as it comes with a special power reduction solution
- Seamless efficiency and working of 5G network in India
- Revolutionise the IT presence in the field of agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and much more.
Initially, as the rollout has just begun and the construction for the 5G network is still not available to the fullest, the connectivity will be launched only in eight cities of India. New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi will have the privilege of using smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus network.
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Smartphones Compatible With Airtel 5G Plus Network
Airtel launched the list of smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus on October 6, 2022. Here, we delve into details about the respective model of a particular brand that would be supporting Airtel 5G Plus network in India:
Models within Realme that are Airtel 5G Plus compatible are:
Realme 8s 5G, Realme X7 Max 5G, Realme Narzo 30pro 5G, Realme X7 5G, Realme X7pro 5G,Realme 8 5G, Realme X50 Pro, Realme GT 5G
The smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus are:
OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9pro, OnePlus Nord CE, OnePlus Nord CE 2, OnePlus 10 PRO 5G, OnePlus Nord CE Lite 2, OnePlus 10R
A list of Opp phones that can work on Airtel 5G Plus are:
Oppo Reno5G Pro, Oppo Reno 6, Oppo Reno 6 pro, Oppo F19proplus, Oppo A53 s, Oppo A74, Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G, Oppo F21 Pro 5G, Oppo Reno7
Smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus are:
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, Samsung A33 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy M33, Samsung Flip4, Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+
There are many devices from Vivo that can work for Airtel 5G Plus:
Vivo IQOO 3 5G, Vivo X50 Pro, Vivo V20 Pro, Vivo X60 Pro+, Vivo X60, Vivo X60 Pro, Vivo IQO07, Vivo IQO07 Legend, Vivo V21 5G
Xiaomi’s smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus network are:
Xiaomi Mi 10,Xiaomi Mi 10i, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Xiaomi Mi 10Tpro, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra(K1), Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro, Xiaomi Mi 11x, Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro 5G.
While the major mobile manufacturer’s list has been listed, Airtel is still waiting for the software update from Apple. The network operator requires the same update by the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of the Apple mobiles. Currently, it has listed the handset name for Apple smartphones compatible with Airtel 5G Plus.
They are Apple iPhone 12 Mini, Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 13 Mini, Apple iPhone 13, Apple iPhone 13 Pro, and Apple iPhone 13 ProMax.
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How to check if your phone is 5G enabled?
You can easily check if your phone is 5G enabled by following simple steps via settings:
The iPhone 12 and higher models are compatible with the 5G network. Once you opt for a 5G carrier, it should reflect the same under Cellular or Mobile Data. Go to Mobile Data > Mobile Data Options > Voice and Data. After purchasing a required 5G plan, it should show the signal on your phone. (if the 5G network connection has rolled out in your area.)
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Check among the listed handsets for the respective brands mentioned in the section above. If your phone is 5G compatible, then:
Navigate to Wi-Fi & Network > SIM & Network > Preferred Network Type. Here you will get a network available for your SIM – 2G/3G/4G/5G.
Alternatively, for Airtel, you can check the 5G connectivity by going to your Airtel application for mobile phones. Under the Manage section, scroll down to find “Check if your phone is 5G enabled“. With a simple click, you can see the results accordingly.
Final Words: Smartphones Compatible with Airtel 5G Plus
Bharati Airtel, India’s one of most trusted telecommunication brands, rolled out the Airtel 5G Plus network. It can be accessed on 5 G-enabled mobile devices. As per the current plan laid out by the telecom companies, 5G networks are expected to expand to several cities by March 2023. However, the plan will cover the entire nation only by March 2024.
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