Three major operators in the telecom industry Jio, Airtel, and Vi are preparing to start their 5G services in India shortly. According to some reports, Jio and Airtel may launch their 5G service within the month. Some sources suggest 5G may be launched in the country later in the year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that 5G is on the way earlier than anyone would expect and that the speed will be 10 times faster when compared to 4G.
So, with 5G’s launch coming up, and it will be available in India at any time, the first thing you need to be able to use the internet at a high speed is a phone that is 5G-compatible. So, how can you determine if your device is compatible with 5G networks?
Below, we’ve explained how to do it. If your device does not support 5G then you’ll need to buy a new one to get the 10x speed.
How to determine whether your phone is compatible with 5G networks?
Step 1: In your Android phone, go to the Settings app.
|Step 2: Click the option “Wi-Fi and Network’
Step 3: Click on the ‘SIM and Network’.
Step 4: You can see the entire list of technologies available under the ‘Preferred Network type’.
If your device doesn’t work with the 5G, you’ll have to purchase an Android phone that supports 5G to enjoy the speedy internet.
There are numerous phone companies such as Realme, Xiaomi, among others that have already launched affordable 5G phones. According to an article from Business Standard, Qualcomm recently announced that it will offer 5G phones priced under 10000 rupees in the near future.
Before you decide to purchase the latest 5G smartphone, make sure that your service supports 5G. If, for instance are connected to a Vi network, you should purchase the phone 5G only when VI is officially launching five-G networks in India.