By November 2022, all capable Samsung 5G Smartphones will receive an OTA update from Samsung that will enable customers to use 5G services in India.
“Samsung has pioneered 5G technology development since 2009 and took the leading role in standardising 5G technology globally. In India, Samsung has the widest portfolio of 5G devices. We are working closely with our operator partners and are committed to rolling out OTA updates across all our 5G devices by mid-November 2022, enabling Indian consumers to experience 5G seamlessly,” said a Samsung India spokesperson.
There are just 9 Samsung phones that work with Airtel 5G. (the only 5G service provider in India in October 2022). As of right now, no iPhone in India supports 5G. According to Apple’s official statement, iPhones that support 5G will receive a software upgrade by December 2022.
“We are working with our carrier partners in India to bring the best 5G experience to iPhone users as soon as network validation and testing for quality and performance is completed. 5G will be enabled via a software update and will start rolling out to iPhone users in December,” said Apple.
Samsung 5G Smartphones Updates to come soon
Talking about other brands, 5G is supported by a few Samsung handsets along with some handsets by Chinese players like Realme, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi and others. As fo Google, while Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are 5G-enabled devices, currently, 5G is not available on them. “Pixel 7, 7 Pro and Pixel 6a are 5G capable devices. We are actively working with the Indian carriers to enable functionality at the earliest,” said Google in a statement.