Move over 4G, 5G is here!
If you want to check if your smartphone supports the 5G network, you’re at the right place!
Some time back, the Centre had asked the telecom service providers to launch 5G plans as they have the required airwaves.
Telecom giant, Airtel has already started the launch of 5G services in eight cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Siliguri, and Varanasi. Reliance Jio and Vi are planning to launch 5G services soon. In fact, Reliance Jio is testing its True 5G services in major cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Varanasi.
How to check if your smartphone supports the 5G network?
While 5G will be available to all subscribers soon, not all smartphones are 5G compatible. So, here’s how you can check if your phone is compatible.
- Open Settings on your smartphone
- Tap on the ‘SIM card and mobile data’ tab
- Select a SIM
- Next, under the SIM info and settings menu, check the ‘preferred network type’
- You should see a list of all the technologies
- If your smartphone supports 5G, it will be listed as 2G/3G/4G/5G
According to telecom minister, Ashwini Vaishnav, a spectrum assignment letter is issued requesting telecom service providers to firm up their 5G launch.
In his Independence Day speech, PM Narendra Modi mentioned how the 5G network in India will reform almost every area.
If you are an Airtel user, you can check for 5G compatibility using the app. You should see an updated Airtel Thanks with a 5G banner. Find ‘Airtel 5G Plus is live in India’ in the notifications and check for compatibility in your city.
So, this is how to check if your smartphone supports the 5G network. Do share your experience with us in the comment section below.