OnePlus has partnered with Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to offer 5G connectivity support on its smartphones in India. OnePlus’s 5G devices, including the latest OnePlus 10 series, have also been tested on the Vodafone Idea Limited (Vi) 5G network in New Delhi, and the smartphone users will get access to the telco’s 5G service once it is available across India.
While Jio is deploying its 5G network based on the standalone (SA) architecture, Airtel has chosen the non-standalone (NSA) architecture. Vi, however, is yet to announce a timeline for the launch of its 5G network.
OnePlus launched the first line-up of 5G smartphones in 2020 in India, with the launch of OnePlus 8 series. Since then, all OnePlus smartphones have been 5G-ready, including the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, the brand’s most affordable device in the sub-Rs 20,000 price segment. As per Counterpoint Research, OnePlus led the 5G smartphone market in the affordable premium segment (Rs 30,000-Rs 45,000) as well as the Rs 20,000-30,000 price segment in India, in terms of shipments, during third quarter (Q3) 2022.