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Airtel 5G Available on These Smartphones: Samsung, iPhones, Realme, Xiaomi & More

Airtel has launched its 5G services in 8 pre-selected cities. Check here whether your device is Airtel 5G supported device or not.

by Sahil_Jain Updated: 13 Oct, 2022, 10:53 IST
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As we discussed earlier, Airtel Rolled Out 5G in 8 Cities at its initial stage. This will be a new experience for the users and a way for Airtel to see whether or not there are any problems with releasing 5G right now in India. The 8 lucky cities that first got to see Airtel 5G are- Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Varanasi, Nagpur, and Siliguri. So if you are a citizen of these 8 cities, you can use Airtel 5G on your 5G smartphone.

But the biggest question that users have right now is whether their smartphones are capable of running 5G with their Airtel SIM cards or not. So if you are in search of the answer to this question, you are at the right place. In this article, we will talk about all those smartphones that are ready to use Airtel 5G and those that would be ready soon with a software update.

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Is My Phone Ready for Airtel 5G Plus?

The Airtel 5G network, according to the brand itself, is 20-30 times faster than the 4G networks that we have been enjoying so far. Also, Airtel plans on providing its 5G network to all the major metropolitan cities by the end of 2022 and if all goes well, all major cities throughout the country will be covered by 2023. But what about the 8 cities that are fortunate enough to get first access to Airtel’s 5G Plus services before anyone else?

Users in cities like Delhi and Mumbai are trying to find different ways to Use Airtel 5G Plus. Although we have already explained the process to do so, it’s difficult to figure out whether your smartphone is 5G ready or not, right? So here is a list of all the smartphones from brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, and Vivo that are either ready to use 5G or would need an OTA update. Check out the list of all Airtel 5G supported devices, The list also includes 5G iPhones:

List of Samsung Mobile Phones that Support 5G

Here are all the Samsung 5G smartphones that are either ready to use 5G on or would need an Android update:

Samsung 5G Smartphones

5G Status

Samsung Galaxy A53

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy S22 Series

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy A33

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy M33

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy Fold 4

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy Flip 4

5G Ready

Samsung Galaxy S21 Series

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy F42

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy A52s

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy M52

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy A22

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy M32

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy F23

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy M42

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy A73

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy M13

Need Software Update

Samsung Galaxy M53

Need Software Update


List of 5G Enabled OnePlus Smartphones

Here are 16 5G OnePlus smartphones that would support Airtel 5G Plus:

OnePlus 5G Smartphones

5G Status

OnePlus 9

5G Ready

OnePlus 9 Pro

5G Ready

OnePlus 10 Series

5G Ready

OnePlus Nord

5G Ready

OnePlus Nord CE

5G Ready

OnePlus Nord CE 2

5G Ready

OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

5G Ready

OnePlus Nord 2T

5G Ready

OnePlus 8 Series

Need Software Update

OnePlus 9RT

Need Software Update

OnePlus Nord 2

Need Software Update

OnePlus 9R

Need Software Update


All 5G Xiaomi Mobile Phones to Get Airtel 5G Plus Compatibility

Here is the list of all 5G smartphones by Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO:

Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO 5G Smartphones

5G Status

Xiaomi Mi 10 Series

5G Ready

Xiaomi Mi 11 Series

5G Ready

Xiaomi POCO M3 Pro

5G Ready

Xiaomi POCO F3 GT

5G Ready

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T

5G Ready

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T

5G Ready

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus

5G Ready

Xiaomi Poco M4/M4 Pro

5G Ready

Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro

5G Ready

Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime 5G

5G Ready

Xiaomi POCO F4

5G Ready

Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro

5G Ready

Xiaomi Redmi K50i

5G Ready


As shown in the table, all Xiaomi 5G smartphones are already ready to use Airtel 5G Plus, that’s quite something.

Realme 5G Smartphones to Use Airtel 5G Plus

Just like Xiaomi, all the 5G smartphones by Realme are already capable of using the Airtel 5G Plus services.

Realme 5G Smartphones

5G Status

Realme GT

5G Ready

Realme GT Master Edition

5G Ready

Realme GT Neo 2

5G Ready

Realme GT 2

5G Ready

Realme GT 2 Pro

5G Ready

Realme GT Neo 3

5G Ready

Realme 8s

5G Ready

Realme 8 5G

5G Ready

Realme X7 Series

5G Ready

Realme X50 Pro

5G Ready

Realme 9 5G

5G Ready

Realme 9 Pro

5G Ready

Realme 9 Pro Plus

5G Ready

Realme 9 SE

5G Ready

Realme Narzo 50 5G

5G Ready

Realme Narzo 50 Pro

5G Ready

Realme Narzo 30 5G

5G Ready

Realme Narzo 30 5G

5G Ready


Apple iPhones that Support 5G for Airtel 5G Plus

Mentioned below are all of the iPhones that do support 5G and you will be able to use Airtel 5G Plus services in them. Though, all iPhones are yet to get software updates for the same.

iPhone Models

5G Status

iPhone 12 Series

Need Software Update

iPhone 13 Series

Need Software Update

iPhone 14 Series

Need Software Update

iPhone SE 2022

Need Software Update


Oppo 5G Smartphones that Support Airtel 5G Plus

We have mentioned all the 5G smartphones by Oppo that will have support for the Airtel 5G services:

Oppo 5G Smartphones

5G Status

Oppo Reno 6 Series

5G Ready

Oppo Reno 5 Pro

5G Ready

Oppo A53s

5G Ready

Oppo A74

5G Ready

Oppo Reno 7 Series

5G Ready

Oppo Reno 8 Series

5G Ready

Oppo F21 Pro

5G Ready

Oppo F19 Pro Plus

5G Ready

Oppo K10

5G Ready

Oppo F21s Pro

5G Ready

Oppo Find X2

Need Software Update


Thus, every 5G Oppo smartphone except the Oppo Find X2 is ready to use the Airtel 5G Plus on.

List of Vivo/iQOO 5G Mobile Phones to Use Airtel 5G

Here are all of the 5G smartphones launched by Vivo or iQOO and their current 5G status too:

Vivo 5G Smartphones

5G Status

iQOO 3

5G Ready

iQOO 7

5G Ready

iQOO 7 Legend

5G Ready

iQOO Z3

5G Ready

iQOO Z5

5G Ready

iQOO 9 Series

5G Ready

iQOO Z6, iQOO Neo 6

5G Ready

Vivo X50 Pro

5G Ready

Vivo V20 Pro

5G Ready

Vivo X60 Series

5G Ready

Vivo V21/V21e

5G Ready

Vivo X70 Pro/X70 Pro Plus

5G Ready

Vivo Y72

5G Ready

VIvo V23/V23e

5G Ready

Vivo T1/T1 Pro

5G Ready

Vivo Y75

5G Ready

Vivo X80 Series

5G Ready

Vivo V25/V25 Pro

5G Ready

Vivo Y55/Y55s

5G Ready


As you can see, all the 5G smartphones by Vivo and iQOO are already ready for you to enjoy 5G services on.

All Motorola 5G Smartphones Compatible with Airtel 5G Plus

If you have a Motorola mobile phone, check whether you can use Airtel 5G Plus on it or not with the help of the list provided below:

Motorola 5G Smartphones

5G Status

Motorola G51

5G Ready

Motorola G71

5G Ready

Motorola G72

5G Ready

Motorola G62

5G Ready

Motorola G82

5G Ready

Motorola Edge 30 Series

5G Ready

Motorola Edge 20 Series

5G Ready

Moto G 5g

5G Ready



These are all the 5G smartphones from Apple. Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Motorola, and OnePlus that can use Airtel 5G Plus network. So if you are from any of the 8 cities where Airtel has rolled out its 5G services, you can definitely get a 20-30 times faster internet connection, thanks to Airtel 5G Plus.

Let us know in the comments section if you use any of the Airtel 5G supported devices mentioned above. Do not forget to ask any questions too and we will make sure to answer all of them.

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schumacher wrote:
For rest of the world, phones with 5g just work without any software update. Why are we dependant on updates from these operators?
Because other countries have had 5G networks for years; the brands always launch a smartphone in a country after considering all of its factors. Since those countries had 5G already, brands can't afford to make them wait. But in India, this is the first time we are getting 5G and smartphone brands just launched their phones keeping 4G in mind. 
It's just like Apple launched an e-SIM version of the iPhone 14 lineup in the US while in India, you get a full-fledged physical SIM card version of the iPhone 14 series since we have not started using e-SIM here as often as the western countries.
I hope my answer helps.
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Thanks for the list @Sahil_Jain smile

Looks like M33 is already 5G ready no OTA needed however Airtel app shows not supported. Let me check again 

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Damn, though i have two among in the above list , don't have airtel sims in my household 😃

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Nothing phone not included in the list !!! Supported or not ?
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nicsaachika855 wrote:
X7 max support?
Yup, Realme X7 Max supports 5G.
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Gaurav_G wrote:

Thanks for the list @Sahil_Jain smile

Looks like M33 is already 5G ready no OTA needed however Airtel app shows not supported. Let me check again 

No problem, buddy!
The list of the supported devices is available on Airtel's official website. So if the Airtel app is not showing your device, maybe you can try updating the app. Or it might be a mistake on Airtel's part.
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IndianPie wrote:
Nothing phone not included in the list !!! Supported or not ?
Airtel has not given any information about the Nothing Phone yet. So maybe we need to wait till we get any official news regarding the same.
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Why have you not mentioned IQOO NEO 6? @Sahil_Jain
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shraaj wrote:
Why have you not mentioned IQOO NEO 6? @Sahil_Jain
For some reason, Airtel's official site has not mentioned the iQOO Neo 6 either. So we are waiting for official info on some smartphones.
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S20fe5g supports all bands?
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Ots14 wrote:
S20fe5g supports all bands?
Not all, but the phone supports the major 5G bands that are necessary.
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is Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Airtel 5G supported device ? 😳

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Oneplus 9R is 5G phone, why it is not 5G ready?
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For rest of the world, phones with 5g just work without any software update. Why are we dependant on updates from these operators?
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Best_Deal_Hunter wrote:

is Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 Airtel 5G supported device ? 😳

As far as I know, the Redmi Note 12 has not been launched yet.
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AtulAggarwal wrote:
Oneplus 9R is 5G phone, why it is not 5G ready?
It will need a software update to support 5G. This is the case with almost all 5G smartphones that were launched earlier. The recent ones are 5G ready out of the box.
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schumacher wrote:
For rest of the world, phones with 5g just work without any software update. Why are we dependant on updates from these operators?
Because other countries have had 5G networks for years; the brands always launch a smartphone in a country after considering all of its factors. Since those countries had 5G already, brands can't afford to make them wait. But in India, this is the first time we are getting 5G and smartphone brands just launched their phones keeping 4G in mind. 
It's just like Apple launched an e-SIM version of the iPhone 14 lineup in the US while in India, you get a full-fledged physical SIM card version of the iPhone 14 series since we have not started using e-SIM here as often as the western countries.
I hope my answer helps.
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For the devices tagged as software upgrade required any idea if we need to check with mobile manufacturers ?or support through OTA etc will be provided by airtel

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vababup457 wrote:

For the devices tagged as software upgrade required any idea if we need to check with mobile manufacturers ?or support through OTA etc will be provided by airtel

ota will always come from manufacturer 
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No 5g network as of now in Delhi My phone is 5g and also in this list of supported mobiles But still not 5g network
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vababup457 wrote:

For the devices tagged as software upgrade required any idea if we need to check with mobile manufacturers ?or support through OTA etc will be provided by airtel

You will get the necessary software update from your smartphone manufacturer.
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chirag.b wrote:
No 5g network as of now in Delhi My phone is 5g and also in this list of supported mobiles But still not 5g network
Did you enable 5G from your smartphone's settings?
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Only samsung mobil  need otp   update for 5g unable.  Rest co will factory 5g ready mobil sell

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Sahil_Jain wrote:
Did you enable 5G from your smartphone's settings?
Yes
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chirag.b wrote:
Yes
Then you may have to wait for some time. It's possible that Airtel is first trying to cover some specific areas in the mentioned cities. 
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For google phones, there is no update.

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Sahil_Jain wrote:
Then you may have to wait for some time. It's possible that Airtel is first trying to cover some specific areas in the mentioned cities. 
Planning to buy iqoo neo6 phone,can I go ahead and buy it or wait as Airtel 5g list of smartphone doesn't have this phone.Please suggest.
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shraaj wrote:
Why have you not mentioned IQOO NEO 6? @Sahil_Jain
Planning to buy iqoo neo6 phone,can I go ahead and buy it or wait as Airtel 5g list of smartphone doesn't have this phone.Please suggest.
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