Nothing Phone 1 is said to have become one of the first smartphones in India to support Jio True 5G. The smartphone is already compatible with Airtel 5G services. Nothing seems to beat popular smartphone brands like Google, Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, etc. to offer support for both Airtel 5G and Jio True 5G. Notably, Nothing Phone 1 supports multiple 5G bands, including n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77 and n78.
According to MySmartPrice report, No purposefully started rolling out an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings Jio True 5G support to Nothing Phone 1. The publication claims that this update is now rolling out to around 10% of Nothing Phone 1 users in India. The rest of the user base is expected to receive this update before Diwali. It’s worth noting that nothing has announced details about the update that is supposed to launch with Jio True 5G support in India.
Some Nothing Phone 1 users have tweeted that they have received the Nothing OS 1.1.5 update, which enables Jio True 5G support. The update is said to be 22.2MB in size. In addition, Jio True 5G test just started in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi. Eligible customers in these cities will receive unlimited 5G data at speeds of up to 1Gbps. Reliance Jio will gradually begin 5G trial services in other cities.
Bharti Airtel also released a list among more than 100 5G supported smartphones. The listing mentions Nothing Phone 1 is 5G Ready. There are several other smartphones from SAMSUNG, Appleand Motorola may support Airtel 5G services, but requires an update from the original equipment manufacturer (ODM).
Vivo also announced on Wednesday that it will release an update later this month to enable Jio True 5G and Airtel 5G services. Currently, Reliance Jio provides standalone 5G network (SA) while Bharti Airtel provides non-standalone 5G network (NSA).