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[CLOSED] 9 series 5G bands for India discussion thread

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  1. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 16, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 16, 2021 :
    Most feel betrayed. If cost was the issue, OnePlus could have launched a varient with more band support. Just like ram and storage varients. People think of it like racism. If it was launched with limited band in all variants nobody would have bothered about. Anyway there is no use in complaining
     

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  2. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 16, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , May 16, 2021 :
    Really, Racism, how could you draw this conclusion, that's a massive leap of the imagination. It is launched with the bands that the Indian Mobile networks suggest they will be using.

    And its the same bands that are included in most other mid upper range phones in India.

    Which other bands to you expect to be included, and which Networks will use those bands.?
     

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  3. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 16, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 16, 2021 :
    I just mentioned about how others feel from comments. And future is open to many changes. Being a flagship killer why can't be it packed with extra bands..
     

  4. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 16, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , May 16, 2021 :
    Who mentioned Flagship Killer, that term has not been used by OnePlus since OnePlus 2 a few years ago. 9R is a mid/upper range phone. 9 series is upper range as is the 9 Pro.

    Most Networks in nations around the world use N78 on 5G. Check the drop down list of Bands and Networks, slide the list sideways to view all the details.
    List of 5G NR networks
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_5G_NR_networks?wprov=sfla1

    As quoted from the article linked below.
    While Indian telcos are yet to launch 5G, smartphone brands have already flooded the market with a plethora of 5G-ready devices. What's more, brands like Realme and Xiaomi have further democratised 5G by launching enticing smartphones in the mid-range that can supposedly leverage incredible download and upload speeds. To that note, you should know that most, if not all 5G-ready devices launched thus far only make use of the sub-6GHz 5G network. In fact, most wallet-friendly 5G smartphones that ship with MediaTek's Dimensity SoCs, the likes of which include the Realme X7 (review), the Realme X7 Pro 5G (review), and the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G (review) only support a handful of sub-6GHz 5G bands including N78, N41, etc.

    The truth about 5G in India: Why we will (probably) never really get the full 5G experience
    https://www.91mobiles.com/hub/5g-in-india-download-speeds-launch-sub-6ghz-mmwave/
     

  5. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 16, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 16, 2021 :
    Stop justifying something. Then why does other global varient have support for more 5g bands. Since globally networks gonna use 6ghz bands?? In india 5g is still in testing phase, during commercial roll-out, the band might not be sufficient to cater the needs, hence companies will sure use other 5g bands as well. Then what will be your justification. Adding one band to advertise as 5g phone is cheap marketing.
     

  6. krafiq
    Gingerbread May 16, 2021


  7. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar May 16, 2021

    Tokolozi , May 16, 2021 :
    I'd wait until your country actually gets 5g before making any Decisions. It could very well be that there is no issue at all with the 5G bands.
     

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  8. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert May 16, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , May 16, 2021 :
    Not justifying anything, don't need to. I am stating the facts as presented. You say might no be sufficient, however everything points to the Bands being more than sufficient. Even the Indian networks state they will be using N78 band. You also have the N41 band. So it's 2 bands in total.
    India may postpone 5G auction but clears trials
    India's 5G spectrum (3.3-3.6GHz) auction is likely to be pushed to the first quarter of 2022 because of the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, according to media reports.
    If the spectrum auctions are delayed, the launch of 5G services will be pushed to the second half of 2022, which is in line with what Bharti Airtel had mentioned initially. Several vendors have noted off the record that 5G services are unlikely to be available before then anyway.
    https://www.lightreading.com/5g/india-may-postpone-5g-auction-but-clears-trials/d/d-id/769309
     

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  9. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 16, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 16, 2021 :
    Ok then be it as it is. What is the most common band that US telecos use?? and I do understand the facts. even US would be sufficient with 2 bands then, why give them extra??
     

  10. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar May 16, 2021

    Tokolozi , May 16, 2021 :
    Unlike other countries, US operators don't share bands, almost each one uses a different band with the exception of n260 which is used by 2 of the 4 major operators. For this reason US "non-contract" phones usually include more bands to support as many networks within the country.

    Also unlike many other countries, 5G is already rolled out in major parts of the USA, making it easier to select applicable bands for devices.

    And again to come back to the age old thing, their devices cost more.
     

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  11. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 16, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 16, 2021 :
    Happy with the answer. So what I am saying is give people the option to choose. Like r variant, why not launch a g or z variant with more 5g support and higher price.
     

  12. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar May 16, 2021

    Tokolozi , May 16, 2021 :
    Well that would only be needed for india in this case, and well "technically" you do have the possibility to get the international version of the device. Although they might need to make it more accessible then for India, bear in mind these devices are made in China, so extra import duties may apply.
     

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  13. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 16, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 16, 2021 :
    Though it's possible, unnecessary fright cost and import duties will add up as mentioned. And Indian versions are made in india or atleast assembled in india by oppo.
     

  14. krafiq
    Gingerbread May 17, 2021

    krafiq , via OnePlus 8 Pro , May 17, 2021 :
    Ok done dear i will wait... But oneplus shouldn't open this chapter with 9pro....every second company is producing 5g phones.
     

  15. KluGe
    Lollipop May 17, 2021

    KluGe , May 17, 2021 :
    Because "flagship killer" is not the same as "fortune teller". ;)

    Can you tell what 5G bands will be used in india in the next three to five years?
     

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  16. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 17, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 17, 2021 :
    Why there is a need for fortune telling here.. 5g roll out is already going on.. they even marketing the phone is 5g.. so nobody needs to be a fortune teller. Every tech person will know about the 5g release
     

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  17. KluGe
    Lollipop May 17, 2021

    KluGe , May 17, 2021 :
    This answer makes no sense ...
    Your initial 5G issue was not the 5G rollout itself, it was "additional bands".

    The one who can read has an advantage.
    So does the one who is able to use his brains. ;)
     

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  18. vivekgokulraj
    Honeycomb May 17, 2021

    vivekgokulraj , via OnePlus 9R , May 17, 2021 :
    Again just supporting blindly for no cause. Alright why is it necessary to limit hardware on 5g bands. I am willing to pay the 5000 extra bucks for the same if price was mentioned as the reason. And don't suggest to move to another brand.
     

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  19. muzahid
    Froyo May 18, 2021

    muzahid , via OnePlus 9 Pro , May 18, 2021 :
    Useless people. You'll never need any more 5g band than this. All Indian telcos will use only one band and consumer 5g will be available in mid 2025. I don't think you will use this phone that long .
     

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  20. NekoKurumi
    Froyo May 18, 2021

    NekoKurumi , via OnePlus Nord , May 18, 2021 :
    The mi 11 ultra has 13 5g bands for same price ,did they gave 13 bands so that people will use only 1 band and telcos will use 1 band ,the rest 12 bands have no value I guess for people.
     

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