OP 9 - 5G mmWave - USA

  1. MadraMor
    Froyo Oct 8, 2021

    MadraMor , Oct 8, 2021 :
    Does the OP 9 support the n260 and n261 mmWave bands in the USA ?

    The 9 has the same Snapdragon X60 modem as the 9 Pro but these bands are not mentioned in the specs. They are specifically mentioned for the 9 Pro.

    T-Mobile has 5G in these bands along with n41 and n71.

    Qualcomm says: "Snapdragon X60 supports every available 5G network and can take advantage of your carrier’s 5G advancements to bring you the fastest available 5G."

  2. drl431
    Junior Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Junior Moderator Oct 9, 2021

    drl431 , via OnePlus 6 , Oct 9, 2021 :
    Hi, the NA variant of the OP9pro supports mm-wave, the OP9 does not. Doesn't really matter though, as mm-wave range is ridiculously short.

  3. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 9, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Oct 9, 2021 :
    Each phone manufacturer implements bands differently depending on the region the phones are sold in.
    For the OP 9, there are 4 regional versions. North America (NA), India (IN), Europe (EU) & China (CN). They also have different model numbers and different features such as No wireless charging in IN & China. said:
    The specifications listed below are the 5G bands available in the NA regional Version and other regions. These are. Hardware coded to the phones and cannot be expanded.


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  5. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 9, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Oct 9, 2021 :
    Check the image and link I posted, it will give you all the info necessary

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  6. MadraMor
    Froyo Oct 11, 2021

    MadraMor , Oct 11, 2021 :
    How short is the range ? I live in a large city where T-Mobile has mmWave.

  7. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 11, 2021

    Caomhin , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Oct 11, 2021 :
    That can vary, depending on mast location, walls, buildings, metal frames, vehicles and just about any other object. Your experience can be different to someone who is equidistant from a mast on the opposite side. There are no hard and fast rules, particularly in an urban area.
    However direct line of sight in a rural are will get a much better signal, but depending on distance and assuming that there is nothing in the way.
    Both scenarios above are also dependent on the frequency that the 5G mmWave technology broadcasts at.
    There are way too many factors and variables to give precise information.
    Check here for more info.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2021

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  8. Sishvik
    Eclair Oct 28, 2021

    Sishvik , Oct 28, 2021 :
    I have a doubt, i live in India, but i use a unlocked OP 9 US version. So, will i have any benefit in 5G bands over the Indian version ?

  9. KluGe
    Lollipop Oct 28, 2021

    KluGe , Oct 28, 2021 :
    There still is no 5G in India ...
    ... and there will be no 5G in India for the next years?

    So what is your question good for? ;)
    The phones would work there, but the infrastructure is missing.

  10. KluGe
    Lollipop Oct 29, 2021

    KluGe , Oct 29, 2021 :
    What kind of benefit does a Ferrari have over a Tata ...
    ... when there is no road to drive?

    It makes absolutely no difference what kind of 5G capable phone you use in India.
    You will not find a provider offering a 5G contract.
    India still is 5G-free. ;) And that is not really a bad thing ...

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  11. Sishvik
    Eclair Oct 31, 2021

    Sishvik , via OnePlus 9 Winter Mist , Oct 31, 2021 :
    Yeah, i am going to use my phone for long term. Like upto 3 years. 5G will definitely come late here. I know. I also know 5G trials have been postponed to next year. It may or may not come next year. But, by the time Android 13 becomes a stable update, i think 5G will start to improve in India.