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As 5G services are finally rolling out in the country, buyers are more inclined to buy phones that are 5G ready. Almost every mobile company offers 5G phones in different price ranges, making it difficult for users to choose. If you too can’t decide which iPhone to buy, this news might help. According to data from Speedtest Intelligence (via Ookla), the Apple iPhone 12 is the most popular 5G device in the Indian market.
Apple iPhone 12 comes with a starting price of ₹ 59,900 according to the Apple India website. It is available at a discounted price of ₹ 47,990 for the 64GB model on Amazon right now.
In a survey conducted by global network and connectivity information company – Ookla, 51% of respondents said they already have a 5G phone. According to the survey, the best sellers are Samsung (31%), Xiaomi (23%), Realme and Vivo. “In our survey, 51% of survey respondents already had 5G-enabled smartphones. The top smartphone sellers in the market are Samsung (31%), followed by Xiaomi (23%), Realme and Vivo. While only one in ten survey respondents owned an iPhone, Apple smartphones tend to be more 5G capable. In fact, according to data from Speedtest Intelligence, the iPhone 12 5G is the most popular 5G-enabled device in the Indian market,” says an Ookla report.
The report also highlights that 5G download speeds in the country will reach 500 Mbps on 5G test networks. “We’ve already seen a wide range of 5G download speeds: from the low double digits (16.27 Mbps) to a staggering 809.94 Mbps, indicating that operators are still recalibrating their networks. We expect these speeds to become more stable as these networks enter the commercial phase,” he adds.
The report reaffirms that Jio will launch a 5G Android phone in 2023 in partnership with Google, repeating the launch strategy it used when entering the 4G market.
A survey conducted earlier this year by Ookla found that 89% of Indian smartphone users are ready to switch to 5G. Among Speedtest users, Jio saw the largest increase in 5G enabled devices (67.4%), followed by Airtel (61.6%) and Vi India (56%).