Reliance Jio has collaborated with OnePlus to bring in the stand-alone 5G technology ecosystem in India. As a part of the collaboration, all the OnePlus 5G devices will be powered by Jio ‘True 5G’ technology. Jio True 5G WiFi will bring 5G speeds to users who are not yet able to use 5G-ready SIMs on their phone.
According to the official statement, the duo has teamed up and will actively be working together at the backend for making the 5G technology more accessible to consumers and continue to expand their 5G technology services across the product portfolio.
Jio and Bharti Airtel have started commercially rolling out their 5G services in India from October 1. The telcos are aiming to cover the entire country with their 5G networks, based on the standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) architecture. Both telcos aim to cover the entire country with 5G by 2023-24.
Jio and OnePlus entered into a formal agreement at the renowned India Mobile Congress (IMC) in Delhi that took place between October 1 and 4 wherein 5G use cases were demonstrated to Jio users with eligible OnePlus devices. Not only OnePlus, brands such as Xiaomi, Redmi, Samsung, Oppo, have earlier announced their devices will be powered by Jio 'True 5G' technology.
Sunil Dutt, President of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. said, "The real power of a 5G smartphone can only be unleashed by a True 5G network like Jio, that is built as a Standalone 5G network, the most advanced network of its kind. Jio True 5G will enable hundreds of new and powerful experiences that can be experienced on a leading device like OnePlus.”
OnePlus devices which will come with access to the Jio True 5G network will include the latest OnePlus 10 series of devices, the OnePlus 9R, the OnePlus 8 Series and the range of Nord devices like- Nord, Nord 2T, Nord 2, Nord CE, Nord CE 2 and Nord CE 2 Lite. Similarly, the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9RT will also have the access to the Jio True 5G network shortly, said the company.
Navnit Nakra, OnePlus India CEO and Head of India region said, "With 5G technology, users will enjoy a truly seamless, speedy internet, while achieving a lot more from their daily use of smartphones than they could possibly imagine.”
Consumers can get cashback benefits worth ₹10,800 which will be provided for eligible OnePlus and Jio 5G users during the OnePlus anniversary sale period from December 13-18. Also, as per Counterpoint Research India smartphone model tracker Q3 2022, OnePlus led the 5G smartphone market in the affordable premium segment (₹30,000-₹45,000) as well as ₹20,000-₹30,000 price segment in India, in terms of shipments, in Q3 2022.