Since 5G is likely to launch in India, 5G phones are currently much more practical. Although the costs of the 5G plans offered by telecom providers like Jio and Airtel remain unknown to us, they are rumoured to be high. According to recent evidence, this may alter with a straightforward partnership between telecoms and smartphone manufacturers.
Telcos and Brands May Partner for Affordable 5G!
According to a recent report by ET Telecom, smartphone manufacturers including Xiaomi, Realme, and others are looking to package their 5G phones with unlimited data, access to OTT platforms, and games in an effort to persuade more consumers to purchase a 5G phone.
Given that 5G is anticipated to cost more than 4G, this choice will also lower the cost of 5G in India. Due to the money spent by the telecom providers on the pricey 5G infrastructure, this will initially be even more so. Therefore, these extra advantages would only increase the demand for 5G phones in India.
According to Realme‘s Madhav Sheth, the company would work with Bharti Airtel to introduce 5G to its budget-friendly Realme C-series phones. Sheth stated to ET Telecom in a statement, “We are already working with telcos closely for testing 5G services, along with exploring bundling offers for consumers. We have already started doing that with Airtel for our C-series smartphones.“
As businesses would be able to offer customers a 5G phone for around Rs 10,000, this plan will draw even more consumers, assisting in the growth of 5G adoption. There are only sub-Rs 15,000 5G phones available right now.
Even Jio has acknowledged that it will introduce a reasonably priced 5G Jio smartphone for which it worked with Qualcomm and even Google. There is no information as of yet regarding which other brands will do the same.
Charu Paliwal, an analyst for Counterpoint Research, said: “There can be tie-ups with new device launches and increasing discount offers on 5G smartphones, particularly during the upcoming festive season, to drive adoption among consumers on the verge of changing their handset.“
It would be prudent to hold off until there is formal word on this alleged project as we haven’t received adequate details. Recall that Jio will launch 5G this Diwali, and we anticipate other carriers to do the same. Stay tuned for further details on this. For more information, read our articles on 5G, India’s supported bands, and other topics. Don’t forget to comment below with your thoughts on bundled plans with 5G phones.