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Apple, Samsung and other smartphone companies met with DoT and made decision to discontinue 4G smartphones above Rs 10,000, check full article to know

In India, 100 million customers have 5G-enabled phones, but more than 350 million users have 3G or 4G-only phones.

Representatives of mobile phone manufacturing companies met with senior government officials. And assured them that they would phase out the production of 4G phones priced at Rs 10,000 and switch to 5G technology.

Senior officials from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) held a meeting with mobile carriers and smartphone manufacturers. And asked them to connect to their 5G services with 5G smartphones within three months.

Bharti Airtel has started rolling out 5G in 8 cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi. While Jio has started beta trials in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi.

The meeting agenda included a discussion on preparing customer handsets for 5G services.

The meeting also brought together executives from companies such as Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung and Google.

While Apple has announced that it will be rolling out 5G services via over-the-air (OTA) update to all supported iPhone models by the end of December. Samsung has announced that it will release software updates by mid-November.

Google has announced that it will be rolling out the updates to its Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 smartphones soon.

This move will drive the adoption of 5G technology in India.

The intervention of handset manufacturers and telecom service providers to release FOTA software upgrades for all 5G handsets. It was also decided to prioritize software upgrade for the early adoption of 5G in India.