Ever Since the Launch of OnePlus 9 Series the most Frequently asked question by the users was, Will OnePlus add more 5G Network bands to OnePlus 9 Series Smartphones via an OTA in Future as OnePlus 9 Series Supports Only two 5G Bands N-78 and N-41.
In a recent OnePlus 9 Series FAQ Post on OnePlus Community , OnePlus Staff answered to the Question, whether more 5G Bands can be added through a Software Update ?
OnePlus Said the Following
“No, this is not possible to update via software in the future. The Indian OnePlus 9 Series models only support 2 bands for 5G New Radio (NR).
The 5G bands on the OnePlus 9 series are decided based primarily on the priority of Indian carriers. The highest priority band is n-78, which will be the most commonly deployed 5G bands in India and has the widest frequency that reflects the advantage of 5G transmission rate so far, then potentially n41 and other bands. Meanwhile, we will keep working closely with Indian carriers to monitor regional developments and continue improving our product and service so that OnePlus users can enjoy a fast and smooth 5G experience. “
So, it’s Officially Confirmed by the OnePlus that No 5G Bands will be added in future through a Software Update.
oneplus in that forum post said 5g bands are decided based on priority of region. Even though in India there’s no 5G as of now but what if we needed further more Bands when the 5G is Launched, as 5G Trails have Started we might see it by Next Year.
OnePlus is clearly making a difference in Indian variants of OnePlus 9 Series and OnePlus limited the Features of OnePlus 9 Series’ in India. On the Other hand US Variants of OnePlus 9 Series gets Significantly More Bands than that of Indian Variant. Even the Global Variant of OnePlus 9 Comes with Wireless Charging Support but it was omitted from Indian Variant.
Here’s the list of 5G Bands Supported in US and Indian Variants of OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9.
5G Bands in OnePlus 9 Pro US and Indian Variants :
When Same Question was asked regarding the 5G Bands in OnePlus 9 Series in a tweet by a Famous tipster, YouTuber Mukul Sharma OnePlus Support team said the following in a reply to that Tweet “Hi Mukul! We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and we would like to inform you that due to hardware limitation the device only supports 2 Bands and it can not be fixed via OTA. We have also shared feedback with the relevant team.”
Hi Mukul! We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and we would like to inform you that due to hardware limitation the device only supports 2 Bands and it can not be fixed via OTA. We have also shared feedback with the relevant team. https://t.co/Y6rHuMwu8J
The above reply Confirms that more bands can’t be added to the OnePlus 9 Series Smartphones due to the hardware limitations of the devices, So no further Bands will be seen in OnePlus 9 Series other than N41, 78 whatsoever. This is not at all a Good move from OnePlus by giving limited 5G Bands.
But in the Past OnePlus added a Couple of 5G bands in OnePlus 8 (T-Mobile) variant in US, Only OnePlus should know how they’ve managed to add them. Looks like there’s no Chances of getting more bands in OnePlus 9 Series Smartphones.