T-Mobile updates OnePlus 7T Pro 5G with support for its standalone 5G network

started to build the world’s first standalone network in the United States back in August, expanding its 5G coverage by roughly 30 percent. Unlike non-standalone 5G networks, T-Mobile’s SA 5G won’t default to LTE when making or taking calls, or when activating the phone, at least in theory.

Your 5G smartphone will still switch to LTE during phone calls since there’s no hardware available yet that would support 5G Voice-over-NR, but as soon as Qualcomm outs its Snapdragon X60 modem, it will be possible to maintain 5G signal on T-Mobile SA 5G network even when performing calls.

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