Asus Zenfone 5Z and Sony Xperia XZ2 are the two major smartphones which received support for Vodafone VoLTE recently. On the whole, Vodafone now has a total of 122 devices under its VoLTE supported list of devices, which doesn't come anywhere close to Airtel's 200 VoLTE supported devices list. Having said that, Vodafone's list is way better than Idea VoLTE eligible list of devices and all these telcos fall short of Jio's list though. Other smartphones which received Vodafone VoLTE support in recent times are Infinix Smart 2, Honor Play, and Galaxy Note 9.
Asus is Rolling Out New Regular Software Updates to Zenfone 5Z
Asus has been rolling out software updates to its Zenfone 5Z smartphone in a quick manner, while the Xperia XZ2 recently received an update which must have added the support for Vodafone VoLTE. Very recently, the Asus Zenfone 5Z has received a major software update which added a plethora of new features to the camera along with fixing other bugs.
Vodafone VoLTE Details
Vodafone announced its Voice over LTE or VoLTE service earlier this year with initial support for OnePlus, Xiaomi and Samsung devices. The service has been gradually rolling out across the country and according to Vodafone, it's now live across all the major cities in India.
Same as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone also offers HD voice calls through its VoLTE service. Vodafone is a GSM operator which means it offers connectivity in 2G/3G/4G. According to Vodafone, whenever there's no 4G network, users can still make voice calls through 3G and 2G networks. Even when a user is on 4G network during the call and the network drops to 2G or 3G, the call will not be disconnected, which is one of the notable features of Vodafone VoLTE.
Vodafone Idea Merger Finally Completed
After looking for regulatory permissions for more than a year, Vodafone and Idea Cellular recently announced their merger completion and the formation of Vodafone Idea Limited. The merged entity has already started operations with 408 million customers spread across 22 telecom circles. It will be interesting to see how the entity will combat Reliance Jio going forward.