Popular Chinese smartphone brand, OnePlus which became popular for their value for money ‘Flagship Killer’ phones seems to be working to offer an OTA update to enable VoLTE feature for older devices.
The maker of OnePlus One, Two & X models is already offering VoLTE ready OnePlus 3 device. Though its older devices aren’t VoLTE ready, they are powered by Snapdragon 8xx series processors which are capable of handling VoLTE calls with the right configuration, but to enable the feature the company needs to offer an OTA update which it hasn’t rolled out yet.
But, this time, it seems the company is looking to offer an update to enable the much-awaited feature for its users, especially many Indians who are using OnePlus devices and want to try Jio’s 4G network are looking for the upgrade.
Helen, who worked with the handset maker on their native Oxygen OS operating system has replied to one user’s question about VoLTE support on older OnePlus devices on the official OnePlus Forum in an Oxygen OS Q&A thread and here is what she says:
“We are working with Reliance Jio right now on VoLTE support. Will update you all once we have a more concrete timeline worked out”
Though the company hasn’t shared any official communication on the matter, it will surely bring joy to many OnePlus users. Currently, those who are using Jio SIM in OnePlus devices except the newly launched OnePlus 3; can’t make voice calls through the native dialer. This move by OnePlus also shows that other smartphone majors who are working with Jio to enable VoLTE, might soon offer an update to enable the feature on select 4G devices.
Note: The author of the post owns a OnePlus X and is using a Jio SIM in the phone.