How 5G Will Work On 4G Phones | 4G Phones Can Support 5G Networks – No Need To Upgrade!

5G Will Work On 4G Phones – So most people believe that their 4g will no longer be supported on the 5g network.

Then I will say one don’t worry your 4g phone will also work on a 5g network and your 4g phone doesn’t become absolute. But really?

5g will not replace the 4g network.

To make it more clear let’s see something –

How 5G Will Work On 4G Phones?

Giving you a perspective:-

In 2019, there were approximately 10 million 5G connections in the world. By 2023, that number is expected to increase exponentially to 1.01 billion worldwide 5G connections.

Around 26% of the mobile subscriptions in India by 2026-end would be 5G, as per Ericsson Mobility Report.

Coming back to the main question:-

How 4G phones can work on 5G network –

Two terms – Non-standalone, Standalone
There are two flavours of networks

5G networks are “non-standalone”, the 5G is an added extra channel to the existing 4G LTE connection, and LTE is absolutely needed to make the 5G work.

The next flavour of the 5G network, called “standalone,” lets a phone go straight to 5G, but it could take several years to roll out in the US and globally.

4G and 5G networks can share spectrum:-

2G, 3G and 4G connections can’t share the same spectrum

But in the case of 5G and 4G spectrum can be shared.

Thanks to something called dynamic spectrum sharing, or DSS.

Instead of having different roads for buses and cars, DSS is like having one big highway with separate lanes for buses and cars.

Combining 4G and 5G signals:-

Another 4G and 5G technology, called carrier aggregation, has the ability to combine multiple wireless signals into one.

4G. Carrier aggregation is commonly used to combine 4G signals with other 4G signals, which provided “a huge performance and capacity.

Soon carriers soon will be able to combine 4G and 5G with carrier aggregation.

4G connections should get faster:-

Yes, it will get faster, modems of Qualcomm x24 and higher can give you more speeds on carrier aggregation.

And here I say why I don’t prefer MediaTek chipsets coz they don’t work on improving instead of new launching.


4G and 5G networks use 3G SIM, called USIM. USIM is good enough security that it does not need replacing for 4G or 5G.

Mobile carriers will use existing 4G LTE networks to provide their customers’ cell service well into the next decade. 5G networks will work with 4G — not outright replace it.

For further queries let me know in the comment section below.

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