Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones have started hitting the market in the past few months. If you plan to buy a smartphone, you will obviously look for the latest specifications. And, Wi-Fi 6 is the newest version of wireless networking, which focuses on improving the network, when a bunch of devices is connected.
The latest upgrade in the Wi-Fi standard offers you multiple advantages, including increased battery life, higher data transfer speed, and better performance in congested areas.
We’ve already shared complete details on the Wi-Fi 6 standard. Now, we’ll be mentioning the Wi-Fi 6 compatible phones.
With Wi-Fi 6, a simpler naming convention has been adopted by the Wi-Fi Alliance, which allows users to understand the Wi-Fi version their devices are supporting.
Before jumping to the latest Wi-Fi 6 compatible phones, here’s how to check whether your device supports Wi-Fi 6 or not
How to check the Wi-Fi version of your smartphone?
It’s worth noting that you would not see Wi-Fi 6, or Wi-Fi 5 labels, instead, you would see the older, weird naming scheme that specifies the Wi-Fi version.
So, let’s here are the older and the newer naming conventions that will help you easily spot the Wi-Fi version.
|Wi-Fi version||Old name||New name|
|First Generation||WiFi 802.11.b||WiFi 1|
|Second Generation||WiFi 802.11.a||WiFi 2|
|Third Generation||WiFi 802.11.g||WiFi 3|
|Fourth Generation||WiFi 802.11.n||WiFi 4|
|Fifth Generation||WiFi 802.11.ac||WiFi 5|
|Sixth Generation||WiFi 802.11.ax||WiFi 6|
Currently, there’s no direct method that will let you know the supported Wi-Fi versions, right from your smartphone. Therefore, you cannot know this information directly from the phone’s settings. Rather, you’ll have to search for the complete specifications of your smartphone.
You can look for your smartphone’s specifications through one of the following sources:
- Your phone manufacturer’s official website.
- Google Search Engine Result Pages.
- Some popular platforms for smartphone specs like GSMArena.
Let’s understand this with the help of an example. We’ll be checking the supported WiFi versions on iPhone 11.
Is the iPhone 11 Wi-Fi 6 compatible?
In case you want to check if your iPhone 11 is Wi-Fi 6 compatible or not, follow these simple steps:
1. Head to gsmarena.com
2. Type iPhone 11 in the search box and select iPhone 11.
3. Scroll down to the COMM/Network section.
4. You’ll see the Wi-Fi versions under the WLAN heading.
For the iPhone 11, you’ll see that it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax. This means the iPhone 11 is compatible with Wi-Fi 1,2,3,4,5,6. Please note that the presence of the suffix “ax” indicates your phone is Wi-Fi 6 compatible.
You can follow the same steps to know the Wi-Fi compatibility of any Android, iOS, and OS smartphone.
Also, we would like to mention that a smartphone can support multiple Wi-Fi versions, just as they can support more than one Wi-Fi band.
Is Wi-Fi 6 backward compatible?
Here comes a common question that you would be thinking of right now- do you need a WiFi 6 router if you have a WiFi 6 compatible smartphone?
Talking about the Wi-Fi 6 backward compatibility, the Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices are compatible with the previous versions as well. Therefore, you can connect a WiFi 6 smartphone to a WiFi 5 router and vice versa. Currently, there’s no need to replace your WiFi 5 routers in case you buy a WiFi 6 smartphone. But in order to take full advantage of that Wi-Fi 6 band on your device, you’ll need a Wi-Fi 6 router.
Is Wi-Fi 6 hardware dependent?
Now, you might be thinking about whether WiFi 6 depends on the hardware or not? The answer is YES. Along with the software updates, WiFi 6 is dependent on hardware as well.
Therefore, to reap the maximum benefits of the WiFi 6 Technology, it’s important to upgrade to a Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone and a WiFi 6 router
Wi-Fi 6 Compatible Smartphones
The adoption of Wi-Fi 6 technology is in the early stages. Therefore, you might not see a wide range of smartphones with Wi-Fi 6 compatibility.
Now, let’s look at the Wi-Fi 6 compatible phones available in the market right now.
1. Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e
Release date: March 2019
Price: S10- $749, S10 Plus- $849, S10e- $599
The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, the 2019 flagship phones from Samsung, offer Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. Also, The Galaxy S10e, which lies on the cheaper end of the S10 range, offers you a stunning display, smooth performance, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility.
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+
Release date: August 2019
Price: Note 10- $949, Note 10 Plus- $1099
The Galaxy Note 10 was the first smartphone to get the Wi-fi certified 6 designations from the Wi-Fi alliance. The Galaxy Note 10+ is also equipped with the latest Wi-Fi 6 feature. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and offer you high-end specs and hardware features.
3. iPhone 11 Series
Release date: September 19, 2019
Price: iPhone 11- $699, iPhone 11 Pro- $999, iPhone 11 Pro Max-1,099
The latest Apple flagship series- iPhone11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max offers next-gen Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. Apart from the powerful specifications, iPhone 11 Pro Max is said to have an amazing camera, which offers you top-class video shooting capabilities.
4. Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+
Release date: February 12, 2020
Price: S20- $999, S20 Plus- $1199
The recently launched Samsung flagship phones –Galaxy S20 and S20+ offer a ton of high-end specifications, including the latest Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. Also, they are available in LTE as well as 5G variants. The Samsung S20 lineup is considered to be the top contender for the best Android smartphones available today. The smartphones will go on sale in the US on March 6, and the
pre-order process begins on February 21, 2020.
5. iPhone SE 2020
Release date: April 15, 2020
Apple has introduced the next-gen iPhone SE on April 15, 2020, at $399 for the base variant with 64GB storage. This latest mid-range phone from Apple packs the camera features of iPhone XR, the processing powers of iPhone 11 inside the chassis of the iPhone 8. The iPhone SE 2020 features support for Wi-Fi 6 technology, fast-charging, and modern specifications with the faster A13 Bionic chip and the latest iOS 13.
The iPhone SE will go on sale in the US from April 24 and the pre-order process begins today.
Apart from the above smartphones, there are some other smartphones with futureproof specifications that offer Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, along with 5G support.
5G smartphones with Wi-Fi 6 Compatibility
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
Release date: August 2019
The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is known as the no-compromise Note by Samsung. It is the most feature-packed phablet which offers WiFi 6 compatibility and support for the 5G network. And, with the versatile cameras, you’ll get amazing photographs and videos, with plenty of detail.
2. Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
Release date: September 2019
Galaxy Fold 5G is the only foldable phone right now that offers Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. This turned out to be a surprise when Samsung launched its newer foldable smartphone-
Galaxy Z Flip without the Wi-Fi 6 feature.
3. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Release date: June 2019
The Galaxy S10 5G is a great smartphone for videos and gaming that offers you super-fast 5G networks and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. The 5G version of the Galaxy S10 adds an extra sensor- ToF depth, to the rear and front camera setups of the S10. Also, the Galaxy S10 5G delivers improved low-light photography over the S10 and S10+.
4. Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
Release date: February 12, 2020
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G is said to have future-proof specifications, making it the world’s most advanced 5G smartphone with Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. This latest smartphone offers Space Zoom with an eye-popping 10x Hybrid Optic Zoom and 100x Super-Resolution Zoom. The Galaxy S20 Ultra Wi-Fi 6 phone is expected to go on sale in the US from March 6, 2020. And, the pre-order process begins on February 21, 2020.
5. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G and Mi 10 Pro 5G
Release date: February 13, 2020
Price: Mi 10 5G- $572 Mi 10 Pro 5G- $715
Xiaomi 2020 flagships- Mi 10 5G and Mi Pro 5G have been launched in China at an online-only event on February 13, 2020. The worldwide release might take place somewhere around the end of February. Both the Xiaomi Mi 5G and Mi Pro 5G are WiFi 6 compatible and are powered by the top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, with an adjacent 5G modem.
6. Vivo iQOO 3 5G
Release date: February 2020
Vivo IQ00 3 5G is a great option for anyone who’s looking for a smartphone with future-proof specifications at an affordable price. The smartphone features a 6.44-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, a quad rear camera with a 48MP primary shooter, a 16MP front camera, and a big 4,400mAH battery with ultra-fast charging. The top variant (12GB RAM and 256GB storage) is 5G ready and the other options are LTE only.
7. Sony Xperia 1 II
Announced Date: February 24, 2020
Sony Xperia 1 II features a 4K HDR 6.5-inch OLED display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 4,000mAh battery with wireless charging support. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon Qualcomm 865 processor and the Europe variant will support 5G networks, while only the 4G option will be available in the US. One of the major highlights of the phone is the 12MP triple-camera array that can shoot up to 20fps in Burst mode. Moreover, Sony Xperia 1 II comes with Photography Pro and Cinematography Pro apps to give its users more manual control over the camera settings. The preorder process will begin on June 1, 2020, and shipments will commence from July 24, 2020.
8. Realme X50 Pro 5G
Release date: February 2020
Realme X50 Pro 5G is another mid-range smartphone that packs high some of the top specifications, including 5G and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. It features a 6.44-inch Full HD+, Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth visual experience. There’s a quad-rear camera with a 64 MP main shooter and a dual selfie camera featuring a 32MP Sony sensor. Ultra Nightscape mode and Super Nightscape 3.0 are amongst the standout features that allow you to capture high-quality pictures in low-light.
Another impressive feature of Realme X50 Pro 5G is that the company claims that you can top up this phone from dead to 100% in a mere 30 minutes, thanks to 65W SuperDart fast charging.
9. LG V60 ThinQ 5G
Release Date: March 20, 2020
LG has launched its third dual-screen smartphone, LG V60 ThinQ 5G with an all-glass front and back and an aluminum frame for a comfortable grip. This latest LG smartphone features a 6.8-inch P-OLED display, triple rear camera setup, 8K video recording capabilities, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a big 5,000mAh battery, and support for 5G networks and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. The smartphone gives you a dual-screen experience with the LG Dual Screen (sold separately) that adds a handful of useful tricks and is best suited for multitasking. LG V60 supports fast charging, Quick Charge 4.0+, and wireless charging. The smartphone is available in Classy Blue and Classy White finishes.
10. ZTE Red Magic 5G
Release Date: March 2020
The ZTE Red Magic 5G is a gaming smartphone that features an eye-catching design with a 6.65-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen boasting an impressive 144Hz refresh rate, triple rear camera setup with a 64MP main shooter, and support for 5G networks. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset and runs on Android 10 with Red Magic 3.0 skin. All in all, it’s a beast of a gaming phone that’s priced reasonably at $579 with Wi-Fi 6 support. The Red Magic 5G comes with fast charging support of up to 55 Watts and includes an 18W charger in the box. The smartphone is available in Eclipse Black, Hot Rod Red, and Pulse color options.
11. OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro
Release date: April 14, 2020
Price: OnePlus 8- $699 OnePlus 8 Pro-$899
OnePlus has recently launched its 8 series lineup– the budget flagship OnePlus 8 and the true premium flagship OnePlus8 Pro. The smartphones have been crafted with future-proof specifications- support for 5G networks and Wi-Fi 6 technology. The OnePlus 8 features a 6.55-inch FHD+ display, a triple rear camera setup, and a 4,300mAh battery. On the other hand, the OnePlus 8 Pro boasts a 6.78-inch QHD+ display, a quad-rear camera setup, and a bigger 4,510mAh battery.
The OnePlus 8 series will be available in the US and Canada from April 29, 2020. The pre-order process had begun on April 14, and the phones will hit Europe starting from April 21, 2020.
12. Motorola Edge Plus
Release Date: May 14, 2020
Motorola makes its re-entry into the top-tier smartphone segment with its latest flagship- Motorola Edge Plus, released on May 14, 2020, in the US. It features a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 chipset, 256GB internal storage, a big 5,000mAh battery, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack. One of the most eye-popping features of the Moto Edge Plus is the triple-rear camera setup, boasting a 108MP main shooter, just like
Don’t forget to check out the best accessories for Motorola Edge Plus.
13. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
Release date: August 5, 2020
Price: Note 20-starts at $999. Note 20 Ultra: starts at $1,299
Samsung unveiled its latest Note series- Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra at its virtual Unpacked event 2020. Note 20 features a 6.7-inch flat FHD+ Super AMOLED plus Infinity-O display, triple rear cameras with a 12MP main shooter with 48MP telephoto & 12MP ultra-wide sensor respectively. It also sports a 10MP selfie camera and a big 4,300mAh battery. On the other hand, the more exciting Note 20 Ultra Wi-Fi 6 phone sports a 6.9-inch edge Quad HD+ Dynamic 2X Infinity-O display with 120Hz refresh rate, triple rear cameras, boasting an impressive 108MP primary shooter like the S20 Ultra, 10 MP front camera, and a bigger 4,500mAh battery. Both the smartphones are Wi-Fi 6 and 5G ready.
14. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Release date: October 2, 2020
Price: Starts at $699
After the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, Samsung has added a fourth model to its S20 Series lineup, the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). It packs some flagship specifications at a relatively cheaper price. The Galaxy S20 FE features a 6.5-inch FHD Infinity-O display with a whopping 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,500mAh battery with wireless charging, Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G network support, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. In terms of imaging departments, the Galaxy S20 FE has got Triple rear cameras with up to 30x space zoom and 3x optical zoom, and there’s a 32MP selfie camera.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is available in White, Navy, Lavender, Mint, Red, and Orange color options, all prefixed with “Cloud”.
Don’t forget to check our recommendations on the best fast chargers for Galaxy S20, S20 FE, S20+, and S20 Ultra.
15. iPhone 12 Series
Release date: October 13, 2020
Price: iPhone 12 Mini- $699, iPhone 12-$799, iPhone 12 Pro-$999, iPhone 12 Pro Max-$1099
Apple has introduced its iPhone 12 Series with a lineup of four models- iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. The latest addition in the lineup is the 5.4” iPhone 12 Mini, a perfect iPhone for all the users who prefer a smartphone that’s comfortable for one-handed use. Apple has finally ditched the LCD Panel and introduced the Super Retina XDR OLED display amongst the entire lineup of the iPhone 12 Series, including the smallest model in the bunch- the iPhone 12 Mini. There’s a Ceramic Shield on the front of all the iPhone 12 models, and Apple claims that it’s the most durable glass ever put into a smartphone.
Talking about the maxed-out variants, the iPhone 12 Pro is termed the “Photographer’s iPhone”, and is packed with the LiDAR scanner to deliver the best possible AR experience. The LiDAR sensor helps in shooting Night Portraits, with its ability to provide upto 6 times faster autofocus in the dark.
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16. OnePlus 8T 5G
Release date: October 14, 2020
Price: Starts at $699
After the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, here comes the OnePlus 8T with a flat-screen, rectangular camera, and glossy rear panel. It looks somewhat similar to the OnePlus Nord, with a few upgrades. The OnePlus 8T features a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz Refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 Chipset, 4,500mAh battery, and four cameras on its rear panel. One of the most standout features of the OnePlus 8T is the Warp Charge 65. It claims to deliver a day’s power in a mere 15 minutes. Plus, the debut of OxygenOS 11 adds a distinctive look to Android and brings a host of improvements, including intuitive gestures for one-hand use.
Don’t forget to check our list of the best accessories for the OnePlus 8T.
17. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Release date: September 2020
Price: Starts at $1999.99
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is one of the most expensive foldable smartphones by Samsung that features a mind-blowing glass screen, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, 5G connectivity, the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 856 Plus processor, impressive cameras, an improved hinge system, and a long-lasting 4,500mAh battery. This foldable smartphone boasts an innovative Flex Mode that adds versatility, improved multitasking, and a comparatively durable design.
18. Vivo Z6 5G
Release date: February 2020
Vivo Z6 5G is an amazing option for anyone who’s looking for a 5G and Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone with an affordable price tag. It features a 6.57-inches IPS LCD screen with a 2400×1080 resolution. There’s a quad rear camera with a 48MP main snapper, a 16MP front camera, and a big 5,000mAH battery with 44W fast charging support. You can grab this Wi-Fi 6 ready in Aurora Black, Ice Age, and Interstellar Black finishes.
19. ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Phone 3 Strix
Release date: July 2020
Price: ROG Phone 3- $899 Phone 3 Strix- $534
ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Phone 3 Strix are gaming smartphones that bring a host of advanced specifications and features onboard. The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Phone 3 Strix feature a 6.59” FHD+ AMOLED display, AeroActive 3 cooling fan, and upgraded AirTrigger 3 system to deliver an unmatched visual and gaming experience. ASUS ROG Phone 3 is a mid-range flagship that’s sure to impress all gamers. The budget-friendly variant- ROG Phone 3 Strix that also features 5G and Wi-Fi 6 support. These gaming smartphones rock a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and allows you to shoot 8K@30fps & 4K@120fps videos.
Both ASUS ROG Phone 3 and Phone 3 Strix are packed with a monstrous 6,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 4.0.
20. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Release date: August 2020
Price: Starts at $849.99
Samsung had introduced an advanced version of the Galaxy Z Flip that adds 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility to the original device. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G costs less than the Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone, which makes it an affordable option for all users who wish to get their hands on a foldable smartphone. It boasts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor and supports Flex mode for doing different tasks simultaneously.
21. ASUS Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro
Release date: September 2020
Price: Zenfone 7 Pro- $729
Asus Zenfone 7 and 7 Pro models are 5G and Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones that feature an eye-catching Flip camera module with triple front and rear sensors. Both the phones have got a 6.67” AMOLED display with an all-screen NanoEdge design, a 90Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ certification. These future-proof smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 865 5G+ processors and boast an impressive 5000mAh battery.
22. Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G
Release date: October 2020
Price: Mi 10T 5G- Rs 39,999 Mi 10T Pro 5G- Rs 47,999
Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G and 10T Pro 5G are mid-range budget smartphones that pack some amazing features like Wi-Fi 6, 5G support, and Snapdragon 865 5G chipset to offer a faster user experience. These Wi-Fi 6 phones have got a big 6.67″ IPS LCD screen with a 1080 x 2400 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ certification.
Here are the best cases for Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G and Mi 10T Pro 5G.
23. Vivo iQOO 7
Release date: January 2021
Price: starts at Rs 37,999
Vivo offers a feature-packed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone that makes a fantastic option for users who need a future-proof smartphone at an affordable price. It features a 6.62-inches AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and 1300 nits of brightness. This Wi-Fi 6 smartphone packs a powerful Snapdragon 888 5G processor and runs on Android 11. There’s a triple-rear camera setup with a 48MP wide, 13MP ultrawide, 13MP telephoto sensor. For selfies, there’s a 16 MP camera. One of the most standout features of the Vivo iQOO7 is 120W (in China only) and 66W (International) fast charging support.
You can grab this Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone in Black, Blue, and White finishes.
24. Xiaomi Mi 11 5G and Mi 11 Lite 5G
Release date: January 2021 (Mi 11), April 2021 (Mi 11 Lite)
Price: Mi 11 5G starts at $845 and Mi 11 Lite 5G starts at $358
Xiaomi Mi 11 5G and Mi 11 Lite 5G are amazing Android smartphones that pack high-end features like Wi-Fi 6, 5G support, and Snapdragon chipsets to offer a faster user experience.
The Mi 11 5G features a big 6.81” AMOLED screen with HDR10+ certification, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1500 nits of peak brightness. This Wi-Fi 6 smartphone packs the Snapdragon 888 5G processor and a triple rear camera system with an eye-popping 108MP main snapper. There’s a pretty big 4,600mAh battery with 55W fast charging, 50W fast wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging support.
Talking about the Mi 11 Lite 5G, it’s a budget-friendly Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone that sports a 6.55” AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It also packs a triple rear camera system with a 64MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, and a 5MP macro sensor. There’s a decent 4250mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ and 33W fast charging support.
25. Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus
Release date: January 14, 2021
Price: S21- starts at $799, S21 Plus-starts at $999
After the massive hit of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and S20 FE, Samsung has finally unveiled its latest S Series, the Galaxy S21 series on January 14, 2021. All the models of the Galaxy S21 lineup- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra support 5G networks and are Wi-Fi 6 compatible. The Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus feature an eye-catching flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with a 120Hz refresh rate, an innovative Contour Cut Camera block that stands out, a powerful Exynos 2100 processor, and an impressive battery life. Plus, these smartphones bring a host of exciting features with Android 11. It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S21 Series is introduced at a remarkably lower price than the S20 Series at the launch. As a result, Samsung has made a few changes like the elimination of the MicroSD card support and dropping the maximum resolution to FHD+ (in S21 and S21 Plus).
26. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Release date: January 14, 2021
Price: S21 Ultra- starts at $1,199
The top model of the S21 paddock, Galaxy S21 Ultra is an impressive flagship that features a stunning 6.8” edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The smartphone is introduced with a redefined Contour Camera design and a smooth Gorilla Glass back that looks and feels premium. One of the prime highlights of the Galaxy S21 smartphone is the powerful quad-camera setup on the rear panel, housing a 12MP Ultra-wide, a 108MP Wide, a 10MP f/2.4 Telephoto, and a 10MP f/4.9 Telephoto sensor. In addition, there’s a Laser AF Sensor to enhance the AF performance in close range and low-light environments. This flagship offers amazing zoom capabilities with Dual Optical Zoom (3x, 10x) and 100x Super-Resolution Zoom. On the front, there’s a 40MP camera to capture breathtaking selfies. The Galaxy S21 is packed with a 5,000mAh battery with Fast Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare capabilities.
It’s worth mentioning that the maximum charging capacity of Galaxy S21 Ultra is 25W as compared to 45W in Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The Galaxy S21 Series is up for pre-orders, with shipping starting from January 29, 2021.
27. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Release date: January 2022
Price: Starts at $699
Samsung launched the much-buzzed Galaxy S21 FE 5G on January 4, 2022. It’s a successor to the ultra-popular Galaxy S20 FE that was launched in September 2020. This 5G and Wi-Fi 6 smartphone features a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with 2340×1080 resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. As anticipated, the Galaxy S21 FE is powered by the advanced Snapdragon 888 5G chipset and comes pre-installed with Android 12 (OneUI 4.0). It features a triple rear camera system with a 12MP main snapper with OIS, a 12MP ultrawide, and an 8MP telephoto sensor. In addition, there’s a 32MP front camera to capture stunning selfies. The Galaxy S21 FE 5G packs a 4500mAh battery with
25W wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging support.
28. OnePlus 9, 9R, 9 Pro
Release date: March 23, 2021
Price: OnePlus 9- $729.99 OnePlus 9R- INR 39,999, 9 Pro- $1069
OnePlus introduced its OnePlus 9 Series at a global online event on March 23, 2021. The lineup includes a mid-range high-end OnePlus 9, a premium flagship OnePlus 9 Pro, and a new member, the OnePlus 9R. One of the most impressive features of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro is the Hasselblad Camera. It promises to deliver the best-in-class mobile photography experience. The mid-ranger OnePlus 9 boasts a 48MP main snapper, paired with a 50MP ultra-wide sensor, and monochrome lens. OnePlus 9 Pro rocks a quad rear camera setup with an additional 8MP Telephoto Lens.
Talking about the OnePlus 9R, it’s a budget-friendly flagship packed with powerful features like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. This new member of the OnePlus family is exclusive to India.
29. Realme X7 Pro and X7 Pro Ultra
Release date: April 2021
Price: X7 Pro- $437.77
Realme X7 Pro 5G features a 6.55” Super AMOLED, 120Hz display, a quad rear camera, MediaTek chipset, and a 4,500mAh battery with 65W ultra-fast charging.
The elder sibling, Realme X7 Pro Ultra also packs support for 5G networks and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
Apart from these Realme smartphones, the company also offers two other models with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 support. These are Realme X50 Pro Player and
30. OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Release date: July 22, 2021
Price: ₹29,999 (£409.00)
Joining the list of Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones is the newest member of the OnePlus Nord series- OnePlus Nord 2 5G. This budget flagship killer features a 6.43″ AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels, a 90Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ certification. It’s the first OnePlus smartphone to pack a MediaTek chipset as compared to the Snapdragon processors on other models.
Don’t miss our roundup of the best OnePlus Nord 2 5G Accessories.
31. Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
Announced date: August 11, 2021
Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G at its virtual Unpacked event on August 11, 2021. Impressively, this Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone is the most affordable Samsung foldable phone released by the company. It features a 6.7-inch (2640 x 1080 pixels) & a 1.9-inch (60 x 512 pixels) Super AMOLED display, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset. There’s a dual-camera setup on its rear panel, housing a 12 MP ultrawide and 12 MP wide-angle sensor.
Here are the best Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G cases that you can buy.
32. Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
Announced date: August 11, 2021
Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G is a future-proof, Wi-Fi 6e compatible foldable smartphone that features an impressive design with an IPX8 rating for dust and water resistance. It boasts a 6.2-inch AMOLED front cover display (2268 x 832 pixels) and a massive 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED display (2208 x 1768). Both the displays of Z Fold 3 come with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification.
The side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay (Visa and Mastercard certified), Samsung DeX mode, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) support, and built-in Dolby Atmos Stereo speakers are some of the impressive features of this latest foldable smartphone.
Make sure to browse through our recommendations on the best Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G cases.
33. Motorola Edge 20 Pro
Release date: August 2021
Price: starts at $885
Motorola Edge 20 Pro is a feature-packed Android smartphone with some top-of-the-line specifications, including support for 5G networks, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, 144Hz refresh rate, and more. It features an ultra-vibrant 6.7” OLED display with over a billion shades of color, an ultra-smooth 144Hz refresh rate, and HDR 10+ support. This Android smartphone features a powerful rear camera system with an eye-popping 108MP ultra-high-resolution sensor, a 16MP ultrawide sensor with Macro Vision, and an 8MP Telephoto sensor. You’ll get to shoot 8K@24fps and 4K@60fps videos. For selfies, there’s a 32MP front camera with Quad Pixel technology. Motorola Edge 20 Pro packs a 4500mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.
34. iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max
Release date: September 14, 2021
Price: iPhone 13- $799, iPhone 13 Mini- $699, iPhone 13 Pro- $999, iPhone 13 Pro Max- $1099
Apple has launched its latest iPhone 13 Series with a lineup of four models- iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. All the models of the iPhone 13 Series run on iOS 15. The latest iPhone 13 features a sleek flat-edged 6.1” Super XDR OLED display with 1200 nits peak brightness and support for HDR 10 as well as Dolby Vision. Whereas the littlest iPhone in the 13 Series, the iPhone 13 Mini sports a comfortable 5.4” Super XDR OLED display with the same specs. In addition, the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini have got
redesigned cameras with diagonal lenses and Cinematic mode.
Talking about the maxed-out variants, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max feature a ProMotion display that can take the refresh rate from as low as 10 Hz to as high as 120 Hz. In addition, the iPhone 13 Series has got a new 77 mm telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom and an Ultra-Wide sensor with auto-focus and a larger f/1.8 aperture. This brings impressive improvements in low-light photography. Besides, the Pro variants bring a Macro Photography feature that enables you to focus on close distances and capture beautiful close-ups.
All the iPhone 13 Series models are packed with the advanced A15 Bionic chip, IP68 water resistance, 5G support, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. Furthermore, there’s a durable exclusive Ceramic Shield on the front of all the iPhone 13 models, and it’s claimed to be the most durable glass ever put into a smartphone.
35. Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
Release date: October 19, 2021
Price: Pixel 6- $599, Pixel 6 Pro- $899
Back at the Google Pixel event, the search engine giant has recently launched its Pixel 6 Series with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models. These latest Android smartphones are packed with future-proof specifications, including 5G support and Wi-Fi 6E compatibility. Both the models of the Pixel 6 Series are powered by Google’s in-house Tensor SoC that’s designed to take Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to a whole new level.
The Google Pixel 6 features a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz dynamic refresh rate and HDR 10+ support. The latest Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have got a distinctive look with a new, horizontal black camera bar that spans the width of the phone’s back. The Google Pixel 6 packs a dual camera on its rear panel, housing a 50MP wide and a 12MP ultrawide sensor.
Talking about the maxed-out variant, Pixel 6 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 10Hz to 120Hz. The flagship packs a triple rear camera system with an additional 48MP Telephoto sensor.
Google Pixel 6 is available in Kinda Coral, Stormy Black, and Sorta Seafoam options. Whereas, the Google Pixel 6 Pro is launched in Cloudy White, Sorta Sunny, and Stormy Black finishes.
36. Vivo X60 Pro+
Release date: January 2021
Price: starts at $845
Vivo X60 Pro+ features a 6,65” Super AMOLED screen with HDR 10+ support, an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, and 1300 nits of peak brightness. It’s a feature-packed smartphone that packs the processing powers of the Snapdragon 888 5G chipset and the
exciting features of Android 11. This Wi-Fi 6 smartphone sports a quad-rear camera setup that houses a 50MP wide, 48MP ultrawide, 32MP telephoto, and an 8MP periscope telephoto sensor. For selfies, there’s a 32MP HDR camera. You’ll get to record 8K@30fps & 4K@60fps videos with the rear and 4K@30fps videos with the front camera.
In terms of battery, Vivo X60 Pro+ packs a pretty big 4,200mAh battery with 55W fast charging support.
37. Samsung Galaxy S22 5G and Galaxy S22 Plus 5G
Release date: February 9, 2022
Price: Galaxy S22 5G- $799, Galaxy S22 Plus 5G- $999
Joining the list of Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones are the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus which were launched at an online event on February 9, 2022. It’s worth mentioning that these Wi-Fi 6 smartphones are amongst the best Android smartphones that you can buy right now. Talking about the Galaxy S22, it features a beautiful Dynamic 6.1” AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1500 nits peak brightness, and HDR10+ support. Whereas, the bigger Galaxy S22 Plus rocks a 6.6” display with similar specifications and a higher, 1750 nits of brightness. In addition, Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus feature a stunning triple rear camera setup with excellent imaging capabilities. Impressively, all the models of the Galaxy S22 support 5G networks and will ship with
38. Samsung S22 Ultra 5G
Release date: February 9, 2022
The beefiest 2022 Galaxy flagship- Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G is a truly premium flagship in every sense. The Korean Tech Giant has gorgeously redesigned the Galaxy S22 Ultra with a satin non-glassy back, a flat top & bottom, and an entirely different rear camera system with no bumps. The overall look and design of the maxed-out Galaxy 2022 flagship are largely inspired by the
Note 20 Ultra. Boasting the much-loved, classic Note Series shape, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has also got built-in S-Pen support. It means the Galaxy S22 Ultra has its own enclosure to safely store the stylus while not in use. This Android flagship features a large 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X LTPO 2 display with an Adaptive 120Hz refresh rate & Vision Booster, a 240Hz Touch Sampling rate, 1750 nits of brightness, and a big 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging support. Furthermore, this luxurious smartphone brings 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6e compatibility to its users.
39. OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G
Release date: February 2022
OnePlus has added a new member to its Nord family with the launch of the OnePlus Nord CE 2 in February 2022. Despite boasting a budget-friendly price of $305, the Nord CE 2 is crafted with some future-proof specifications, including 5G networks and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. It features a 6.43” AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate & HDR10+ support, MediaTek chipset, Android 11, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition, this affordable Wi-Fi 6 smartphone has a triple rear camera setup, housing a 64MP wide, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro sensor. For selfies, there’s a 16MP front camera with HDR support.
OnePlus Nord CE 2 packs a 4,500mAh battery with an impressive 65W fast-charging as well as reverse charging support.
40. iPhone SE 3 (2022)
Release date: March 8, 2022
Apple has refreshed its lineup of affordable iPhones with the launch of the iPhone SE 3rd gen at its Peek Performance event on March 8, 2022. Reminiscing the classic iPhone 8 design, the latest iPhone SE 2022 is identical to its predecessor iPhone SE 2020 in terms of overall look and design. It features the same 4.7” Retina display with thick bezels and the signature Haptic Home button with TouchID. Interestingly, the iPhone SE 2022 is packed with the advanced Apple A15 processor, which brings a host of changes under the hood. In addition, the 12MP rear camera is fused with some impressive features, including Photographic Styles, Deep Fusion, improved HDR processing, enhanced video quality, and more. Furthermore, this budget-friendly iPhone has got support for 5G networks and boasts Wi-Fi 6 compatibility as well.
In short, this budget-friendly, Wi-Fi 6 compatible iPhone is a great deal for all the users who’ve always wanted to grab a slice of Apple’s smartphone pie.
41. Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
Release date: April 2022
Price: Rs 36,999
The latest member of the Samsung A-series, the Galaxy A73 is a mid-range Android smartphone that offers some top-of-the-line specifications, that too at an attainable price. It features a gorgeous 6.7” Super AMOLED Plus display with a super-smooth 120Hz refresh rate,
5G network support, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, and a big 5,000mAh battery that’s advertised to last for up to two days. In addition, this Wi-Fi 6 phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset for optimal performance and boasts a fantastic quad rear camera setup with a powerful 108MP main sensor.
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42. OnePlus 10 Pro and 10R
Release date: March 2022, April 2022
Price: OnePlus 10 Pro- $883, OnePlus 10R- Rs 38,999
Joining the list of the Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones is a premium Android flagship, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G that’s claimed to be one of the most powerful OnePlus smartphones launched until today. This Wi-Fi 6 mobile phone features a big 6.7″ LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification, the powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a triple rear camera system, and a big 5,000mAh battery. Additionally, the OnePlus 10 Pro 5G supports up to 80W fast charging (international, and 65W in North America), 50W wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging, out of the box. This OnePlus flagship runs on Android 12 and OxygenOS 12.1 (International), ColorOS 12.1 (China).
Talking about the OnePlus 10R, the successor to the OnePlus 9R is a budget-friendly Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone that features some premium specifications, including 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and up to 150W fast charging support. Just like the previous version, the OnePlus 10R is also exclusive to India.
43. Xiaomi Black Shark 5 and 5 RS
Release date: April 2022
Price: Black Shark 5- 500 EUR, Black Shark 5 RS- 470 EUR
Xiaomi Black Shark 5 and 5 RS are gaming smartphones that pack some flagship specifications, including a 144Hz refresh rate, 12GB RAM, 5G network support, and Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. It’s impressive to know that these amazing features are offered at an attainable price, therefore, they make a brilliant option for users who want to grab a Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone without breaking the bank. Xiaomi Black Shark 5 sports a beautiful 6.67” AMOLED screen with a 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 870 5G chipset, a triple rear camera system, and a 4,650mAh battery with an impressive 120W fast charging support. Coming to the Black Shark 5 RS, this Wi-Fi 6-supported phone features the same screen as its sibling, a powerful Snapdragon 888/888+ chipset, and a 4,500mAh battery with the same 120W fast charging capabilities.
These Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphones will ship will Android 12 out of the box.
44. Vivo X80 and X80 Pro
Announced date: April 2022
Price: Vivo X80- 530 EUR, Vivo X80 Pro- 800 EUR
Vivo X80 is a mid-range, Wi-Fi 6-ready smartphone that features a 6.78” AMOLED HDR screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, MediaTek 9000 chipset, a 50MP main snapper on the rear panel, and a nice 4,500mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. Talking about the elder sibling, the Vivo X80 Pro sports a 6.78”
LTPO3 AMOLED HDR10+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, an advanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, and a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast & 50W wireless charging support. This Wi-Fi 6 compatible device rocks a quad-camera set up on its rear panel, housing a 50MP wide, 48MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto, and an 8MP periscope telephoto sensor.
These Wi-Fi 6 phones from Vivo are available in Blue, Orange, and Black finishes.
45. Vivo iQOO Z6 Pro
Release date: April 2022
Price: Rs 27,990
Next on our list is the Vivo iQOO Z6 Pro which makes a fantastic option for users who need Wi-Fi 6 supported phone at a budget-friendly price. It features a 6.44” AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate & HDR10+ support, a triple rear camera system with a 64MP primary snapper, 5G network support, and a 4,700mAh battery with 66W fast charging capabilities. The Vivi iQOO Z6 Pro is available in up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage options.
46. Budget-friendly Samsung Wi-Fi 6 Phones
In addition to high-end and mid-range smartphones, Samsung also offers some budget-friendly Wi-Fi 6 phones. The Samsung Galaxy A52s is an affordable 5G & Wi-Fi 6 compatible smartphone that’s packed with some impressive specifications. It features a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, a quad-rear camera setup, a nice 4,500mAh battery, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Next in the lineup is the Galaxy M52 5G smartphone that sports a bigger 6.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, Android 11 features, a triple rear camera setup, and a big 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging. Both of these Wi-Fi 6 smartphones are packed with all the essentials to deliver a smooth performance. These Android phones are great for anyone who’s looking for value-for-money Wi-Fi 6 devices.
47. More Vivo Phones with Wi-Fi 6 support
Vivo launched a foldable smartphone, Vivo X Fold with a main 8.03” LTPO AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The cover screen sports a 6.53-inches AMOLED 120Hz display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. This foldable Wi-Fi 6 smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and packs 12GB RAM for top-notch performance. It sports a quad-rear camera setup with a 50MP main snapper and comes with Android 12 out-of-the-box. Vivo also offers X Fold+ that offers similar specifications and is powered by the advanced Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.
Next, Vivo X Note is also a Wi-Fi 6 smartphone that rocks a pretty big 7.0-inches AMOLED 120Hz screen with HDR10+ support. The colorful and vibrant display is paired with a quad-rear camera, the processing power of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and Android 12 features for an immersive user experience. This Wi-Fi 6 phone packs a big 5,000mAh battery with impressive 80W wired and 50W wireless charging capabilities.
The next Wi-Fi 6 phone in the lineup is the Vivo S15 Pro which packs a stunning 6.53-inches AMOLED 120Hz screen with HDR10+ and 1500 nits peak brightness. The phone runs on Android 12 and is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset. Just like the Vivo X Note, this Wi-Fi 6 smartphone also offers up to 80W fired charging support (wired) but packs a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery.
Besides the above models, Vivo offers an array of Wi-Fi 6 smartphones under its Neo series. Here are some of the Wi-Fi 6-compatible phones under this lineup:
- Vivo iQOO Neo7
- Vivo iQOO Neo6 SE
- Vivo iQOO Neo5 SE
- Vivo iQOO Neo5 S
48. Other Xiaomi Phones with Wi-F6
Xiaomi also offers three more Wi-Fi 6 smartphones with Android 12 features, AMOLED 120Hz displays, and triple rear camera setups. The Xiaomi 12T is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra chipset and houses an amazing 108MP main snapper on its rear panel. The Xiaomi 12T Pro is a maxed-out variant that sports a vibrant display with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support. In addition, this Wi-Fi 6 smartphone rocks a powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, an
eye-popping 200MP main snapper, and a 5,000mAh battery with the industry-leading 120W fast charging support. Coming to Xiaomi 12 Pro, it features the best display in the batch with a 6.73-inches AMOLED 120Hz screen with 1 billion colors, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and 1500 nits peak brightness support. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and offers a 4,600mAh battery with 120W wired & 50W wireless charging speeds.
Here’s the list of more Wi-Fi 6 smartphones released in 2022:
- iPhone 14 (Check Price on Amazon (UK), (India))
- iPhone 14 Plus (Check Price on Amazon (UK), (India))
- iPhone 14 Pro (Check Price on Amazon (UK), (India))
- iPhone 14 Pro Max Check Price on Amazon (UK), (India))
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G
- Realme 9 Pro+
- Vivo iQOO 9T and iQOO 9 Pro 5G
- Vivo iQOO 10 and 10 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
- Poco F4
- Poco X4 GT
- ZTE Axon 30S
- Axon 40 Pro
- Xiaomi Civi 2
- OnePlus Ace and Ace Pro
- Vivo V25 Pro
- Nothing Phone (1)
- Oppo Reno8 5G and Reno8 Pro 5G
Previously, Wi-Fi 6 was considered an early adopter product that was available only on smartphones lying on the expensive end of the spectrum. But, things have changed now. Today, the Wi-Fi 6 feature is available on a broad range of devices, including the mid-rangers as well as attainable options. Undoubtedly, future purchases would be made with an eye toward the gradual shift to WiFi 6. You can definitely shift to the latest wireless standard and start experiencing a world of faster data speeds and better performance.
As of 2023, Wi-Fi 6E is being widely adopted in the latest flagship devices. This includes smartphones like the iPhone 15 series, laptops like MacBooks, and tablets like iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series. Wi-Fi 6E offers a wider spectrum for more devices to connect as well as take advantage of faster transfer speeds with low latency.
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