Safaricom VoLTE ready phones

Safaricom VoLTE eligible devices

Safaricom has just unveiled VoLTE, a product that’s aimed at the millions who already enjoy the company’s speedy 4G LTE network across the country. The feature will allow users of the network to place HD-quality voice and video calls over the internet, which is something that only JTL’s Faiba 4G has been offering in the country.

Like Faiba 4G’s VoLTE, you need an eligible device in order to enjoy Safaricom VoLTE services. The company has provided a list of these devices, which is as shared below.

  • itel A23s
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Lite
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Y5 Lite
  • Huawei Y5 2019
  • Huawei Y6 Prime 2019
  • Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Lite
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P30 lite
  • Huawei Y6 Prime 2019
  • Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
  • Nokia 1
  • Nokia 1 Plus
  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 4.1
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 9 PureView
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  • Safaricom Neon Lite
  • Safaricom Neon Ray
  • Safaricom Neon Nova
  • Safaricom Neon Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy A2 Core
  • Samsung Galaxy J4
  • Samsung Galaxy J4+
  • Samsung Galaxy J6
  • Samsung Galaxy J6+
  • Samsung Galaxy J8
  • Samsung Galaxy A6+
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 2018
  • Samsung Galaxy A10
  • Samsung Galaxy A20
  • Samsung Galaxy A30
  • Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Samsung Galaxy J4+
  • Samsung Galaxy J6
  • Samsung Galaxy J6+
  • Samsung Galaxy J8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Tecno Camon 11

Of course, we expect that the above list will be updated regularly as more devices gain support for Safaricom VoLTE.

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Update

While the new Samsung Galaxy A smartphones are VoLTE-ready, flagship smartphones current and old that Samsung has been selling locally like the Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+, Note 8, Note 9 and those in the Galaxy S10 family will be receiving software updates soon to enable VoLTE, according to a statement from Samsung Electronics East Africa.

A statement from HMD Global notes, “VoLTE will only function when in 4G/LTE coverage, however it is important to note that the device will automatically switch back to the older 2G and 3G technologies when necessary to enable a seamless experience. A customer on VoLTE can call a customer on a non-VoLTE device, or who is not in 4G/LTE coverage, and vice versa however.”

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