What are the best devices for Wi-Fi 6?
By: Shell Energy
02 Oct 2023
Since launching in 2019, Wi-Fi 6 has steadily become the new standard for home Wi-Fi networks. An improvement on the previous generation, Wi-Fi 6 offers next-gen speeds, stronger connectivity, and better reliability in busy households.
While Wi-Fi 6 is backwards compatible with Wi-Fi 5 devices and older, peak performance comes from devices built specifically for Wi-Fi 6. But how do you know which devices are native to Wi-Fi 6? Here, we’ve put together a list of some of the phones, laptops and tablets that are currently Wi-Fi 6 compatible.
While this list includes some of the Wi-Fi 6 compatible devices that are currently available, they’re not recommendations. As the technology is constantly evolving, and the specifications of each model change, it’s worth doing your own research to find out what’s best for you.
Wi-Fi 6 compatible phones
Unsurprisingly, smartphones were one of the first devices to natively support Wi-Fi 6. Popular brands such as Apple, Samsung, Google and Huawei currently include it as standard in the following models:
- Huawei P40 and most later models
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max and most later models
Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, S20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2 and most later models
Google Pixel 6 and most later models
OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and most newer models
Wi-Fi 6 compatible laptops
If you’re looking for a more powerful laptop with built-in Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, household names such as Apple, Asus, Dell and HP currently include it in the following models:
- Apple M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro and most newer models.
Asus Chromebook Flip c436
Dell XPS 13 (2020) and most newer models
HP Spectre x360 (2020) and most newer models
Wi-Fi 6 compatible tablets
When it comes to tablets, brands such as Apple, Asus, Microsoft, Amazon and Samsung include Wi-Fi 6 as standard in the following models:
- Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) and most newer models
Microsoft Surface Pro X
Amazon Fire Max 11
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and most newer models
Wi-Fi 6 compatible routers
If you’re looking for a fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6 router that’s compatible with Wi-Fi 6, look no further than our Wi-Fi 6 hub. It gives you the supercharged boost you’ve been waiting for, and it’s included with all our Superfast Fibre and Full Fibre Broadband plans.
For the most up-to-date information, check the specifications of specific devices or visit the manufacturer's website to confirm Wi-Fi 6 compatibility.
To learn more about the next generation of Wi-Fi and its improvements, check out our blog post on Wi-Fi 6.