Xiaomi: Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10T series confirmed to get 5G SA update in India


Xiaomi announced its partnership with Airtel for its “5G Plus” network on select 5G-enabled Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones. The company has officially announced that it will release a software update, enabling 5G standalone (SA) network access functionality. It is to be noted that the telecom giant offers a non-standalone mode or NSA of 5G.
Airtel is the first telco that launched 5G in India and it is currently offering its services in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Siliguri, Nagpur and Varanasi.
The company took to Twitter to announce the availability of 5G connectivity on select Xiaomi smartphones.
“We are aligning all our key products with this update to ensure complete satisfaction to our customers and our fans, delivering a seamless connected 5G experience. While Mi 11X and 11X Pro and Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G just got this functionality via an OTA recently, Mi 10, Mi 10i, Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro will receive an update soon. We are looking forward to enhancing our customer’s 5G experience with the deployment of this update which is set to occur soon,” said Xiaomi.
Xiaomi did not reveal the launch timeline for the roll-out of the update. However, the company mentions that it will release more details on its social media handles as they inch closer to the release of the update.
How to switch from 4G to 5G on your Xiaomi or Redmi phone
  • To switch to 5G, you must have a Redmi or Xiaomi smartphone that supports 5G
  • Navigate to Settings > SIM Cards & Mobile Networks.
  • If you have an Airtel SIM, you can go to the ‘SIM card settings’ page and search for the ‘Mobile Network’ section and choose the ‘Preferred Network Type’ option. If you have multiple SIM cards, you can choose the Airtel SIM you want to switch to 5G.
  • In the ‘Preferred Network Type’, choose 5G and you’re good to go. Note that if your device only shows LTE/3G/2G, it doesn’t support 5G.


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