Xiaomi teams with Airtel to enable 5G; checkout supported Xiaomi, Redmi phones, steps to connect 5G network


  • Xiaomi and Airtel to enable ‘5G Plus’ on Xiaomi / Redmi phones
  • Customers need to go to network settings to enable 5G on Xiaomi phones
  • 5G is now available on 15 Xiaomi phones in India

Xiaomi has partnered with Bharti Airtel to enable ‘5G Plus’ connectivity on Xiaomi and Redmi phones. As a part of this strategic collaboration, owners of Xiaomi / Redmi phones can experience seamless video calling, lag-free gaming on the cloud, and blazing-fast data uploads and downloads.

In a press release, Xiaomi said that it worked with Airtel to meticulously test seamless 5G connectivity on its devices. The list of Xiaomi and Redmi phones that can connect to 5G has been confirmed by the company.

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Xiaomi / Redmi phones now support Airtel’s 5G network

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Xiaomi has teamed up with Airtel to enable 5G connectivity on its devices

Airtel’s existing 5G SIMs are enabled for 5G. It means Airtel users do not need to purchase a 5G SIM to achieve 5G connectivity. Users only need to simply select the 5G network on their Xiaomi / Redmi phones without paying any extra cost. However, readers should note that Airtel is yet to confirm its 5G tariffs in the country.

Airtel’s 5G networks are now available in eight cities, such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamnagar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Siliguri, and Varanasi. It aims to bring 5G connectivity to more cities by March 2023. The telecom operator plans to offer 5G connectivity across the country by March 2024.

List of Xiaomi phones with 5G connectivity

Here is a list of Xiaomi phones with 5G connectivity:

  • Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
  • Xiaomi 11i
  • Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10

List of Redmi phones with 5G connectivity

Here is a list of Redmi phones that support 5G connectivity:

  • Redmi K50i
  • Redmi 11 Prime 5G
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
  • Redmi Note 11T 5G
  • Redmi Note 10T 5G

How to enable 5G on a Xiaomi handset

Here are the two ways to enable 5G on a Xiaomi device:

Using Settings Menu

  • Go to Settings and then tap on SIMs
  • Select “5G (recommended)” from the Preferred network type menu
  • Select 5G or 5G/4G/3G from the list to connect to a 5G network

Through Dialler Code

  1. Tap the Dialler button, and enter the following code: *#*#*4636*#*#*
  2. Navigate to Phone Information to see a list of different network types
  3. Tap on “NR only” or “NR / LTE” to connect to a 5G network
Anvinraj Valiyathara

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