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Stable Xiaomi HyperOS update lands on an affordable flagship phone from 2021

Redmi K40 from 2021 gets stable Xiaomi HyperOS update (Image source: Xiaomi [Edited])
Redmi K40 from 2021 gets stable Xiaomi HyperOS update (Image source: Xiaomi [Edited])
Redmi K40, also sold internationally as the Poco F3, launched as an affordable flagship Android phone in 2021. Given how popular the smartphone got, it's still likely in the hands of many. The good news is that it just got the stable Xiaomi HyperOS update. But there's a catch: it's based on Android 13.

The Redmi K40, which Xiaomi sold internationally as the Poco F3, just got a stable HyperOS update. Before this, the phone was running on MIUI, the old Android skin of the company. But, while the company's other smartphones are getting the update based on Android 14, the update for the 2021 affordable flagship is based on Android 13.

Moreover, the update doesn't bring the latest Android security patch. Instead, the Xiaomi HyperOS update for the 2021 Redmi K40 has the January 2024 security patch. It's still not clear whether the company will push the Android 14-based update with the latest security patch for the smartphone.

Even with these, it seems that the update for the Redmi K40 has all the core features of HyperOS. At least, that's what the changelog is suggesting. Among them is comprehensive refactoring, which aims to maximize hardware capability and enhance performance.

The HyperOS update also brings Xiaomi HyperConnect, a cross-device dynamic networking framework that enables compatible devices to offer a connected experience. There's a good emphasis on the security aspect too. It has hardware-level encrypted data transmission support.

Other highlights of Xiaomi HyperOS include a revamped UI, better notification handling, and a handful of new features. All these are already available in some of the latest releases from Xiaomi (such as the Poco X6 Pro that's available on Amazon), and now the 2021 Redmi K40 has them too. Watch the video attached below if you want to learn more about the company's new Android skin.

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IT Home (machine translated from Chinese)

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Abid Ahsan Shanto, 2024-05- 5 (Update: 2024-05- 5)