The Redmi K40 series has been finally launched in China after weeks of teasers and posters on the Weibo platform. The Redmi K40 series was launched in China on February 25. For now, the series consists of three devices — Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro Plus.
If last years Redmi K30 series anything to go by, we can expect few more devices in the Redmi K40 lineup as we move ahead in 2021. For now, the Redmi K40 series phones are the cheapest smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 870 processors.
As always it has been with the Redmi smartphone, the Redmi K40 is also priced aggressively and undercuts the competition. The availability of these phones is limited to China only for now. The Redmi Note 10 series and the upcoming Poco flagship might be based on the Redmi K40 series, according to the rumours.
All three phones also share the features in common like E4 AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 20MP selfie camera, 4,520mAh battery with 33W fast charging, and less than 8mm thickness. The Redmi K40 series will also be launched in the global markets but with a twist.
Cut to the chase:
What phones? Redmi K40 , K40 Pro, and K40 Pro PlusWhen is it out? February 25How much will it cost? starts at CNY 1999 (~Rs 22,500)
Redmi K40 series Price
ConfigurationRedmi K40Redmi K40 ProRedmi K40 Pro Plus6+128GBCNY 1999 (~Rs 22,500)CNY 2799 (~Rs 31,500) —8+128GBCNY 2199 (~Rs 25,100)CNY 2,999 (~Rs 34,300)—8+256GBCNY 2499 (~Rs 28,500)CNY 3,299 (~Rs 37,700)—12+256GBCNY 2699 (~Rs 31,000)—CNY 3699 (~Rs 42,000)
Redmi K40 specs
The Redmi K40 is the successor to the vanilla Redmi K30 from last year which was also launched as Poco X2 in India. The surprising thing comes in terms of similar price tag even with some substantial upgraders internally and externally. The Redmi K40 is powered by 5G powered Snapdragon 870 processor with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The Redmi K40 has a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz response rate. It has a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, supports HDR10+ and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device packs in a 4,520mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging, claimed to take 52 minutes for a full charge via the Type-C port.
You are looking at a triple camera setup with a 48MP (Sony IMX582) main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP macro shooter with a 50mm focal length. Selfies are handled by a 20MP punch-hole camera. Other features include dual stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Hi-Res audio and NFC. The phone is just 7.8mm thick and 196g in weight.
Processor: Snapdragon 870Display: 6.67″ FHD+ E4 AMOLED, 120HzRAM: 6/8/12GB LPDDR5Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1Rear camera: 48+8+5MPFront camera: 20MPBattery: 4,520mAh, 33W, Type-CConnectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Thickness: 7.8mmWeight: 196 grams
The Redmi K40 is priced at CNY 1,999 (~Rs 22,500) for the base variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, CNY 2,199 for 8GB + 128GB, CNY 2,499 for 8GB + 256GB and CNY 2,699 for 12GB + 256GB.
Redmi K40 Pro specs
The Redmi K40 Pro also packs in the same 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front as well as on the back. It is powered by the latest 5G flagship processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The device packs in a 4,520mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. On to the camera department, there is a 64MP (Sony IMX 686) main sensor followed by an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP macro shooter. Selfies are handled by a 20MP camera. Other features include dual stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Hi-Res audio, NFC, 7.8mm thickness and 196g weight.
Processor: Snapdragon 888Display: 6.67″ FHD+ E4 AMOLED, 120HzRAM: 6/8/12GB LPDDR5Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1Rear camera: 64+8+5MPFront camera: 20MPBattery: 4,520mAh, 33W, Type-CConnectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Thickness: 7.8mmWeight: 196 grams
The Redmi K40 Pro starts at CNY 2,799 (~Rs 31,500) for the base 6GB + 128GB. Others variants are priced at CNY 2,999 (8GB + 128GB) and CNY 3,299 (8GB + 256GB).
Redmi K40 Pro Plus specs
The Redmi K40 Pro Plus comes with a 108MP primary camera (Samsung ISOCELL HM2) instead of the 64MP one on the Redmi 40 Pro while retaining rest of the specs. It is available in a single 12GB + 256GB variant.
Processor: Snapdragon 888Display: 6.67″ FHD+ E4 AMOLED, 120HzRAM: 12GB LPDDR5Storage: 256GB UFS 3.1Rear camera: 108+8+5MPFront camera: 20MPBattery: 4,520mAh, 33W, Type-CConnectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Thickness: 7.8mmWeight: 196 grams
The top of the line Redmi K40 Pro Plus is priced at CNY 3,699 (~Rs 42,000) for the sole 12GB + 256GB variant.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition
The first phone in the series with MediaTek Dimsnsity chipset, the Redmi K40 Gaming phone is powered by Dimensity 1200 processor. The new flagship platform built on a 6nm process with a peak frequency of 3GHz. The device comes with a large 11,540 sqm vapour chamber to keep thermals under check.
The device comes with a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate. Dual stereo speakers with Sound by JBL, Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res certification are also present. Other unique Redmi K40 Gaming phone features include physical shoulder buttons on the right side that collapse when not needed and can be activated with the push of a button.
It also comes with some gaming-centric features like Game Turbo 5.0 that adds quick access to recording clips, game countdown pop-ups and an additional crosshair for shooting games. A 4D vibration motor is also present, but it’s unclear if it will support all games.
In terms of photography, you get a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro shooter. The Redmi K40 Gaming phone runs off a large 5,065mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging, which is claimed to take about 42 minutes for a full charge.
In China, the Redmi K40 Gaming phone starts at CNY 1,999 (~Rs 23,000) for the 6GB + 128GB variant, CNY 2,199 (~Rs 25,500) for the 8GB + 128GB variant, CNY 2,399 (~Rs 28,000) for 8GB + 256GB and CNY 2,699 (~Rs 31,000) for 12GB + 256GB.
Processor: Dimensity 1200 processorDisplay: 6.67″ FHD+ E4 AMOLED, 120HzRAM: 6/812GB LPDDR5Storage: 128/256GB UFS 3.1Rear camera: 64+8+2MPFront camera: 16MPBattery: 5,065mAh , 67W, Type-CConnectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2Thickness: 8.3mmWeight: 205 grams
Redmi K40 series specs
Redmi K40Redmi K40 Pro Redmi K40 Pro PlusRedmi K40 Gaming EditionProcessorSnapdragon 870 Snapdragon 888Snapdragon 888Dimensity 1200Display6.67″ FHD+, 120Hz6.67″ FHD+, 120Hz6.67″ FHD+, 120Hz6.67″ FHD+, 120HzRAM6/8/12GB LPDDR56/8/12GB LPDDR512GB LPDDR56/812GB LPDDR5Storage128/256GB UFS 3.1128/256GB UFS 3.1256GB UFS 3.1128/256GB UFS 3.1Rear camera48+8+5MP64+8+5MP108+8+5MP 64+8+2MPFront camera20MP20MP20MP16MPBattery4,520mAh, 33W4,520mAh, 33W4,520mAh, 33W 5,065mAh , 67WConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2Thickness7.8mm7.8mm7.8mm8.3mmWeight196 grams196 grams196 grams205 gramsPriceCNY 1,999 (~Rs 23,000)CNY 2,799 (~Rs 31,500)CNY 3,699 (~Rs 42,000)CNY 1,999 (~Rs 23,000)
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