Redmi K40 series launch: at least two Snapdragon 888-powered models confirmed to be in the works

The Redmi K40 Pro will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset.

Highlights
  • Redmi K40 series is slated to launch in China in February
  • There will be two Snapdragon 888-powered phones in the lineup, suggests Redmi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas
  • The smartphones could be Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro Zoom Edition

The Redmi K40 series launch is scheduled for next month in China. Ahead of the launch event, Redmi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas has suggested that there will be at least two models with Snapdragon 888 SoC in the upcoming Redmi K40 series lineup. The smartphones could be Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro Zoom Edition, which may succeed last year’s Redmi K30 Pro and its Zoom Edition sibling. Both K30 models rock identical specs, including Snapdragon 865, but the Zoom edition offered a better photography experience. Redmi K40 series specifications are rumoured to include 5G support, 2K AMOLED display, 4,000mAh+ battery, and more.

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Redmi K40 series

Wang Teng Thomas took to Chinese microblogging platform Weibo to reveal ‘there is more than one Snapdragon 888 version in the K40 series.’ He didn’t reveal the names of the phones. The K40 series, as you may know, will reportedly include a regular Redmi K40 smartphone and a ‘Pro’ edition. While the Redmi K40 Pro is rumoured to feature Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC, the Redmi K40 is said to rock MediaTek Dimensity 1200 flagship chipset. Therefore, the other Redmi Snapdragon 888 SoC phone could be K40 Pro Zoom edition.

Redmi K40 series specifications 

Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing has already confirmed key Redmi K40 series specifications and price. The smartphones will rock 2K 120Hz AMOLED display, much like Mi 11, more than 4,000mAh battery, Snapdragon 888 SoC, 5G support, and minimum of 6GB RAM. The Redmi K40 series price is confirmed to start at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 34,000). The Redmi K40 is rumoured to come with pop-up selfie mechanism, whereas the K40 Pro may flaunt a punch-hole design.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi K40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | 6 GBProcessor
6.67 inches Display
48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MPRear camera
20 MPSelfie camera
4520 mAh Battery
Xiaomi Redmi K40 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 22,490
Release Date: 23-Aug-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone