Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro launch event today: expected price, specifications, and more

Redmi K40 Pro with the Snapdragon 888 chipset is expected to launch with an aggressive price tag.

Highlights
  • Redmi K40 series is set to launch in China today
  • Both phones are expected to come with a 120Hz OLED display, quad cameras, and up to 12GB of RAM
  • Redmi K40 Pro will ship with the Snapdragon 888 chipset

Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro are all set to launch in China today i.e Wednesday, February 25th at 19:30 local time (5:00 PM IST). Redmi K-series of smartphones have always aimed to make high-end hardware available to the masses at affordable prices and we expect the same from the Redmi K40 phones. Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro specifications have been leaked and teased in recent days, so we have some idea of what to expect. Since the launch is in China, there is no reliable way to watch it live the launch event online on conventional platforms such as YouTube.

Also read: Redmi K40 specifications leaked via Geekbench ahead of February 25th launch

Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro specifications (expected)

The Redmi K40 series is confirmed to feature a 6.8-inch OLED  screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro will come with the smallest-ever hole-punch camera ever seen on a smartphone if Redmi CEO Lei Jun is to be believed. Previous leaks have told us that the vanilla Redmi K40 will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset and the Redmi K40 Pro will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC.

Redmi K40 120Hz

The vanilla Redmi K40 may come with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, while the Redmi K40 Pro could offer up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The Pro may also pack a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging support, while the Redmi K40 is tipped to offer a smaller 4,500mAh unit. Both phones are likely to run on Android 11 based on MIUI 12 or MIUI 12.5 on top. 

The only Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 specs that are shrouded by mystery are its camera configurations. While we know that both models will come with four rear camera modules, little is known about their exact specifications. We can reasonably assume that the Redmi K40 Pro will feature a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL sensor, but it’s hard to tell what Xiaomi has in store for us with the Redmi K40. Connectivity features on both phones will include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. 

Redmi K40 price (expected)

Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro prices will be announced later today. The vanilla model is expected to cost CNY 2,199 (approx Rs 25,000) in China for what appears to be the base variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Similarly, the Redmi K40 Pro will start at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 34,000), as per rumours. 

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