- Xiaomi launches its first gaming smartphone.
- Redmi K40 Gaming Edition with Dimensity 1200 SoC launched.
- New smartphone comes with magnetic triggers.
Xiaomi has launched a special Gaming Edition of its recently launched Redmi K40 smartphone in China. This is company's first gaming smartphone in the country and comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ flexible AMOLED screen with 120Hz high refresh rate, 480Hz simultaneous three-fingerprint simultaneous touch sampling rate, and 6nm Dimensity 1200 SoC with multi-stacked graphite layers combined with super-large vapor chambers.
To recall, the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro were launched earlier this year with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. Both these smartphones were re-branded for the Indian market as Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro, respectively. The new Gaming Edition of the Redmi K40 also has a magnetic dual-trigger design, allowing users to play games using four fingers, instead of only two.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition price
The smartphone has been launched in multiple variants. Redmi K40 Gaming Edition price is set at 1,999 yuan (around Rs 22,995) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, 2,199 yuan for 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, 2,399 yuan for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant, 2,699 yuan for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant and 2,799 yuan for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage variant Bruce Lee Special Edition.
The last comes with a different rear panel and also a special retail box. There is no word on the India availability of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition.
Redmi K40 features and specifications
As mentioned before, the smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display with120Hz refresh rate. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 1200 SoC. The phone features a side mounted fingerprint scanner.
The camera system includes a 64-megapixel primary rear camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a 2-megapixel telemacro camera. On the front, you get a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone has an X-axis Linear Motor and packs a 5,065mAh large battery with 67W fast charging that can charge the phone up to 100% in just 42 minutes.
The phone has Dolby Atmos and is approved by the JBL synthesis certification system. It features RGB lighting and gaming details and also adopts a low-key and restrained overall appearance.