- The Redmi K40 series has launched in China as of now.
- The company hasn't talked about any plans to bring these devices to other markets, including India.
- The Redmi K40 series comes with some top-spec features.
The first Redmi K series device, the Redmi K20, turned out to be a runout success for the brand when it launched back in 2019. It came with a premium design, a good display, an impressive set of cameras and a powerful chipset. Also, the lineup was affordably in order to be made accessible to consumers on a tight budget.
These new Redmi offerings from the brand are the best we've seen from the brand so far in terms of specs. These devices are sought to deliver on all fronts, be it gaming, photography, consuming content or just day to day tasks.
We have already seen the previous K series iterations delivering great performance, and the same can be expected from the fresh K40 lineup too.
The K40 lineup is starkly different in terms of design from the previous K30 series. However, the design is nothing new as these devices look almost identical to Xiaomi's flagship Mi 11 lineup.
Interestingly these devices ship with Samsung's E4 luminous display tech, which first came with Xiaomi's Mi 11. This display saves a lot of battery and is brighter and has better contrast levels than other OLED displays. In addition to the display on the K40 comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, HRD10+, MEMC and DCI-P3 colour gamut support. Not to miss, these devices come with stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-res audio certification.
There's a lot more on this new K40 lineup. So, for your convenience, we have listed all the specifications down below.
Redmi K40, K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ specs
Display: The Redmi K40, K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ feature a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution (1800x2400 pixels). Additionally, these devices come with a 120Hz refresh rate, HRD10+, MEMC and DCI-P3 colour gamut support.
Processor: All three models in the lineup feature a Snapdragon 800 series chipset. While the K40 Pro and the K40 Pro+ from the lineup ship with the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC, the standard K40 gets a Snapdragon 870 chipset. All of which are 5G and Wi-Fi 6 capable chipsets
RAM and Storage: These devices come with 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The K40 ships in four variants RAM and storage variants - 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB whereas the K40 Pro gets 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB RAM storage variants. Finally, the top variant i.e the K40 Pro+ comes in a single variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB with non-expandable storage.
Rear Cameras: The standard K40 gets a 48-megapixel sensor, the K40 Pro a 64-megapixel sensor and the K40 Pro+ a 108-megapixel sensor. The other two sensors include an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 5-megapixel macro sensor which are the same for all three devices.
Front Camera: All three devices in the lineup get a 20-megapixel selfie shooter on the front.
Battery: These smartphones ship with a 4520mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
Operating System: Finally, these devices will be running Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top.
Redmi K40 Series: Price
Redmi brand in the past also has priced its K series aggressively, and the same can be seen with pricing even this year. The Redmi K40 lineup is made available in China for a starting price of CNY 1999 (roughly Rs 23,000) and scales up to CNY3,699 (roughly Rs 42,000) for the top model, the K40 Pro+. The detailed pricing of all the models is listed below.
6GB/128GB: CNY 1999 (roughly Rs 23,000)
8GB/128GB: CNY 2199 (roughly Rs 25,000)
8GB/256GB: CNY 2499 (roughly Rs 29,000)
12GB/256GB: CNY 2699 (roughly Rs 31,000)
Redmi K40 Pro:
6GB/128GB: CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs 32,000)
8GB/128GB: CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs 34,000)
8GB+256GB: CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 38,000)
Redmi K40 Pro+: 12GB/256GB: CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs 42,000)
Currently, there's no information on the global launch of these devices. However, some reports suggest that these devices might ship under the POCO moniker in some countries. As for China availability, these devices will go on sale via Xiaomi's website and most major e-commerce portals in the country.