The Redmi K40 is set to debut next month as the latest teaser hints at the launch date and key specifications.
In 2019, Xiaomi launched the Redmi K-series consisting of premium mid-range phones with flagships that featured high-end Snapdragon chipsets and competitive specs. The same year, Redmi released the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 5G as its two competitive mid-range phones and followed it with a K30 Pro in March’21 that featured the Snapdragon 865 chipset.
Since October’20, there have been rumors suggesting the arrival of the Redmi K40 series after the Mi 11 series announcement. The latest reports hint that the arrival of the Redmi K40 series could be closer than expected.
Weibo announcement hints at the imminent launch of Redmi K40 series
Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing posted on Weibo, announcing that the Redmi K40 series will launch next month. Moreover, he confirmed that the upcoming series will also feature a cost-effective flagship with a starting price of CNY 2,999 (approx. ₹34,000). It’ll likely be the base variant of Redmi K40 series while there will also be premium options with more RAM and more storage.
The highlight of this series is definitely the chipset as it’ll be powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 SoC. The variant will become Xiaomi’s second or even third (if Mi Pro is launched first) phone to feature the Snapdragon’s latest chipset.
Redmi K40 series expected specifications and features
As mentioned before, Redmi’s K series has a tradition of packing Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset and K40 series keeps that recurring tradition. The K40 series will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC and will employ a “flat display” that is considered to be the most expensive flat screen to date. Moreover, it’ll also come with a high refresh rate, which means the handsets will be a treat to the eyes. The Redmi K30 pro came with a 60Hz panel and the K40 series is expected to pack a 120Hz AMOLED display.
Weibing also seemed to confirm that the K40 Pro is likely to come with a bigger battery than the Redmi K40, which packs a 4,000mAh battery. Leaks in the past have suggested a 33W fast charging support. If the recent smartphones are taken into consideration, then Redmi could be set to feature a 5,000mAh battery on the upcoming devices.
The leaks also suggest that the Redmi K40 Pro could ditch the pop-up selfie cam design for the hole-punch display. Recently, a tipster shared live images of the Redmi K40 that featured a hole-punch design and a quad-camera setup at the rear.