After months of rumours and wait, Redmi’s first gaming smartphone is here, and it’s called the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition (Gaming Enhanced Edition). Redmi’s first gaming smartphone checks all the boxes required for a gaming smartphone; from a 120Hz display to physical triggers, it gets everything.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition sports a 6.67-inch 2400×1080 pixel Samsung E4 AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz. It comes with support for 10-bit colours, HDR10+, and DCI-P3 colour gamut.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is the first smartphone to come with Mediatek’s Dimensity 1200 SoC for those who don’t know. The Dimensity 1200 SoC features 1xCortex-A78 ultra-core processor clocked at 3.0GHz, 3xCortex-A78 super cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and 4xCortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked at 2GHz. The Dimensity 1200 inside is coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It runs Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11.
The K40 Gaming Edition boasts a 5,065mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging, and the 67W fast charger is included in the box. Xiaomi claims that you can fully charge the battery in around 36 minutes.
The smartphone comes with JBL tuned dual stereo speakers and three microphones to enhance the gaming experience. It also carries IP53 water and dust resistivity certification.
Like every other gaming smartphone, Redmi K40 Gaming Edition also comes with physical triggers. It comes with a slider that reveals the trigger buttons that otherwise are flushed with the chassis.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition comes with a triple camera module at the back consisting of a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree FOV, and a 2MP macro lens. Interestingly, there’s RGB lighting around the camera module which gives it a subtle gamer aesthetic, and it also doubles up as a dual-LED flash during low-light shots. It also has a LED flash shaped like ‘FLASH.’ There’s 16MP selfie snapper on the front.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition – Pricing and Availability
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will be available in three colours: Silver Wing, Light Blade, and Dark Shadow. It will be available for purchase starting April 30 at a starting price of CNY 1,999.
- 6GB+128GB – CNY1,999 (Rs. 22,999)
- 8GB+128GB – CNY 2,199 (Rs. 25,300)
- 8GB+256GB – CNY 2,399 (Rs. 27,601)
- 12GB+256GB – CNY 2,699 (Rs. 31,052)
Redmi also unveiled an exclusive Bruce Lee special edition with a yellow rear panel and yellow accessories. The Bruce Lee special edition will be available in the maxed-out configuration with 12GB of RAM and 5126GB of internal memory.
According to some rumours, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is expected to debut under Poco branding in India. Several rumours suggest that it could be the Poco F3 for the Indian market.