Redmi K40 Series Debuts in China – Starts at CNY 1,999 (~INR 22,520)

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After a series of teasers, Xiaomi has finally unveiled its much-awaited Redmi K40 series in China. The Redmi K40 trio includes a new Pro+ variant instead of the Ultra we’ve seen earlier, along with a vanilla K40 and k40 Pro.

Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+

Redmi K40 Pro and Pro+

The Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ E4 AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch response rate, which is the highest sampling rate one has ever seen. It has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels which can go up to 1300 nits. The display panel also supports DCI-P3 color gamut, MEMC, and has an HDR-10 certification, scoring an A+ on DisplayMate’s benchmarking tests. Moreover, there’s a tiny punch hole cutout at the top housing an 20MP sensor for selfies.

The K40 Pro duo is powered by Snapdragon’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Both of them run MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11 out of the box.

Both the Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ differ a bit from each other in terms of optics. The Redmi K40 Pro includes a primary 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, while the K40 Pro+ comes with the 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor along with the same 8MP ultra-wide camera and 5MP telephoto macro camera.

A 4,520mAh battery backs up the Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ with support for 33W fast charging over the USB C using USB Power Delivery 3.0 and QuickCharge 3.0+ protocols which charge it from 0% to 100% in just 52 minutes.

The Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ will be available in China starting March 4. The K40 Pro will be available in three different storage variants starting at CNY 2,799 (~Rs. 31,499) for the base one with 6GB+128GB storage, while the K40 Pro+ with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage will be retailing for CNY 3,699 (~Rs. 41,600).

  • 6GB+128GB – CNY 2,799 (~Rs. 31,558)
  • 8GB+128GB – CNY 2,999 (~Rs. 33,813)
  • 8GB+256GB – CNY 3,299 (~Rs.37,166)
  • 12GB+256GB (K40 Pro+) – CNY 3,699 (~ INR 41,707)

Redmi K40

Redmi K40

The vanilla Redmi K40 brings in the same Samsung E4 AMOLED panel on board, but some changes are under the hood. Instead of the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC, the K40 is powered by Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 870 coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It runs Android 11 based MIUI 12.5 out of the box. The K40 boasts a 4,520mAh battery with can be charged at 33W over the USB C.

In the optics department, the K40 features a triple camera setup at the rear, including a primary 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor and an 8MP sensor paired with an ultra-wide lens and a 5MP telephoto macro camera. In the front, it has the same 12MP sensor found on the K40 Pros.

The Redmi K40 will be available in four different storage variants starting at CNY 2,000 in three color variants – Dreamland, Icy White, and Glossy Black starting March 4.

  • 6GB+128GB – CNY 1,999 (~INR 22,543)
  • 8GB+128GB – CNY 2,199 (~Rs. 24,798)
  • 8GB+256GB – CNY 2,499 (~Rs. 28,153)
  • 12GB+256GB – CNY 2,699 (~Rs. 30,406)

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