Last week, Redmi confirmed that the Redmi K40 series will be launched in February. The company also shared key details about the specifications and prices of the K40 series. Yesterday, Redmi product director Wang Teng Thomas went to Weibo to suggest that the company may launch two K40 series phones with Snapdragon 888 technology.
The machine translation of Thomas Weibo post shows that there is more than one Snapdragon 888 version in the K40 series. Last year, Redmi launched a number of K30 series smartphones with different prices.
At the beginning of 2020, it started selling Redmi K30 5G and announced the Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom versions in February. Both phones with Snapdragon 865 SoC have the same specifications, but the Zoom version
The first K40 mobile phone equipped with the SD888 chip is probably the Redmi K40 Pro smartphone. The second SD888 mobile phone may be the successor to the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom version.
In addition to the Snapdragon 888 model, the company is also expected to launch a vanilla model powered by a new MediaTek chip or Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 7 series sm7350 chip.
So far, Redmi has revealed that the starting price of the Redmi K40 series is 2999 yuan (~$462). It will be equipped with the most expensive flat panel display, backed by a battery larger than 4,000mAh.
There are rumors that it may be a punch-hole display with high refresh rate support. The other details of the K40 model are kept secret. Since the product will be launched next month, the company is expected to start showing some of its main features in the next few days.