Since Redmi became an independent brand, it has been releasing its own flagship smartphone. The first model is Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro), followed by Redmi K30 Pro, which is sold as POCO F2 Pro in the global market.
Now, a few days after the launch of the world’s first smartphone Xiaomi Mi 11 equipped with Snapdragon 888, Redmi has also confirmed the arrival of the Redmi K40 series with the same Qualcomm chip.
Information about the release of the Redmi K40 series comes directly from Lu Weibing, the general manager of Redmi. He shared an article on Weibo that revealed some of the main features of the brand’s upcoming flagship smartphone series. According to him, the Redmi K40 series will be officially released in February.
Since the post and the poster of the trailer are both shown as “series”, we expect at least two devices-Redmi K40 and Redmi K40, but there may be more. Because last year, Redmi released multiple variants of Redmi K30 and zoomed version of Redmi K30 Pro, and used different camera settings.
In other words, although General Motors mentioned Snapdragon 888, the chipset should basically be unique to the Pro version, and he also confirmed that the starting price is 2,999 yen ($463). In other words, Redmi K40 Pro may be the cheapest Snapdragon 888 smartphone like its predecessor.
In addition, the brand’s executives also revealed that the device may have “the most expensive flat panel display” (translated version) and a battery rated above 4,000mAh.
Since expensive panels are usually associated with AMOLED displays, we can expect this type of screen to be equipped with at least Pro series phones. However, all devices in this series may be equipped with 144Hz refresh rate LCD panels, such as Mi 10T (Redmi K30S Ultra) and Mi 10T Pro.
In any case, we hope to learn more about the Redmi K40 series through certification, leaks and notifications before the official launch next month.