Xiaomi debuts Redmi K40 series with 5G and smaller punch-hole displays

More 5G smartphones coming in!

by: - Last updated on: February 25th, 2021

Key Takeaways

  • Xiaomi has announced the much-anticipated Redmi K40 series in China. The series includes three smartphones, namely: Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, and Redmi K40 Pro+.
  • The smartphones are touted to feature a relatively smaller punched-hole cutout than the smartphones currently available in the market.
  • Both the Redmi K40 Pro and the Redmi K40 Pro+ come with a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display.

Xiaomi has announced the much-anticipated Redmi K40 series in China. The series includes three smartphones, namely: Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, and Redmi K40 Pro+, with the former two being successors to the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro. One of the biggest highlights of the K40 series is that the smartphones are touted to feature a relatively smaller punch-hole cutout than the smartphones currently out in the market.

Redmi K40 series

Redmi K40

The vanilla Redmi K40 features a 6.67-inch (AMOLED) display with an FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 360Hz touch response rate. It has a 2.76mm punch-hole cutout, touted to be the smallest on a smartphone. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor running under the hood, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. To power the internals, there is a 4520 mah battery with 33W fast charging support. K40 runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box. Other specifications include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

In the camera department, the Redmi K40 sports a triple camera setup, which includes a 48MP primary sensor accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle and a 5MP macro lens. On the front, the device has a 20MP shooter.

Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro+

Moving to the Pro offerings, both the Redmi K40 Pro and the Redmi K40 Pro+ come with a 6.67-inch (AMOLED) display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits of brightness. Under the hood, both smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, with the Adreno 660 GPU responsible for all the graphics processing. Assisting the processor is up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard storage. Both smartphones have the same 4520mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. And, both of them run on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. Talking about other details, the two phones come with 5G, 4G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Redmi K40 Pro+

Talking about the camera, the Redmi K40 Pro comes with a triple camera setup, with a 64MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro. On the other hand, the Redmi K40 Pro+ also has a triple camera setup, but with a 108MP primary sensor as opposed to 64MP on the Redi K40 Pro. Towards the front, both models sport a 32MP selfie shooter.

Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+: Pricing and Availability

The Redmi K40 comes in three variants: 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB, priced at CNY 1999, CNY 2199, and CNY 2699, respectively. Similarly, the Redmi K40 Pro also offers three configurations: 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB, which are priced at CNY 2799, CNY 2999, and CNY 3299, respectively. Finally, there is the Redmi K40 Pro+, which comes in only one variant, priced at CNY 3699.

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