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Redmi K40 Series Launched: Price, Specification & Release Date

The Xiaomi ancillary, Redmi, has finally revealed its big-time flagship smartphone- the K40 series yesterday in their China-exclusive launch event. After an everlasting period of time, an eternity later (I must say), the cat is finally out of the bag. And it’s a big cat. The series includes three chapters: The vanilla K40, the premium K40 Pro, and the more premium K40 Pro+ smartphones.

Overview

The entire K40 series trademarks the Samsung E4 AMOLED display, escorted by a feather smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Each of these phones boasts a 4,520mAh battery, a 33W fast charging, Dolby Stereo Speakers, UFS 3.1 storage, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor in each.

The main elements that wrangle each phone from the other are the processor and camera features. While both the pro variants wear the bleeding edge Snapdragon 888 processor, the Redmi K40 adapts to a Snapdragon 870 chipset. Similarly, all the phones come equipped with the same auxiliary cameras, viz. an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5MP telemacro lens. But, K40 Pro+ crowns the tag with its 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor, while K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ feature 64MP and 48MP Sony IMX sensors in them.

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Redmi K40 Pro/Pro+ Specifications:

Design & Display

Dimensions: (163.7H x 76.4W x 7.8D) mm; 169 gm
Build: Not Available
Display: 6.57 inches; HDR10+ E4 AMOLED Display (SAMSUNG)
Resolution: FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels); 395ppi Display Density; 1300nits
Refresh Rate: 120Hz Refresh rate; 360Hz Touch Sampling Rate
Material: Corning ®️ 5th Generation Gorilla ®️ Glass, IP53 Rated

CPU & Performance

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5nm, 5G)
Processor: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU:  Adreno 660
AI: 6th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine
Cooling Technology: LiquidCool Technology
RAM: 12GB LPDDR5 (6400Mbps) | K40 Pro+
6GB/8GB LPDDR5 (5500Mbps) | K40 Pro
ROM: 128GB/256GB storage, UFS 3.1 | non-expandable

Cameras

Rear Camera Setup: Triple Camera Elliptical layout; left alignment

·       Primary 108MP HM2 (wide, f/1.8) | K40 Pro+

·       Primary Sony IMX682 64MP (wide, f/1.9) | K40 Pro

·       Secondary 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4)

·       Tertiary 5MP (macro, f/2.4, 50mm)

Front Camera Setup: Centre font-camera layout; pinhole cut-out

·       Primary 20MP (wide, 1/3.4″, 0.8µm)

Battery & Charging

Capacity: 4,520mAh
Charging: 33W Fast-Charging, USB Type-C, PD 3.0 (100% in 52min)

Sensors, Speakers & Other Features

Security: Side-mounted Capacitive Fingerprint Scanner
Audio: Dual stereo speakers; Dolby Atmos | Audio Zoom on Cameras
Operating System: MIUI 12 based on Android 11
Ports: One USB-C®, Dual Nano-Sim Card Slot
Sensors: Ultrasonic distance sensor, Ambient light sensor, Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, X-axis linear motor, Infrared, Colour temperature sensor, Pneumometer
Connectivity: WiFi 6 (WIFI 6E for Pro+), Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
Colors: Glossy Black, Icy White, and Dreamland

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Price & Availability

The Redmi K40 series is available for preorder through Xiaomi’s official website. The Redmi K40 and K40 Pro will be available for purchase from March 4, and the K40 Pro+ will be available by the end of March.

The phones are still not globally announced yet. They are available only in Mainland China at the moment.

Redmi K40 Pro Price Price in India (~)
Redmi K40 Pro (6GB + 128GB) CNY 2,799 Rs. 31,558
Redmi K40 Pro (8GB + 128GB) CNY 2,999 Rs. 33, 813
Redmi K40 Pro (8GB + 256GB) CNY 3,299 Rs. 37,166
Redmi K40 Pro+  
Redmi K40 Pro + (8GB + 256GB) CNY 3,69 Rs. 41,707




Redmi K40 Pro+ Summary

  • Display: 57 inches; HDR10+ E4 AMOLED Display (SAMSUNG)
  • Chipset:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5nm, 5G)
  • CPU:Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU:Adreno 660
  • Cooling Technology: LiquidCool Technology
  • RAM:12GB RAM with 256GB storage, non-expandable
  • OS:MIUI 12 based on Android 11
  • Rear Camera:Primary 108MP HM2 (wide, f/1.8), Secondary 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4), Tertiary 5MP (macro, f/2.4, 50mm)
  • Front Camera:Primary 20MP (wide, 1/3.4″, 0.8µm)
  • Battery:4,520mAh, 33W Fast-Charging (100% in 52min)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Ultrasonic distance sensor, Ambient light sensor, Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, X-axis linear motor, Infrared, Colour temperature sensor
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
  • Colors: Glossy Black, Icy White, and Dreamland

Redmi K40 Pro Summary

  • Display: 57 inches; HDR10+ E4 AMOLED Display (SAMSUNG)
  • Chipset:Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 (5nm, 5G)
  • CPU:Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 || 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 || 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU:Adreno 660
  • Cooling Technology: LiquidCool Technology
  • RAM:12GB RAM with 256GB storage, non-expandable
  • OS:MIUI 12 based on Android 11
  • Rear Camera:Primary 64MP (wide, f/1.9), Secondary 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.4), Tertiary 5MP (macro, f/2.4, 50mm)
  • Front Camera:Primary 20MP (wide, 1/3.4″, 0.8µm)
  • Battery:4,520mAh, 33W Fast-Charging (100% in 52min)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Ultrasonic distance sensor, Ambient light sensor, Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, X-axis linear motor, Infrared, Colour temperature sensor
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth® 5.2, 5G, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC
  • Colors: Glossy Black, Icy White, and Dreamland

 

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