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Redmi K40 Teased to Launch Next Month

- Updated: 12th Jan 2021, 14:53 IST

Redmi has announced Redmi K40 as their next launch in China. The series will come with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It is succeeding the Redmi K30 series which launched last year. However, there is not much out on the specs of the phone yet.

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Tipster Mukul Sharma spotted an official-looking teaser image on Weibo announcing the imminent launch of the Redmi K40 series. It will release in February, as per the teaser, and it will be a “cost-effective” device. Its’ ts price will start from CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 34,000). This is likely to be the base variant in the Redmi K40 series. Whereas, the more premium options with better RAM and storage can be expected to launch alongside.

According to the image, the Redmi K40 will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset. The smartphone will pack a battery that is “more than 4,000mAh.” In addition, it will feature the “most expensive straight screen”, which seems to suggest a display similar to the Mi 11. However, with a flat-screen instead of curved sides. To recall, the Mi 11 was launched with a 2K 120Hz AMOLED display. 

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There’ nothing else about the phone in Weibing’s latest post, but the company should tease more details soon. On the other hand, past leaks suggest a Pro model in the series. It can ditch the pop-up selfie camera design in favor of the hole-punch display.

The Redmi K40 model may also feature a hole-punch display design and a quad-camera setup at the back. It is likely to support a USB Type-C port alongside a 3.5mm headphone jack.