Xiaomi seems to be buckling up for the Redmi K40 series of phones. This series has been in multiple rumors recently. These reports only suggest how closet the launch of this series actually is. It might actually be closer than one might think.
In fact, Lu Weibing, Redmi’s General Manager has teased the Redmi K40 series announcement. Additionally, Weibing took to Weibo to tease the launch of the series. Furthermore, he also teased a Redmi device that might featurea a 5nm processor. Weibing’s “Looking forward to a new 5nm processor” comes as a major tease. There is a possibility that the Redmi K40 might come with this chipset. Many YouTubers are also making content on the upcoming device on these grounds.
As per Digital Chat Station, the teased device could actually be the Redmi K40 Pro. Furthermore, they added that the smartphone could be powered by the Snapdragon 875 SoC. Moreover, this chipset will be having 5G support which indicates the device to come with 5G. It does not come as a surprise as most companies are future-proofing their devices with 5G.
The Snapdragon 875 SoC might actually be revealed alongside the Redmi K40 Pro. This means that the device should launch around the first quarter of 2021.
Redmi K40, K40 Pro Expected Specifications
There have been so many bits and pieces of information about these devices that we can draw a small list of expected specifications for these upcoming smartphones.
According to leaks, the Redmi K40 might come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 SoC. Previously, the smartphone was believed to come with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+. However, that chipset might come with the Redmi K30 Ultra instead.
On the other hand, the Redmi K40 Pro might come with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC. The chipset could launch by the end of this year or even next year.
The K40 is expected to feature a 120Hz refresh rate panel. Furthermore, the smartphone might pack a big 4500 mAh battery along with 33W fast charging support. We also know that the smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 775 SoC, as mentioned earlier.
The Redmi K40 does seem like a promising device from the initial look and leaks of it. However, if these phones come with the said processors, they definitely seem to be falling in the mid-range to premium segment of phones. While the Redmi K40 seems to be a mid-ranger, the K40 Pro seems like a premium-end device. We hope to see more details about these devices get revealed in the coming days.
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