Last week, Redmi confirmed that the Redmi K40 series will be launching in February. The company also shared the key details on the specs and pricing of the K40 lineup. Yesterday, Redmi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas took to Weibo to hint that the company could be launching two Snapdragon 888 powered K40 series phones.
The machine-translation of Thomas’ Weibo post reads that there is more than one Snapdragon 888 version in the K40 series. Last year, Redmi launched multiple K30 series smartphones across different price points. At the beginning of the year 2020, it began with sales of the Redmi K30 5G and in February, it announced the Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition. Both Snapdragon 865 SoC powered phones carried identical specs, but the Zoom edition offered a better photography experience.
The first K40 phone with an SD888 chip onboard could very well be the Redmi K40 Pro smartphone. The second SD888 phone could be the successor to the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition. Apart from the Snapdragon 888 powered models, the company is also expected to launch a vanilla model powered by a new MediaTek chip or the new Snapdragon 7-series sm7350 chip by Qualcomm.
So far, Redmi has revealed that the Redmi K40 series will be carrying a starting price of 2,999 Yuan (~$462). It will be equipped with the most expensive flat display and it will be backed by a battery that is bigger than 4,000mAh. Rumors have that it could be sporting a punch-hole display with a high refresh rate support. The other details of the K40 models are under wraps. Since the lineup is set to launch next month, the company is expected to start revealing some of its key features in the coming days.
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