Redmi K40 Gaming Edition with MediaTek Dimensity 1200, 120Hz refresh rate display launched in China

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition with MediaTek Dimensity 1200, 120Hz refresh rate display launched in China

Xiaomi has added a new smartphone under its Redmi K40 series. The new Redmi K40 Gaming Edition was teased by the company last week, and today it has been officially announced in China. As the name suggests, it is aimed at mobile gamers and offers some unique features, including retractable shoulder buttons, vapor chamber cooling, a 480Hz touch sampling rate, and some accent lighting.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition: Specifications

Specification Redmi K40 Gaming Edition
Dimensions & Weight
  • 161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3mm
  • 205gms
  • 6.67-inch OLED
  • FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR10+
  • 500-nits peak brightness
  • MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • 12GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • 8GB RAM + 256GB storage
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage
Battery & Charging
  • 5065mAh battery
  • 67W fast charging
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Face unlock
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP f/1.7 primary camera
  • Secondary: 8MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2,
  • Tertiary: 2MP macro camera, f/2.4
Front Camera(s)
  • 16MP
  • USB Type-C
  • JBL tuned stereo speakers
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Triple microphones
  • 5G LTE
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Infrared
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6
    QZSS, NavIC
  • Android 11 with MIUI 12.5

The smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display with HDR10+ support, 500-nits peak brightness, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone packs a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor with up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone also comes with vapor chamber technology called ‘LiquidCool‘ with white graphene to keep the temperatures under control while gaming.

redmi K40 Gaming Edition

The handset also features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.65 aperture lens, an eight-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a two-megapixel macro camera. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel camera at the front placed in a centrally positioned hole-punch cutout.

For connectivity, there is 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The battery on the handset is rated at 5,065mAh and supports 67W fast charging. Other notable features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner,  IP53 dust and water resistance,  a triple microphone setup, and speakers tuned by JBL along with support for Dolby Atmos. The smartphone will be available in Black, Silver, and White colors. A special Bruce Lee Special Edition will also be offered.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Bruce Lee version

Pricing and Availability

As for pricing and availability, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is priced at CNY 1,999 ($309 approx) in China for the base variant that comes with 6GB RAM and 129GB storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,199 ($340 approx), and the 8GB + 256GB model is priced at CNY 2,399 ($370 approx). The handset is also offered with 12GB of RAM that is available with either 128GB storage priced at CNY 2,399 ($370 approx), 256GB storage for CNY 2,699 ($416 approx). The Bruce Lee Special Edition will be available with 12GB + 256GB at CNY 2,799 ($432 approx). The smartphone can be pre-ordered in China starting today with the first sale starting from April 30.

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