The Chinese Redmi K40 series may come to India as Mi 11X series

The Chinese Redmi K40 series may come to India as Mi 11X series

Update (03/15/2021 @ 05:02 AM ET): The Redmi K40 Pro+ may launch in India as the Mi 11X Pro. Click here for more information. The article as published on March 4, 2021, is preserved below.

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi K40 series in China late last month, featuring three exciting devices — the Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, and the Redmi K40 Pro+. We expect the devices to make their way to international markets later this year, but Xiaomi hasn’t shared any information regarding that at the moment. Recent leaks suggest that the company may launch the Redmi K40 as the POCO F3 outside of China, however, that may not be the case for the Indian market.

XDA Senior Member and trusted Xiaomi tipster kacskrz recently shared a few images suggesting that the Redmi K40 and the Redmi K40 Pro may be heading to the Indian market as the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro. The images highlight code related to an unreleased Xiaomi device, which is codenamed “aliothin” and has the model number M2012K11AI. The device will allegedly launch with the marketing name Mi 11X.

Xiaomi Mi 11X leak aliothin

For the unaware, the Redmi K40 is codenamed “alioth” and Xiaomi has a history of adding the suffix “in” to the codenames of devices that are launched in the Indian market. This leads us to believe that the Redmi K40 may be launched in India as the Xiaomi Mi 11X.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro leak

The second image shows code with a device named Mi 11X Pro. While the image doesn’t include concrete evidence to suggest that it may be a rebranded Redmi K40 Pro, it might as well be just that if Xiaomi has even a shred of consistency left in its confusing naming scheme.

Xiaomi Mi 11i leak

The third image sheds light on a new device named Mi 11i, which may be a rebranded Redmi K40 Pro+. As you can see, the device shares its codename (“haydn_pro”) with the K40 Pro+. Unlike the Mi 11X, though, the Mi 11i’s codename has the suffix “global,” which leads us to believe that it may launch in international markets. But unlike the K40 and K40 Pro that are getting a POCO rebrand for the international market, this K40 Pro+ is likely sticking to its Xiaomi roots for its global launch.

Currently, we have no information to confirm whether or not there will be an Indian variant of the Mi 11i. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more about these devices.


Update: Mi 11X Pro might be the Chinese Redmi K40 Pro+, not the K40 Pro

XDA Senior Member and trusted Xiaomi tipster kacskrz has now spotted evidence which suggests that the upcoming Mi 11X Pro might be the Chinese Redmi K40 Pro+ and not the K40 Pro. The Redmi K40 Pro, codenamed “haydn,” may not come out of China at all.

As you can see in the attached tweet, the Mi 11X Pro will go by the codename “haydnin pro”. This means that it will be a rebranded Redmi K40 Pro+ (codename “haydn pro”). Xiaomi will also launch the device in other markets outside of China, but it will be called the Mi 11i in those markets. The global variant will go by the codename “haydn pro global.” The strings don’t mention any such variants for the Chinese Redmi K40 Pro, which leads us to believe that the company may not launch the device outside of China.

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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.