Ever since Redmi became an independent brand, it has been releasing a flagship smartphone of its own. The first model was Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9T Pro), followed by Redmi K30 Pro, which is sold as POCO F2 Pro in global markets. Now, just a few days after the launch of Xiaomi Mi 11, the world’s first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 888, Redmi also confirms the arrival of the Redmi K40 series powered by the same Qualcomm chip.
The information regarding the launch of the Redmi K40 series comes directly from Redmi’s General Manager, Lu Weibing. He shared a post on Weibo revealing some key features of the brand’s upcoming flagship smartphone series.
According to him, the Redmi K40 series will be officially announced in February. Since the post as well teaser poster read ‘series’, we expect at least two devices – Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 but there could be more. Because last year, Redmi released multiple variants of Redmi K30 and a Zoom Edition of Redmi K30 Pro with a different camera setup.
That said, although the GM mentions Snapdragon 888, this chipset should be mostly exclusive to the Pro version, which he also confirms to start from ¥2,999 ($463). In other words, the Redmi K40 Pro could be the cheapest Snapdragon 888 smartphone for a while just like its predecessor.
Further, the brand’s executive also reveals the device to probably sport the “most expensive flat display” (translated”) and a battery rated above 4,000mAh. Since expensive panels are usually associated with AMOLEDLCD panels since the pricing is aggressive than last year.
Anyway, we expect to learn more about the Redmi K40 series via certifications, leaks, and teasers ahead of the official launch next month.
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