As scheduled, the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro smartphones were made available for purchase for the first time at 00:00 AM (local time) today in China. Soon after these Redmi devices went on sale, the company confirmed that it sold 300,000 units of the Redmi K40 series.
The Snapdragon 888 powered Redmi K40 Pro is priced at 2,799 Yuan (~$432) for 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 2,999 Yuan (~$463) for 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, and 3,299 Yuan (~$510) for 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. On the other side, the Redmi K40 that features the Snapdragon 870 SoC costs 1,999 Yuan (~$310) for 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 2,199 Yuan (~$340) for 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 2,499 Yuan (~$386) for 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage, and 2,699 Yuan (~$417) for 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage.
The Redmi K40 duo went out of sale just a few minutes their first sale began at 00:00 AM today in China. The next sale will be conducted on March 8. During the launch event of the Redmi K40 series, the company claimed that it will sell the 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage variant of the K40 for 2,499 Yuan until it goes out of stock.
Regarding the Redmi K40 series, Xiaomi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas said, “We are working hard to stock up, and students who are not in a hurry to change their phones are advised to wait a few days. It is expected that they will be easier to buy in the middle of the month
The executive further said in the comments section of the Weibo post, “We chose the former between the possibility of a shortage of the ultimate price-performance ratio and the increase in the price (machine translation).” One of the Weibo users asked him from when the 12GB+256GB will be available with its original pricing of 2,699 Yuan. He responded by saying that it could be available at the same price even in the coming month. This indicates that the company has already prepared enough stocks of the Redmi K40 to encounter the high demand.
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