Redmi will officially release the new Redmi K40 series on February 25th. Lu Weibing announced last month that the machine will use the Snapdragon 888 processor and its starting price will be 2999 yuan ($464). According to reports, this price will be for a high-end version and there will be three models. Today, @DigitalChatStation reiterated that the Redmi K40 series will have three models and the top version will use a 108MP main camera. This will be Redmi’s first smartphone with a 108MP camera.
Furthermore, @DigitalChatStation claims that all the models in the Redmi K40 series will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series chips. However, he did not reveal the specific chip that each model will use. Obviously, the high-end version will use the Snapdragon 888 SoC with a 2999 yuan ($464) starting price. If we are to take a guess, we will say the Snapdragon 870 processor will be one of the chips in this series. The price of this version should be less than 2,000 yuan ($310).
In addition, the Redmi K40 series will be equipped with a Samsung E4 material OLED display and will support a 120Hz refresh rate. According to Xiaomi, this “may be the most expensive straight screen in the industry”.
The Redmi K40 will adopt an entirely different design from the previous generation. It will use a center punch-hole and a straight display. According to reports, this smartphone will have the smallest punch-hole in the industry, it will be only 2.8mm.
On the rear, it will continue to use the huge matrix quad-rear camera module similar to the Redmi K30S. The four cameras are arranged in a diamond shape, and the flash is on the right side of the camera module.
Redmi K40 may not have a charger in the box
Recently, we saw the packaging box of the Redmi K40 and the image is from Lu Weibing. According to his Weibo post, there are two versions – one is thick and the other is thin. Looking at the images, the thick box probably has a charger in it while the thin box does not.
Lu Weibing said, “Thick or thin? This is a difficult choice. Ask everyone for your opinion…We know that Xiaomi Mi 11 has launched two packaging versions, one is to send the charger (gallium nitride charger), the other is not, and the price of the two is the same, so I guess Redmi K40 may also adopt this solution”.
It appears that Redmi is seeking the opinion of buyers. There is also the possibility that Redmi will adopt both versions for different markets. As of now, we can not absolutely tell if the Redmi K40 will not come with a charger.
From the speculations so far, the Redmi K40 will come with the Snapdragon 888 SoC. The official starting price of this smartphone is 2,999 yuan ($463) and it will also come with a 4000 mAh battery. There is no information on the fast charging capacity for now. According to reports, the Redmi K40 screen will be an OLED display made of Samsung E4 luminescent materials, which supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz. This phone will also use LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory.