Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, is currently working on multiple smartphones. Some of its upcoming devices already got major certifications. However, one series that many is looking forward to is the Redmi K30 series successor. The Redmi brand is a mid-range and entry-level brand. However, the Redmi K30 series seems to offer a bit more than a mid-range performance. Now, there are speculations that the successor of the Redmi K30 series, Redmi K40 may be on its way.
Accodinging to a recent report, a new Xiaomi smartphone with model number M2006J10C received 3C certification. This smartphone supports 33W fast charge (11V/3A). Furthermore, it comes with the same charger as Redmi K30 Pro. This sparks speculations that this smartphone could be the Redmi K40. However, there is no official confirmation or clue to this claim.
The Redmi K30 4G version comes with a 27W fast charge. The 5G version uses a 30W fast charge. Thus, this 33W fast charge should be a higher model. If this smartphone belongs to the Redmi K series, it is most likely be Redmi K40.
Redmi K40 to use a Dimensity 1000+ SoC?
According to speculations, this smartphone will come with a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. This is MediaTek’s flagship 5G SoC which hit the road some months ago.
The MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ adopts Cortex A77 architecture. This is the world’s first integrated 5G flagship SoC using Cortex A77. According to the official introduction, the Dimensity 1000+ SoC uses the world’s leading 5G technology and supports SA and NSA dual-mode 5G networking. The company claims that this is the only chip in the industry that supports 5G+5G dual card dual standby. It also supports 5G dual-carrier aggregation technology. This brings users a more rapid and stable network speed experience.
Back to the alleged Redmi K40, in addition to the Dimensity 1000+ SoC, this smartphone may also use a high refresh rate display. The previous generation Redmi K30 uses a 120Hz LCD screen. If this smartphone is the Redmi K40, it may use a 144Hz LCD high refresh rate screen. However, this is only a speculation and there is nothing concrete.
At present, MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ has been mass-produced and commercialized. The first smartphone to use this chip is the iQOO Z1. At the Chinese 618 sales, this device hit the shelves for 1998 yuan ($282). The less than $300 price tag seems very right for the Redmi K40 series which should sell for around 2000 yuan. This device is worth looking forward to.