The Redmi K40 series will officially come next month. Lu Weibing has previously announced that the machine will come with the Snapdragon 888 processor and a starting price of 2,999 yuan ($462).
According to the latest news from a well-known blogger, there is also a special version of the Redmi K40 series equipped with sm8250 (Snapdragon 865), which uses a face-to-face hole-punch screen design and a small front-facing opening diameter.
However, the sm8250 chip should be a special version of the Snapdragon 865. Its performance will be more powerful.
According to previous news, this chip may be named “Snapdragon 870”. It should use exactly the same process and architecture as the Snapdragon 865. But the CPU core is increased to 3.2GHz, and GPU performance will also be significantly improved.
The GeekBench running score of this Snapdragon 870 is 1034 in single-core and 3513 in multi-core tests. These are much higher than that of Snapdragon 865, even close to the contemporary flagship Snapdragon 888.
Qualcomm will launch the Snapdragon 870 as a sub-flagship product. Thus, it will appear on the so-called pseudo-flagship smartphones.
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Snapdragon 870 Parameters
As said, it has exactly the same design as the predecessor Snapdragon 865/865 Plus. But the large CPU core (Kryo 585, Cortex-A77) has changed from 3.1GHz (Snapdragon 865 is 2.84GHz) to 3.2GHz. It surpassed Kirin 9000’s 3.13GHz and became the highest frequency existence under the A77 architecture.
In other aspects, the GPU is still Adreno 650. But the latter should have a higher frequency.
Previously, the performance of the CPU and GPU of the Snapdragon 865 Plus was increased by 10% compared with that of the Snapdragon 865. After the launch of the Snapdragon 870, at least from the outflow of the Geekbench 5 benchmark test results, the Snapdragon 870’s single-core and multi-core scores are comparable to the Kirin 9000. They are also closer to the Snapdragon 888.
Redmi K40 Price And Other Features
Equipped with the Snapdragon 870, the Redmi K40 will also bring surprises in terms of price. Lu Wei Bing has announced that the current series of Snapdragon 888 version is priced at 2,999 yuan. So the Snapdragon 870 variant will cost less.
Moreover, the Redmi K40 is not only equipped with a powerful processor, but will also provide users with a better experience in other aspects. Say, it will come with a 120Hz OLED display, using the same Samsung E4 luminescent material of the Xiaomi Mi 11. The company claims it may be the most expensive face-to-face screen in the industry.
Lu Weibing said that the high-end K series has always been a killer product that makes opponents fearful. ‘This time, we will continue to subvert the high-end flagship market once again with top configuration and attractive prices that cannot be rejected.’