Redmi’s general manager, Lu Weibing, has since revealed that the new Redmi K40 will launch next month. According to a recent poster, this device will arrive on February 25th. This smartphone will probably have two versions. One will use the Snapdragon 888 SoC while the other will have the Snapdragon 870 chip. The company has since revealed that the starting price of this device is 2999 yuan ($463). However, this price tag is for the Snapdragon 888 version. The Snapdragon 870 version will be cheaper.
The latest information shows a high-definition render of the upcoming Redmi K40. This image is basically the same as previous renders just with more clarity. 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.
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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.