Back in the last week, Redmi announced its 2021 flagship killers in the form of Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+. The devices are official in the Chinese market and are aggressively priced flagship smartphones packed with Snapdragon 870 / 888 chipset, 120Hz refresh rate displays, powerful camera combo, and capable batteries. The company carried out the first sales of the K40 and K40 Pro 00:00 AM local time on March 4 in China. Once again, the handsets were sold out just a few minutes after they were made available for purchase. Apparently, Redmi already has another hit on its hands.
The company shared a poster on Weibo to celebrate the milestone. According to it, the brand sold 300,000 units of the Redmi K40 and 40 Pro in just five minutes. It confirms the second sale of both devices for March 8. The Redmi K40 is available in multiple variants such as 6GB RAM with 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM with 256GB Storage, and 12GB RAM with 256GB Storage. They are price at 1,199 Yuan ($309), 2,199 Yuan ($340), 2,499 Yuan ($386), and 2,699 Yuan ($417), respectively. Interestingly, the company is announced the Redmi K40 variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB Storage will be priced at 2,499 Yuan ($386) for a limited period. The regular price of that high-tier variant should be 2,699 ($417).
Redmi K40 series specifications
The Redmi K40 lineup includes three phones – Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, K40 Pro Plus. The Pro and Pro Plus model shares a lot of similarities. They also have the high-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The vanilla Redmi K40, on the other hand, brings the cost-effective Snapdragon 870 that offers a Snapdragon 865+ like experience.
The trio of smartphones shares an E4 AMOLED display. With its A + certification, you will feel like you are reading from a textbook. In a nutshell, this is a very fine display. The display comes with fancy features like 360Hz Touch Sampling rate, 120Hz refresh rate, True Tone colors, and a very small punch-hole.