Today in China, sales of the gaming Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition began with a circulation of 100 thousand in just one minute. And, as it turned out, this smartphone does not support Google Mobile Services. And this is not the only Xiaomi mobile device that has lost support for Google services.
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition does not support Google services
Immediately it is worth reassuring everyone who has already fallen into a panic and thought that Xiaomi is waiting for the fate of Huawei. It’s not about sanctions or any problems with Google. Back in the winter, the company announced that Google services did not work correctly on the company’s devices if they were rolled onto smartphones running the Chinese version of MIUI.
For this reason, it was decided to disable the ability to install Google Mobile Services on mobile devices targeted at the Chinese market. The system does not allow you to sign in to an existing Google account or create a new profile, so it makes no sense to install Google services.
This innovation appeared with the arrival of MIUI 12.5. Today, the number of models on which Google Mobile Services cannot be installed has reached 15. The list of devices includes the flagships of the Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 11 and Redmi K40 series, as well as two models Xiaomi Mi CC9, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE and Redmi K30 S.
Here is a reminder of the specifications of the new Redmi K40 gaming smartphone:
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition specifications
- 6.67-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED 20:9 HDR10 + display, 120Hz refresh rate, up to 500 nits (typical brightness), Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Up to 3GHz Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 6nm processor with ARM G77 MC9 GPU
- 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, 12GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11
- 64MP rear camera with f/1.65 aperture, LED flash; 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 16MP front-facing camera
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, JBL Audio quality certification, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
- Dimensions: 161.94x 76.93 x 8.3mm; Weight: 205g
- 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax; Bluetooth 5.1 (Bluetooth 5.2 in Pro), GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, NFC, USB Type-C
- 5,065mAh (Typical) battery with 66W fast charging