Today, Xiaomi informed the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Version owners that they can already download the MIUI 12.5.3 stable version update. This update version number is MIUI-V188.8.131.52.RKJCNXM, and it mainly brings some audio and camera optimization.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Version is Xiaomi’s first smartphone coming with MIUI 12.5 out of the box. It also comes with a Dimensity 1200 chip, a 5065mAh battery and a 67W flash charging support.
However, if you still have some concerns about its hardware, the screen of the phone is from the top echelon. The phone uses an OLED flexible screen with a 1.8mm three-sided equal width and a 2.7mm chin. This display supports a 1.07 billion color display, a 120Hz high refresh rate and a 480Hz touch sampling rate.
In terms of design, Redmi’s gaming phone is 8.3mm thick and weighs 205g. It uses an all-metal middle frame, double-sided fifth-generation Corning Gorilla Glass, dual-eye cameras, high-gloss matte body with silver wings, light blades, and dark shadows.
Xiaomi officially announced that the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Version sold over 100,000 units in one minute.
Lu Weibing’s Thoughts About The Gaming Smartphone’s Industry
As we are dealing with Redmi’s first gaming device, it’s quite interesting to know what Lu Weibing thinks about products from this category. Today, he published an interesting post on his Weibo channel. He said that there are two problems in the gaming smartphone industry – the inability to share costs and the differentiation.
As you guess, with this post, he wants to showcase the advantages of their own model. But if taking this idea off from his post, we can find quite useful information.
The gaming smartphone industry has been in a long-term downturn with annual total sales of more than 1 million units. Also, as said, R&D and marketing costs cannot be shared!
As for differentiation, all manufacturers are trying to design their own individually looking products. But in fact, they look identical – fancy appearance, heavy body and expensive price. That’s why the latest gaming smartphones made by Xiaomi look like traditional smartphones. We mean the Black Shark 4 and the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Version. Thus, Xiaomi refused design of its previous gaming handsets and switched to a more ‘common’ design. This should drive more sales and boost the niche.