Back in the last month, Xiaomi unveiled its Xiaomi 11T series with the vanilla and the 11T Pro. However, these devices were only available in global markets and the company’s homeland has been left out of the party. The company will soon address this by launching a new smartphone dubbed the Redmi K40s. According to the renowned Weibo tipster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi is gearing up to introduce the Redmi K40s in China as a rebranded Xiaomi 11T with a new fast-charging improvement.
The device codenamed K16 will offer support for 33 W, 67 W, and a whopping 120 W charging speeds. The similarities start with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor in tow. It also has a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The device is likely coming as a refreshed Xiaomi 11T with faster charging, however, it will also get the Harman Kardon-tuned stereo speakers like the Xiaomi 11T Pro.
The report also states that Xiaomi wants to release a third member for the Redmi K40 family that will sit between the K40s and the K40 Pro+. Could it be a K40s Pro or Ultra? The fact is that the device will be different from the Xiaomi 11T Pro which is a Redmi K40 Pro+ for the International markets. The new handset will sit between these variants and will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. This SoC is becoming massively popular in the second half of 2020 with many devices joining the market with it.
For now, Xiaomi is yet to give more details about the Redmi K40s series launch.
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Redmi K40s alleged specifications
Since the Redmi K40s is being considered a rebranded Xiaomi 11T, we already know what to expect. The new device will pack a gorgeous 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, and 480 Hz touch sampling rate. The display has a centered punch-hole just like other Xiaomi handsets launched this year, except for the MIX 4.
In terms of optics, the Redmi K40s should stick with the triple-camera setup of its international sibling. That means that there will be a 108 MP main camera leading the show. Furthermore, we expect an 8 MP ultrawide camera, and a 5 MP tele macro camera.
On the software front, we expect the device to run MIUI 12.5 with Android 11 as the underlying version. The device should keep the very same 5,000 mAh battery but will see a charging tech upgrade to the 120 W fast-charging. However, the device should still miss the wireless charging support.