We saw Redmi announce the Redmi K40 series last month in China. There were speculations as to when will these series make its global debut. We are now getting some clarity on this.
For starters, the Redmi K40 series phones could launch under POCO branding in the European markets. As for India, the vanilla Redmi K40 is slated to launch as Mi 11X. The phone has passed through the BIS certification under Mi branding which is a bit surprising. This can also be attributed to the strong flagship sales that Xiaomi has been seeing in the country for the past few quarters.
Just for a recap, the Redmi K40 comes with a 6.67-inch S-AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G SoC with 6/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS3.0 storage. The phone comes with Android 11 with MIUI 12 on top, right out of the box.
In terms of optics, the phone packs a triple camera setup on the back with a 48-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor, and a 5-megapixel macro lens. There is also a 20-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. It gets a beefy 4,520mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
The phone in China starts at 1,999 Yuan for the base 6/128GB variant, which roughly translates to INR 22,999 for the Indian market. We are sure that the phone won’t be able to launch here at that price and seeing that it is coming under Mi branding takes the price to a whole new level.