After showing the world its Xiaomi Mi 11, the brand completes its mid-range and high-end catalog with new ‘Redmis’, the K40. Starting with the most basic of the three presented, the Xiaomi Redmi K40: the new phone offers high performance at a reasonable price.
What would be of Xiaomi if it did not present new phones constantly, right? There is no doubt, the Chinese brand has one of the largest mobile catalogs in the world, it is also extremely versatile. Because, how about offering a mid-range with aspirations and without the design or materials lacking? Well, here is the new Xiaomi Redmi K40, a smartphone that is already official in China.
Xiaomi Redmi K40 datasheet
|Xiaomi Redmi K40|
|Screen||AMOLED 6.67 ”
Full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels)
Refresh rate 120 Hz
144 Hz tactile response
|RAM||6/8/12 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|Frontal camera||20 megapixels|
|Rear camera||48 main pixels
8 megapixel ultra wide angle, 119º
5 megapixel macro telephoto
33W fast charge
|Operating system||Android 11
|Connectivity||5G SA / NSA
|Others||Fingerprint sensor on one side
Dual stereo speakers
|Dimensions and weight||163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
|Price||From 253.40 euros to change|
Powerful with a high-quality screen
The Xiaomi Redmi K40 starts with enormous power inside: the brand bets on the recent Snapdragon 870, an SoC that is basically the 865 with some improvement. Therefore, the processor maintains the high performance of the phone, also the high capacity in games and in wireless connectivity. WiFi 6, 5G and NFC, nothing hits in this part.
The screen chosen by Xiaomi is AMOLED for technology with the 6.67 inches of diagonal that mark the final size of the phone (and with less than 200 grams of weight). The front is well taken advantage of by the small upper hole for the 20 megapixel front camera, it lacks curves at the edges and offers high refresh rate (120 Hz) and fast tactile response (360 Hz). In addition, Xiaomi ensures that the screen of the Xiaomi Redmi K40 reaches 1,300 nits of maximum brightness.
The rear camera module reminds the one used by Xiaomi in the Xiaomi Mi 11: great presence of the main sensors (48 megapixels and the 8 megapixel ultra wide angle) with space for the LED flash and autofocus. Also for the 5 megapixel macro telephoto camera, a photographic hardware auction that allows different camera modes within the application; app that comes complete in terms of functions, AI and beauty.
The Xiaomi Redmi K40 is finished with a 4,520 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging via USB C. Xiaomi does not skimp on speed in RAM and storage (LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 respectively), it offers Android 11 with MIUI 12, capacitive fingerprint reader on the side of the phone and dual stereo speakers.
Price and availability of the Xiaomi Redmi K40
The phone is official in China, it can now be reserved and will be available in the country in different versions. The model will not be distributed internationally (surely yes to India), but most likely it will come to Europe under another name, such as Xiaomi Mi 11T (or perhaps as some variant of the Redmi Note 10).
The prices at which the Xiaomi Redmi K40 is distributed in China are as follows:
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 6/128 GB: 253.40 euros to change (1,999 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 8/128 GB: 278.75 euros to change (2,199 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 8/256 GB: 316.78 euros to change (2,499 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 12/256 GB: 342.13 euros to change (2,499 yuan).