Redmi has had a launch spree in recent weeks and now it looks like the company may be ready to announce a new smartphone in its home country again. If the news is to be believed, the company is looking to capitalize on the success of the Redmi K30 series by launching its successor.
According to reports, the company will follow the K30 series phones with the Redmi K40 series smartphones that will be launched to succeed the Redmi K30 devices. But interestingly, before launch we started receiving some information about upcoming devices.
The information comes courtesy of a popular Weibo whistleblower, Digital Chat Station, who said upcoming Redmi K40 smartphones will carry an OLED display and also support a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is also said to have a punch hole for the front camera sensor.
In addition to this, the new report also reveals that the phones are expected to carry a new MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC with support for 5G connectivity. For cameras, the phone is said to feature the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main sensor as its main camera and supports 33W fast charging technology. However, there are also suggestions that the device could also launch with an SoC Snapdragon 775G.
This also makes sense because we have heard rumors in the past about launching the Redmi K40 Pro with a qualcomm chip, albeit Qualcomm’s more powerful flagship Snapdragon 875 chipset. This will be a 5nm chipset and is expected to launch early next month.
According to reports, the Redmi K40 is expected to be on sale by the end of this year, while the Pro variant will be available for purchase in the first quarter of next year. The launch timeline for both devices is similar to its predecessor.
Speaking of the K40 Pro, the tipster claims that the K40 Pro will feature a full-screen display, fast charging support, and a large camera sensor. However, nothing is known about the display type or the camera resolution of the lenses.
The two phones, for now, are expected to launch only in China, with the release in India still appearing to be a few months away. This is because Redmi is currently focusing on introducing budget segment devices in India, with the company recently announcing new Redmi 9 series devices in the country. We at Theultramods Tech will follow the story closely, so watch this space for all the latest updates on Redmi K40 and other stuff related to Redmi and Xiaomi.
The new Redmi phones are said to be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC with support for 5G connectivity.
- The Redmi K40 series phones are expected to launch with 120Hz displays.
- Phones could be equipped with 64 megapixel cameras.
- They could be powered by 5nm chipset.