Redmi K40 series tipped to bring fast refresh rate displays and support for super-fast charging

Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi K40 phones will be impressive beasts, or at least that’s what the latest leaks want us to believe. According to the latest information from the trusty whistleblower, Digital Chat Station, the company’s upcoming Redmi K40 series phones will offer displays with support for fast refresh rates and batteries that can charge very quickly.

According to reports, the company will follow the K30 series phones with the Redmi K40 series smartphones. These phones are meant to carry OLED displays with them and also support 120Hz refresh rate. The displays are also rumored to have a punch hole for the front camera sensor.

As for fast charging, it is rumored that the upcoming Redmi K40 Pro could offer a fast charging solution around 40W or even 50W. In comparison, Redmi offers 33W fast charging on K30 Pro and K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition. However, considering that fast charging solutions that reach 60W are already available on the market, it would also make sense for Redmi to go even higher in this respect. This won’t be too difficult for Redmi either as its parent company Xiaomi has already shown much faster charging solutions with its phone over the past year.

Aside from that, little is known about the device, for now, however, leaks in the past have suggested that the Redmi K40 Pro should 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. However, there are also hints that the device could also launch with a Snapdragon 775G SoC.

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.

The two phones, for now, should only be launched in China, with the release in India appearing to be a few months away. This is because Redmi is currently focusing on introducing budget-segment devices to India, with the company recently announcing the new Redmi 9 series in the country.

Redmi K40 phones are meant to carry OLED displays with them and also support a 120Hz refresh rate.

News Underline:

  • The Redmi K40 series is expected to receive support for quick update displays.
  • The phone is expected to be powered by a MediaTek chipset.
  • Redmi phones could be launched before the end of 2020.