Rumors about the launch of the Redmi K40 for a while now, and now the company has come out and confirmed the launch of the device in February.
This will be the second phone from Xiaomi to be launched with the chipset as the company had earlier launched the Mi 11 as its first Snapdragon 888 SoC device at the end of December 2020. While the Mi 11 was launched as a premium offering, the Redmi K40 will be launched at an affordable price point. The phone’s launch was confirmed for February, with the company also confirming some information about the upcoming smartphone.
The information was shared by Redmi’s General Manager, Lu Weibing, who also confirmed the starting price of the Snapdragon 888-powered Redmi K40 Pro. He confirmed that the device would start retail for CNY 2,999, making it an extremely affordable phone for the specs it will pack.
In the past, leaks have claimed that the Redmi K40 will bring with itself a selfie camera housed inside a punch-hole at its upper-left corner. Previous leaks have also claimed that the K40 will flaunt an OLED panel with a slim punch-hole, which could be 3.7mm in size. The battery backing the phone could reportedly be a 45000mAh pack.
For now, there’s little else known about the Redmi K40.