Xiaomi will launch the Redmi K40 as soon as possible, its new smartphone equipped with a Snapdragon 888 processor and a 4000 mAh battery. The automaker also said the device will feature the “most expensive uncurved display”. It will be sold for 2,999 yuan in China, or less than € 500.
Xiaomi is not idle. The recent release of the Mi 11, as well as its many projects including 3 different foldable smartphones in 2021, promise great things for this new year. The latest announcement has something to please regulars of the brand: the Redmi K40 is confirmed and will be launched next month in China, and probably in the coming weeks internationally.
The information comes from Lu Weibing, general manager at Redmi, who also provided elements of the technical sheet of the smartphone, as well as its price. This will be marketed at 2,999 yuan, or 380 euros. We can thus expect prices between 400 and 500 dollars on international markets. Lu Weibing notably stated that Redmi “Will drive the cost of performance on flagships to the end”.
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The Redmi K40 will be equipped with a Snapdragon 888 and a 4000 mAh battery
The Redmi K40 is indeed cheaper than the Mi 11, sold for 3,999 yuan (507 €). A price that does not mean that the smartphone is no match for its big high-end brother. Indeed, according to the information provided by Lu Weibing, it will be powered by a SoC Snapdragon 888, which crushes in particular the Kirin 9000 of the Mate 40 Pro, and whose also equipped with the Mi 11 5G.
The manager also mentions a battery of 4000 mAh, barely less than the Mi 11 which has a 4,600 mAh battery. In addition, according to the post revealing the Redmi K40, the latter will be equipped with “The most expensive uncurved screen”, which, while this is an unconventional way of saying it, promises some nice display performance.
The Redmi K40 therefore does not have much to envy to other Xiaomi devices, and manages to take the place of flagship for a very attractive price. Just as the Redmi K30 Pro is a fine opponent for the Mi 10, its successor should be watched closely when it is released next February.
Source: Android Authority