January 20, 2021 Abhishek Sahani

Phones

Redmi K40 with a sub-flagship SoC chipset spotted on Weibo a Chinese social media

Redmi K40 with a sub-flagship SoC chipset spotted on Weibo a Chinese social media

The Chinese smartphone manufacturing company Redmi is spotted with a new smartphone on their Chinese Official website named Redmi K40 with a sub-flagship SoC chipset. On the other hand, the Redmi K40 Pro comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC processor, according to a tipster report. The company Xiaomi has recently teased the launch of the Redmi K40 series. The company officials also revealed that the new lineup will start selling at the starting price of CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 33,900 in India). Both the phones Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro come with AMOLED displays with a hole-punch camera design and carry fast charging technology support as we are expecting.


According to a tipster post on the Chinese social media Weibo, the Redmi K40 in the new series lineup that comes with an upcoming sub-flagship SoC chipset. This is counter to some earlier reports that suggested these phones come with a Snapdragon 888 on the upcoming Redmi phone.

In the last week, the Redmi official General Manager Lu Weibing has posted a teaser on Weibo that hints at Snapdragon 888 on the Redmi K40 series lineup. That teaser also included the price with is CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 33,900 in India). The tipster reports now claimed that both the flagship phones have Snapdragon SoC and at the starting price of CNY 2,999 will only be linked with the Redmi K40 Pro in the series.

All the details about the chipset powering the Redmi K40 are not officially revealed yet. Although, it is expected to come with MediaTek Dimensity SoC if we look at many previous reports. On the other hand, many reports also suggest that it will come with a new Snapdragon 700-series SoC. This phone might be called the Snapdragon 775G.

We have seen a Weibing teased early this week that the Redmi K40 will able to perform approximately 37 hours of battery life on a single charge. This executive posted shows a screenshot with the 64 percent remaining battery charge on the phone after 10.5 hours of usage. That screenshot also hinted at a Full-HD+ (1,080x2,400 pixels) display with these phones.

The Redmi K40 series lineup is also expected to come with a 33W fast charging technology support. Both the phones are runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 skin on top.