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Redmi to launch gaming phone with Dimensity 1200 chipset, Redmi K40 arriving next month

On: January 21, 2021

Highlights

  • The Redmi gaming smartphone is confirmed to launch later this year
  • The Redmi K40’s arrival has also been confirmed next month
  • The gaming phone will be powered by the Dimensity 1200 SoC

Yesterday, MediaTek announced two 5G-enabled processors called Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100. These are aimed towards flagship phones. The Dimensity 1200 is the successor to last year’s Dimensity 1000+ SoC. 

Also Read: Realme to launch Dimensity 1200-powered phone, tipped to be the X9 Pro

Now Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi is all set to enter the gaming smartphone segment this year. Redmi GM Lu Weibing confirmed the news on Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo and added that the device will be launched at a ‘price that cannot be refused.’ He also confirmed that the device will be powered by the latest Dimensity 1200 chipset.

Redmi GM Lu Weibing as confirmed on Weibo about the brand’s first gaming phone and Redmi K40’s arrival next month

Weibing also revealed in his Weibo post that the third generation Redmi K40 will be launched next month. However, it’s unclear if the upcoming device will also be equipped with Dimensity 1200 processor. It could also mean that we could see two Redmi phones with MediaTek’s latest chipset. The Xiaomi sub-brand is yet to share more information about its upcoming offerings. 

The Redmi gaming phone is expected to take on the likes of Black Shark, Nubia, ASUS ROG etc. For now, all we know is that it is confirmed to debut this year. 

MediaTek Dimensity 1200 specifications and features

The MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor is built on 6nm process with quad Cortex-A78 and Cortex A-55 cores. It is integrated with a 5G modem with support for SA and NSA modes. The chipset supports up to 168Hz refresh rate, QHD resolution, 16GB LPDDR4x RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, 200MP single camera, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and dual-frequency GPS. 

Smartphone brands including OPPO, Vivo, and Realme have announced that they will release new phones with MediaTek’s newly announced Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 chipsets.

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