Three new Xiaomi phones with model numbers M2012J2SC, M2012K11AC, and M2012K11C have been certified by China’s 3C regulatory body. Reliable tipster Digital Chat Station speculated that the M2012J2SC could be a new Mi 10 variant, while the other two handsets could be the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro.
Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing confirmed last month that the Redmi K40 series will debut in China in February. Hence, it’s not surprising that the Redmi K40 series is now bagging important certifications before the official announcement.
Xiaomi M2012J2SC, M2012K11AC, and M2012K11C get 3C certification
The 3C certification of the Xiaomi M2012J2SC 5G-ready smartphone revealed that it could be shipping with an MDY-11-EX charger that offers 33W fast charging. It is speculated that this device will debut as a new Xiaomi Mi 10 series phone featuring the all-new Snapdragon 870 chipset. The other specs of the device are not known but they are likely to be identical to the original Xiaomi Mi 10. It may cost around RMB 3,500 (~Rs 39,500) in China.
The M2012K11AC and M2012K11C are also 5G phones and are also expected to arrive with the same 33W fast charger. In November 2020, the M2012K11C handset, which is believed to be the Redmi K40 Pro, was spotted with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, 6GB of RAM and Android 11 on Geekbench. Last month, Redmi confirmed that the K40 Pro will arrive with a flat display, Snapdragon 888, a 4,000mAh battery, and a starting price of RMB 2,999 (~Rs 33,800).
The M2012K11AC appears to be a variant of the Redmi K40 Pro. Hence, it is likely to hit the Chinese market as Redmi K40. There is no concrete information available on its specifications at the moment.