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Xiaomi Redmi K40 series to launch in China on February 25th

On: February 9, 2021
Highlights

  • Xiaomi will launch the Redmi K40 series in China on February 25th
  • The third generation K-series is expected to come in standard and Pro variants
  • Redmi GM Lu Weibing also hinted at a surprise announcement on launch day

Last month, Redmi GM Lu Weibing had revealed that the Redmi K40 will be launched in February. Now the Xiaomi sub-brand has confirmed that it will unveil the third-generation Redmi K40 in China on February 25th. The announcement has been made by Weibing on Weibo. 

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The Redmi K40 will arrive as the successor to last year’s Redmi K30. Ahead of the launch, key specifications of the upcoming offering have been teased on Weibo. Like its predecessor, we can expect two variants in the Redmi K40 lineup. 

Redmi K40 launch date confirmed

Redmi GM Lu Weibing confirmed the launch date on Weibo

Apart from the launch date, the Weibo post mentions that the Redmi K40 will feature a new design, new positioning, a new experience and a surprise announcement. 

In a separate teaser, Weibing revealed that the Redmi K40 series will come with a centre-aligned punch-hole display compared to pill-shaped cutout and pop-up selfie camera on the Redmi K30 and K30 Pro. He added that the punch-hole will be the smallest in the world. Another highlight of the upcoming phone is that it will be equipped with dual stereo speakers. 

Weibing had also revealed in one of his Weibo post that the Redmi K40 series (likely the Pro model) will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor, feature the ‘most expensive flat display’ and a battery larger than 4,000mAh. It will be priced starting at RMB 2,999 (~Rs 33,900). 

Apart from the teasers, the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro were spotted on China’s 3C certification website last week. While the Pro model will likely feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC, the standard variant is tipped to be powered by Snapdragon 7xx processor with support for 5G. 

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