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Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Goes Official in China

Redmi expands the K40 line in China with the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. As the name implies, this variant is intended to be a value-for-money phone with gaming-focused features.

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Specs:

  • Dimensity 1200 processor
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 480hz touch sampling rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3, 10-bit color
  • 64-megapixel f/2.0 main camera with PDAF, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera
  • 20-megapixel selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • IP53 rating, JBL-tuned stereo speakers, physical shoulder triggers
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 67w fast charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 12.5

With a slightly altered design from the rest of the K40 series, the Gaming Edition has a revamped triple rear camera module that consists of a 64-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and 2-megapixel macro camera. It also gains physical shoulder triggers, along with JBL-tuned stereo speakers that has support for both Hi-Res audio and Dolby Atmos for that immersive audio experience.

Powering it is a Dimensity 1200 processor with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. Cooling is done using a combination of graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber. You also get a bigger 5000mAh battery with 67w wired charging, and its 6.67-inch 120hz Full HD+ AMOLED display gets improvements like support for 10-bit color and 480hz touch sampling rate. For selfies, you get a 20-megapixel snapper situated in a centrally-placed punch-hole.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Price

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is priced at CNY 1999(~Php 15k) for the 6GB/128GB model, CNY 2199(~Php 16.5k) for the 8GB/128GB model, CNY 2399(~Php 18k) for the 8GB/256GB model, CNY 2699(~Php 20.2k) for the 12GB/128GB model, and CNY 2799(~Php 21k) for the 12GB/256GB model. In addition to that, the top-tier 12GB/256GB variant gets a special edition Bruce Lee-themed design.

All variants will go on sale in China on April 30.

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