Xiaomi, under its Redmi brand, has just announced the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition which is the latest entrant in the K40 series and the company's first gaming smartphone in China.
As the name suggests, the phone packs some dedicated gaming features like retractable shoulder buttons, Dolby Atmos support and auto-tuned by JBL, amongst others. Powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200U SoC, the device has a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 480Hz touch sampling rate.
The K40 Gaming Edition features a triple rear camera setup which includes a 64MP primary sensor with an f/1.65 lens, an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel sensor. The front camera boasts of a 16MP selfie shooter housed in a centrally located hole-punch cutout. The device also features 6GB RAM with 128MB storage and a 5,065mAh battery which supports 67W fast charging that can charge the phone up to 100% in just 42 minutes.
The design of the smartphone is such that it has a magnetic dual-trigger design that allows its users to play games using four fingers instead of just two. Thanks to its mechanical structure, this design offers stable and realistic pressing feedback, and compared to the traditional mechanical transmission structure, the magnetic triggers can effectively reduce the wear-out in regular use by a lifespan of 1.5 million taps.
The fingerprint scanner is located on the side of the phone and the USB TYPE-C port for charging can be found below. The device weighs 205grams and it offers Wi-Fi, 5G, GPS, NFC connectivity options along with IP53 dust and water resistance. It also features vapor chamber LiquidCool technology with white graphene to keep the phone cool under load.
|REDMI K40 Gaming Edition||SPECIFICATIONS|
|Display||6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 480Hz touch sampling rate.|
|Processor||MediaTek Dimensity 1200U SoC|
|Rear Camera||64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel|
|Battery Capacity||5,065mAh battery which supports 67W fast charging|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, 5G, GPS, NFC|
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 6GB + 128GB model is priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 23,000) which is available in three colour variations; Black, Silver and White.
There is a Bruce Lee Special Edition which is only available in a 12GB + 256GB configuration and costs CNY 2,799 (roughly Rs. 32,300).