Not long ago, the Redmi brand released the first gaming smartphone dubbed the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced version. It sports the Dimensity 1200 flagship processor. So we can say all K40 models offer a complete set of flagship processors. The original model is packed with a Snapdragon 870; the Redmi K40 Pro / Pro Plus features a Snapdragon 888. However, there is going to appear another model from this series.
Recently, Lu Weibing, general manager of the Redmi brand, issued an article asking users which chip they are still looking forward to. This made many users think that the Redmi K40 series will get new members. Even Lu Weibing hinted that the new machine may be named “Redmi K40 Light Luxury Edition.”
Also, our protagonist should come with a 2400*1080p high-refresh rate centered single-hole screen, a built-in 5000mAh± battery, supporting 67W fast charging, and a rear 64MP camera.
From the point of view of parameters, this mysterious new machine is consistent with the Redmi K40 Gaming version as a whole. At the same time, it retains the combination of 5000mAh large battery + 67W fast charge. We guess the appearance will remain unchanged as well. So the only major change will be the processor.
The Dimensity 1100 processor is built with a new 6nm EUV process, which uses 4*2.6GHz A78+4*2.0GHz A55 octa-core architecture, Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, and the overall performance gap with the Dimensity 1200 is not big. But it costs less. This means that the price of the “Redmi K40 Light Luxury Edition” will be lower.
At present, there are five versions of Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition, the lowest 6+128GB version is priced at 1999 yuan ($310). The “Redmi K40 Light Luxury Edition” is expected to reduce the price of gaming phones to less than 1,500 yuan ($233).