The manufacturer has formalized its Redmi K40 Gaming Edition in China. It is the first gaming smartphone from the Redmi brand.

Xiaomi had promised to launch its first gaming smartphone in the Redmi range by the end of April, and it is now done. The manufacturer unveiled the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition in China.

120 Hz display and MediaTek chip

This smartphone broadly takes the ideas of the K40 Pro, but with several important points of distinction.

For example, the 6.67-inch Super AMOLED screen gives way to an OLED screen with the same definition of 2400 x 1080 pixels and the same display speed at 120 Hz.

A bigger change happens to be the SoC. While the K40 range has so far used a Snapdragon 888 or 870 depending on the model, here we find a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G chip.

Announced at the beginning of 2021, this chip could well prove to be faster than the Qualcomm solution, especially in terms of graphics performance, thanks to its Mali-G77 MC9 GPU.

Bigger battery

For the rest, we have a fairly classic high-end Redmi smartphone in 2021:

  • 6 to 12 GB of RAM
  • 128 to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 5065 mAh battery
  • 67W fast charge

As we can see, Redmi has increased the size of the battery, no doubt to compensate for the more demanding performance of the MediaTek chip.

The photo module on the back goes straight to the point with a first 64-megapixel 1/2 inch sensor, f / 1.7 lens and a second 8-megapixel “ultrawide” sensor with f / 2.2 lens.

From 255 euros HT

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will be available from April 30 in China. It is offered from 1999 yuan for the 128 GB version of storage and 6 GB of RAM, or about 255 euros excluding tax.

A special version “Bruce Lee Special Edition” will be marketed at 2799 yuan for a configuration 12 GB + 256 GB, or about 360 euros HT.


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