Redmi has announced three K40 series flagships. The company announced all three phones in China, but they will arrive to global markets soon. The devices in question are the Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+.
The Redmi K40 is the base model, and the most affordable one. The Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ are more powerful on paper, and are also more expensive, with the K40 Pro+ being the top-of-the-line offering.
The first thing worth noting is that all three of these devices look the same. All three of them are made out of metal and glass, and come with flat displays. A single display camera hole is placed on each of them, and it is centered.
These phones do offer thin bezels, and their rear camera setups are located in the top-left corner. Redmi’s branding is placed on the back as well, it’s vertical, and included in the bottom-left corner.
Having said that, these devices do share some specifications, but there are some differences. Having said that, we’ll first take a look at what they have in common, and will then talk about what’s different.
This is what the Redmi K40 smartphones have in common
All three phones feature a 6.67-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display. This display supports HDR10+ content, and it also offers a 120Hz refresh rate. Its max brightness is 1,300 nits, and the Gorilla Glass 5 protects it.
A 4,520mAh battery is included in all three smartphones. The devices also support 33W fast wired charging (Quick Charge 3+ / PD3.0). You’ll also find NFC in all three phones, and stereo speakers. Dolby Atmos support is also here, as is a Type-C USB port.
A side-mounted fingerprint scanner is also included, as is an IR blaster. The same goes for two SIM card slots, as there are two nano SIM card slots placed in all three smartphones. Android 11 comes pre-installed, with MIUI 12. MIUI 12.5 will arrive soon, though.
What are the differences?
Now, in terms of differences. The Redmi K40 is fueled by the Snapdragon 870 7nm SoC, while the Redmi K40 Pro and Pro+ come with the Snapdragon 888 5nm chip.
The Redmi K40 comes in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM variants. The 6GB RAM model includes 128GB of storage. The 8GB RAM variants come with 128GB and 256GB of storage. The 12GB RAM model includes 256GB of storage.
The Redmi K40 Pro has the same setup as the Redmi K40 in that regard, but without the 12GB RAM model. The K40 Pro+ comes with 12GB RAM only, and it includes 256GB of internal storage.
The Redmi K40 offers Bluetooth 5.1, while the other two phones have Bluetooth 5.2. Only the Pro and Pro+ have Wi-Fi 6E support, while the regular unit includes Wi-Fi 6.
Now, in terms of cameras. The Redmi K40 sports a 48-megapixel main camera (Sony’s IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide unit (f/2.4 aperture, 119-degree FoV), and a 5-megapixel camera (telemacro, f/2.4 aperture).
The K40 Pro comes with a 64-megapixel main camera (Sony’s IMX686 sensor, f/1.89 aperture), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture, 119-degree FoV), and a 5-megapixel telemacro camera (f/2.4 aperture).
The Redmi K40 Pro+ is the only model to include a 108-megapixel main camera
And finally, the K40 Pro+. That handset includes a 108-megapixel main camera (Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, f/1.75 aperture), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera (119-degree FoV, f/2.2 aperture), and a 5-megapixel telemacro camera (f/2.4 aperture).
All three phones measure 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8mm, and weigh 196 grams. All three devices are offered in Glossy Black, Icy White, and Dreamland color variants. The pricing for the Redmi K40 ranges from CNY2,799 ($433), all the way to CNY3,699 ($572). They will go on sale by the end of March. We still don’t know when will global variants launch. The may launch globally as POCO-branded phones, though.