Xiaomi has officially launched the first-ever gaming phone under the brand Redmi in China on 27th April 2021 as Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. The gaming phone is available in China at the starting price of CNY 1,999 (around NPR 36,740) for the base model with 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
The expected price of Redmi K40 Gaming Edition in Nepal is NPR 45,000 for the base variant, while the predicted price of other variants is NPR 50,000 for 8/128 GB, NPR 55,000 for 8/256 GB and 12/128 GB, NPR 60,000 for 12/256 GB, and NPR 65,000 for 12/256 GB. There are tons of Xiaomi smartphone available in Nepal in the non-gaming section.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Overview
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition covers all the basic features required for smooth gaming performance. Everything is up to the mark, from refresh rate, touch sampling rate, to the battery.
Design and Build Quality
Redmi has abandoned the traditional design of the gaming smartphone. It doesn’t look like a gaming phone but looks like a special edition.
A 6.67-inches OLED screen of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone flaunts a refresh rate of 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz. Similarly, it also has the support for HDR10+. A selfie camera lies in a punch hole cut out at the top-center of the display.
Both the front panel and the rear panel are protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. The camera on the rear is pretty amazingly designed; it lies in a vertical pill-shaped module. It also has Pulse ambient lighting, which lights up during the notifications.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has dual shoulder keys on the right side. On the left-hand side, it has a volume rocker and a mic, while on the top, it has an IR blaster, a noise-canceling mic, and a speaker. Likewise, the bottom features a SIM card slot, a Type-C port, and a secondary speaker.
The gaming phone is available in three color variants: Black, Gray, and Silver. Xiaomi has also brought an exclusive model as Bruce Lee Special Edition with a black and yellow colorway on the rear. The smartphone weighs 205 grams.
It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking the smartphone.
Powering the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is a MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 1200 5G SoC. It is built on the 6 nm fabrication process. A combination of graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber cools the system. Mali-G77 MC9 handles the graphics of the gaming phone.
Similarly, the chipset is equipped with the Redmi’s heat dissipation system.
The smartphone has many memory options available; 128 GB of internal storage combines with either 6GB, 8GB, or 12 GB RAM, whereas 256 GB of inbuilt storage combines with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The storage type is UFS 3.1, and the RAM type is LPDDR4x.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition runs on Android 11 based on MIUI 12.5 out of the box.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has a triple camera setup on the rear. An 8 MP ultra-wide camera follows a primary camera of 64 MP. Likewise, the ultra-wide camera has a 120-degree field of view. Finally, it has a macro camera of 2 MP.
Video options for the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition are 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60/120fps, and 720p at 960fps.
A 16 MP sensor is available for the selfie camera on the front. The selfie snapper can record the videos in 1080p@30fps and 720p@120fps.
A large Li-Po 5065 mAh battery fuels the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. It supports 67W fast charging. The company claims that the battery gains 100% of the charge in 42 minutes. The battery further supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3+.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Specifications
|Dimensions||161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3 mm i.e.,(6.37 x 3.03 x 0.33 in)|
|Display||6.67-inches, OLED, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ)
120Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|OS||Android 11, MIUI 12.5|
|Chipset||MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|RAM and storage||6GB RAM with 128GB storage
8GB RAM with 128GB storage
12GB RAM with 128GB storage
8GB RAM with 256GB storage
12GB RAM with 256GB storage
4K@30fps, 1080p @30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps
|Front Camera||16 MP
|Battery||Li-Po 5065 mAh, non-removable
67W Fast Charging (100% in 42 minutes)
Power Delivery 3.0
Quick Charge 3+
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer, color spectrum|
|Colors||Black, Gray, Silver, Bruce Lee Yellow|
- Also Read: Redmi K40 With 120 Hz Screen and SD 870 Chipset Launched in China
- Also Read: Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ With Snapdragon 888 Launched in China
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Expected Price in Nepal and Availability
The smartphone is available in China at the starting price of 1,999 Yuan for the 6/128 GB variant, while the flagship variant 12/256 GB has a price tag of 2,799 Yuan.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is limited to China only for now. If it releases here in Nepal, we can expect the starting price of NPR 45,000 for the 6/128 GB model and may go up to NPR 65,000 for the 12/256 model.
The official distributors of Redmi devices in Nepal are Vatsal Impex Pvt. Ltd and Teletalk Pvt. Ltd.
|Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Variants||Price in China||Price in Nepal|
|Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (6/128 GB)||1,999 Yuan||NPR 45,000|
|Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (8/128 GB)||2,199 Yuan||NPR 50,000|
|Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (8/256 GB)||2,399 Yuan||NPR 55,000|
|Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (12/128 GB)||2,399 Yuan||NPR 55,000|
|Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (12/256 GB)||2,699 Yuan||NPR 60,000|
|Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (12/256 GB) [Bruce Lee Special Edition]||2,799 Yuan||NPR 65,000|
The competitors for the Redmi K40 can be Black Shark 4 and Realme GT.