Redmi K40 Gaming Edition with 120Hz Refresh Rate and Dimensity 1200 SoC, Launched in China

    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.

    Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Design and Build Quality
    Design and Build Quality

    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.

    Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Bruce Lee Special Edition
    Bruce Lee Special Edition

    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.


    Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Processor

    Similarly, the chipset is equipped with the Redmi’s heat dissipation system.

    Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Heat Dissipation System
    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.

    Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Camera

    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 minutesThe battery further supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3+.

    Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Specifications

    Dimensions161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3 mm i.e.,(6.37 x 3.03 x 0.33 in)
    Weight205 grams
    Display6.67-inches, OLED, HDR10+, 500 nits (typ)
    120Hz refresh rate
    1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
    Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    OSAndroid 11, MIUI 12.5
    ChipsetMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 1200 5G (6 nm)
    CPUOcta-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
    GPUMali-G77 MC9
    RAM and storage6GB RAM with 128GB storage
    8GB RAM with 128GB storage
    12GB RAM with 128GB storage
    8GB RAM with 256GB storage
    12GB RAM with 256GB storage


    Main Camera


    • 64 MP, f/1.7, (primary)
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 120-degree (ultra-wide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)

    4K@30fps, 1080p @30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps

    Front Camera16 MP
    1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
    BatteryLi-Po 5065 mAh, non-removable
    67W Fast Charging (100% in 42 minutes)
    Power Delivery 3.0
    Quick Charge 3+
    SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer, color spectrum
    ColorsBlack, Gray, Silver, Bruce Lee Yellow

    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 VariantsPrice in ChinaPrice 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 YuanNPR 50,000
    Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (8/256 GB)2,399 YuanNPR 55,000
    Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (12/128 GB)2,399 YuanNPR 55,000
    Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (12/256 GB)2,699 YuanNPR 60,000
    Redmi K40 Redmi K40 (6/128 GB) (12/256 GB) [Bruce Lee Special Edition]2,799 YuanNPR 65,000

    The competitors for the Redmi K40 can be Black Shark 4 and Realme GT

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    Akriti Pant
    Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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