Redmi K series is the lineup of the best offerings from the company. The K series lineup devices focus on providing a near-flagship experience at a much lower price. The company has just refreshed the lineup of the K series with the Redmi K40 series, which includes Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+.
The Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ come as the successor to the last year’s K30 Pro. The devices were officially launched yesterday in China. The Pro model is available for pre-order and will be available for purchase from March 4th. However, the K40 Pro+ model will only be available from the end of March.
Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro+ Overview
The Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ models belong to the upper-midrange smartphones. As the other Redmi smartphone mostly lies in the midrange segment. These devices offer premium-level features such as Snapdragon 888 processor, 120Hz screen, and more while having an upper-midrange price tag.
Design and Display
The design of the K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ is similar to the vanilla K40 device. It features a glass body with metal side frames. The back panel of the glass features a left-aligned camera module similar to that on the Xiaomi Mi 11. The camera module consists of a pill-shaped module that rests on top of a wider base.
Both the devices offer a 6.67 inches AMOLED panel with an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels in a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The display panel has a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. The screen features a center-aligned punch-hole cutout on the top part to house the device’s selfie camera. The screen has a maximum brightness of 1300 nits and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Performance and Memory
While the vanilla K40 uses Snapdragon 870 5G, both the K40 Pro and K 40 pro+ are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with Adreno 660 GPU. Both the devices run on MIUI 12 based on Android 11 out of the box.
One difference between the Pro and Pro+ model is the memory configuration. The Pro model comes with the option to choose between either 6 or 8 GB of RAM, which can be paired with 128 GB or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The Pro+ model comes in a single configuration of 12 GB RAM with 256 GB of storage.
Another difference between the K40 Pro and the K40 Pro+ model is the rear camera configuration. Although both of these devices feature a triple rear camera setup, the primary camera on the K40 Pro is a 64 MP Sony IMX686 sensor. While the K40 Pro+ offers the best primary camera on the lineup with a 108 MP Samsung HM2 primary sensor.
However, the other two lenses on both of these devices are the same, which include an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor of f/2.2 aperture and a 5 MP Macro lens. Upfront, both of the devices offer a 20 MP selfie camera. The rear cameras feature gyro EIS and are capable of taking 8K videos at 30 fps, 4K videos at 30, 60 fps, and 1080p videos at 30, 60, 120, 240, 960 fps.
Battery and Other Features
Like the Redmi K40, both the devices pack a 4520 mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging technology via a USB type C port. According to Xiaomi, the devices can charge from 0 to 100% in 52 minutes.
Both of these devices feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor integrated with the device’s power button for biometrics. A dual stereo speaker system handles the audio output on these devices while missing out on the 3.5mm headphone jack. These devices also have an IP53 rating for dust and water resistance.
Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ Specifications
|Variant||Redmi K40 Pro||Redmi K40 Pro+|
|Body||163.7 x 76.4 mm x 7.8 mm, 196 grams|
|Display||6.67 -inches AMOLED with FHD+ resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels (~395 ppi density), 20:9 aspect ratio, 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 1300 nits(peak)
Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
|RAM||6 GB, 8 GB||12 GB|
|Storage||128 GB, 256 GB||256 GB|
|OS||MIUI 12 based on Android 11|
|Rear Camera||Quad setup with gyro-EIS:
||Quad setup with gyro-EIS:
|Front Camera||20 MP sensor
|Battery||4,520mAh, 33W Fast Charging (USB type C)|
|Security||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock|
|Sound||Dual- stereo setup, Dolby Atmos, No headphone jack|
|Color options||Black, White, and Aurora|
Redmi K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ Expected Price in Nepal and Availability
All the devices in the K40 series lineup have been launched exclusively in China. The K40 and K40 Pro are already available for pre-order and will be available from March 4th. However, the K40 Pro+ model will only be available for purchase from the end of March.
The base variant of the Redmi K40 Pro with 6/128 GB configuration is officially priced at CNY 2,799, and the K40 Pro+ is priced at CNY 3,699. There is no official news on when the company will launch these devices internationally. It is rumored that the devices will be rebranded and launched as POCO devices internationally.
|Redmi K40 Variant||Price in China||Expected Price in Nepal|
|Redmi K40 Pro (6/128 GB)||CNY 2,799||NPR 55,000|
|Redmi K40 Pro+ (12/256 GB)||CNY 3,699||NPR 70,000|