If nothing else, Xiaomi will hold a Redmi K40 conference on the 25th of this month. According to the previous news, at least one of the Redmi K40 series will use the Snapdragon 888 chip, while using a straight-screen design. The price is expected to start at US$500, which is very cost-effective.
As the date of the conference is approaching, more news has now burst out. At present, there will be three models of Redmi K40 to be released. If not unexpected, it should be Redmi K40, Redmi K40S and Redmi K40 Pro. The high-end version of the super cup model will be equipped with a 108-megapixel main camera sensor, which is the first time that the Redmi brand is equipped with a 108-megapixel camera.
According to the previous statement when MediaTek released Dimensity 1200, Dimensity 1200 will make Redmi debut, so many people think that at least one of the Redmi K40 series will use MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip, but it seems that this is not the case now. According to the current news, the three Redmi K40 series models will all use Qualcomm 8-series chips instead of the latest Dimensity 1200, which is indeed a bit surprising.
At first, everyone thought that the high-end version of Redmi K40 would use Snapdragon 888, the second top version would use Snapdragon 870, and the lowest version would use Dimensity 1200. But now it seems that it is possible that the low-end version will use the Snapdragon 870, while the sub-top version and the high-end version will use the Snapdragon 888. Due to the addition of 108 million pixel sensors, the high-end version may be higher in configuration and price.
In addition to the fact that the Redmi K40 series are definitely more powerful in terms of chips, other configurations are also very interesting, especially the most expensive straight screen that broke the news. If not unexpected, it should be Samsung's E4 version of AMOLED panel, and use 120Hz refresh Of course, the E4 itself is just a normal update for Samsung, which is not a great thing. The effect will definitely be better than last year's E3. The specific performance depends on the manufacturer's tuning.
Now that the chip, screen, and camera are almost exposed, the system part of the Redmi K40 can basically be directly connected to MIUI 12.5. Now it depends on how the battery capacity and fast charging technology are arranged, but the 120W fast charging technology is estimated to not be available. All three products are used, or the gap is not reflected. In addition to the 108-megapixel main camera, whether the Redmi K40 series can add a periscope lens to enhance telephoto performance is also more exciting.
In any case, the Redmi K40 series will almost certainly have a great impact on the mobile phone industry this year. According to this rhythm, we feel that it is difficult for other manufacturers to stop Xiaomi's progress. As for what surprises the K40 series will bring to us, we have to wait for the press conference on February 25! However, we also have a question now. Since MediaTek and Xiaomi have both announced that the Dimensity 1200 will make Redmi debut, then is Redmi reopening a product line? Or will it break the rumors and add a product to the K40 series? This can only be announced by Redmi itself.