Xiaomi usually launches its gaming phones under the Black Shark brand, but today Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has entered the gaming phones market with the all-new Redmi K40 Gaming Edition.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition comes with the required specs that define a usual gaming smartphone — you get the 120Hz panel with 480Hz touch sampling rate, physical shoulder triggers to enhance your gaming experience, and most importantly a 5,000mAh battery that can at least last 7-8 hours and fills up in just 42 minutes with 67W fast charging.
The major change here is that the K40 Gaming Edition powers on a 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset departing from the Snapdragon chip powering the regular K40 phones. You get 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of onboard storage.
Cooling is done with graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber. There are no built-in fans or any other gimmicky accessory like that here.
At the front, there’s a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution with 10-bit colors, HDR10+ support, DCI-P3 color gamut with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Gaming phones usually don’t really perform great in terms of camera, but we expect to see some improvements in this regard from the Redmi K40 Gaming Edtion. For that, the phone gets a 64MP 1/2.0-inch Quad-Bayer main camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro camera.
In terms of audio, the phone offers JBL-tuned stereo speakers which provide an immersive gaming experience. There’s also support for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos.
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition: Price and Availability
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will go on sale from April 30 for a starting price of CNY 1,999 (around NPR 37,000 in Nepal) for the base 6GB/128GB variant and goes all the way up to CNY 2,699 (around NPR 50,000 in Nepal) for the maxed-out 12GB/256GB trim.