Redmi is going to release a gaming smartphone pretty soon and it is the gaming version of the Redmi K40. Although there have been numerous speculations regarding this device, we now have the first real images of this device. As we can see from the images, this smartphone comes with a pop-up shoulder button. This button allows instant switching of game modes. Furthermore, the Redmi K40 gaming version also has a perfect 4-finger control. The leaked real image has a silver colour and the rear design (general design as well as elliptical camera module) gives it a gaming appearance.
Presently, the Redmi K40 series has three flagship processors – Snapdragon 870, Snapdragon 888, Dimensity 1200 in 2021. However, the Redmi K40 gaming version will use an optimized version of the Dimensity 1200 SoC. The output of this chip is higher than the regular Dimensity 1200 SoC.
This processor is MediaTek’s top-of-the-line chipset for the first half of 2021. The device packs a Cortex-A78 core clocked at 3.0GHz plus three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.6GHz plus four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. The chipset is based on 6nm architecture. The chipset also has an ARM Mali-G77 MC9 GPU which should provide great gaming performance. MediaTek also equips this chip with its HyperThread 3.0 technology for optimal performance on games.
Redmi K40 gaming version will have an attractive price
In addition, Lu Weibing once said: “This time we will still implement Redmi efficiency under the brand mission of the ultimate cost-effectiveness, and use a more kind price to provide professional gaming experience to the public, breaking through the bottom line of the price of gaming mobile phones. Use more hardcore games. Experience and a more extreme flagship price-performance ratio, declare war on the old gaming mobile phone industry.”
Although there is no information on the display size, the Redmi K4 gaming version will use a Samsung E4 OLED display. The screen refresh rate of this smartphone will be 144Hz. To keep the lights on will be a built-in 5000mAh super-capacity battery. This battery will support 67W ultra-fast flash charging.
A few days ago, Lu Weibing, the general manager of the Redmi brand laid much emphasis on the pricing of this device. He claims that the price will be very competitive and buyers will get more for less money. It appears that the company is declaring “war” on the gaming smartphone market. Of course, its strategy will be low pricing.