After weeks of teasers, Redmi has finally unveiled its first-ever gaming smartphone. The Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition is now official in China. It comes with a flagship MediaTek processor and a bunch of gaming-oriented features. Here, we will be looking at the complete specs and features of the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition along with its expected price in Nepal.
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition Overview:
Design and Display
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition (or Gaming Edition) features a 6.67-inch flexible OLED panel with an FHD+ resolution. It has support for a 120Hz refresh rate and a 480Hz three-finger touch sampling rate. The typical brightness of the panel is listed at 500 nits and there are a total of 8192 brightness adjustment level. The display can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and one can view HDR10 content on it as well.
The phone is 8.3m thick and weighs around 205 grams, which is quite impressive for a gaming phone. Like the front, the back of the phone is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It also has an IP53 rating against dust and water spray. The camera module on the back looks a bit different compared to other Redmi K40 series devices. It’s because it now has Pulse ambient lighting that will light up in case of any notifications.
Performance and Memory
Powering Redmi’s first gaming phone is Dimensity 1200. This 6nm chipset is the best MediaTek has to offer at the moment. Talking about the chipset, it features four Cortex-A78 performance cores (1 x 3 GHz + 3 x 2.6 GHz) and four Cortex-A55 (@2GHz) efficiency cores. The cooling system on the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition consists of graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber.
Even before the launch, Redmi revealed the phone managed to score 724,495 points in AnTuTu v9. But it’s worth pointing out that AnTuTu v9 tends to score a device higher compared to v8. Users can choose between 6, 8, and 12GB of LPDDR4x memory. Similarly, storage options include 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 memory.
The triple camera setup on the back consists of a 64MP primary camera. The 1/2” inch sensor has support for 4-in-1 pixel binning. Redmi has used a glass-plastic hybrid material for the lens which it claims performs better than a complete plastic lens.
The primary shooter is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide sensor. It has a 120° Field of View (FOV). And the third camera is a 2MP sensor for macro photography. The device can record 1080p and 4k videos at 60 and 30 fps respectively. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter that can record 1080p 30fps videos.
Rest of the specs
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition gets its juice from a 5065mAh battery. It has support for Quick Charge 3+ and PowerDelivery 3.0. Redmi is also including a 67W PD-compatible charger in the box. The charger has an L-shaped connector so that users can game while charging the device simultaneously.
In terms of wireless connectivity, you get support for dual-SIM 5G, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1. For an uninterrupted gaming experience, the phone has 12 antennas in a 360-degree arrangement.
You also get magnetic pop-up shoulder buttons like the ones in the Black Shark 4 lineup. You can map it for in-game functions. There is an X-axis linear motor that can produce over 200 vibration effects. The stereo speakers are tuned by JBL and feature Hi-Res (Wired/Wireless), and Dolby Atmos certification.
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition Specifications:
- Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED, HDR10 +, 120Hz refresh rate, 500 nit brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1200 (6nm)
- Memory: 6/8/12GB LPPDDR4x RAM (4266Mbps), 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- OS: MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11
- Rear Camera: 64MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide-angle, 2MP macro
- Selfie Camera: 16MP (punch-hole cutout)
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face-unlock
- Others: Dual-SIM 5G, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, NFC, Hi-Res audio, Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos, Infrared sensor
- Battery: 5065mAh with QC3 +/ PD3.0, 67W charger
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition Price in Nepal
Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition is currently exclusive to China where it will be available from 30th April at a starting price of 1,999 Yuan. There is also a Bruce Lee Special Edition (12/256GB) that costs 2,799 Yuan. If the phone launches in Nepal, we expect the price of the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition to start at NPR 45,000.
|Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|12/256GB (Bruce Lee Special Edition)||¥2799||Rs. 65,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.