We have known for a long time that Redmi was working on a gaming mobile and, finally, it is official. Xiaomi’s Chinese sister company has presented the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition, the new member of the huge Redmi K40 family that, on this occasion, puts aside the simple and minimalist design to opt for an aggressive aesthetic and a good batch of functions for the most gamers.
The device has been launched in China and, at the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival on the international market / Spain. As expected, in China its price is the most interesting, and is that the most powerful version, 12/256 GB, costs 2,699 yuan, about 344 euros to change. What does the first Redmi gaming mobile offer? Let’s see it.
Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Specification
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161.94 x 16.93 x 8.3 mm|
Full HD + flexible OLED (1,080 x 2,400 pixels) Up
to 120 Hz refresh rate
480 Hz touch response
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Dimensity 1200|
GPU ARM Mali-G77 MC9
|RAM||6/8/12 GB LPDDR4X|
|STORAGE||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||16 megapixels|
|REAR CAMERA||64 megapixels main, f / 1.65|
8 megapixels ultra wide angle, 120º, f / 2.2
2 megapixels macro, f / 2.4
67 W fast charge
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 11|
|CONNECTIVITY||5G / 4G|
Bluetooth 5.2 is
|OTHERS||Fingerprint sensor on the side|
Dolby Atmos audio certification
Dual stereo speakers
|PRICE||From 255.43 dollars to change|
Full Hertz and Triggers
We begin by reviewing the aesthetic section, which at a first glance already lets us see that we are facing a smartphone designed to play. The device has a rather aggressive rear available in gray, silver, black and yellow. It has a series of Cyberpunk-style lines on the chassis, as well as a camera module that, apparently, has some rings that light up when we are playing.
It is not a small device or exactly light. It is 8.3 millimeters thick and weighs 205 grams, making it above the average for other Redmi phones, but somewhat below other gaming phones. In its chassis we can find some interesting elements, such as the pop-up triggers on both sides of the left edge, the dual stereo speakers and the side fingerprint sensor (curious that it is not under the screen).
Regarding the screen, Redmi has not fallen short and has implemented a 6.67-inch OLED panel, FullHD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) and 120 Hz refresh rate. It has a maximum brightness of 500 nits, reproduces HDR10 + content and the DCI-P3 color space, and has a 480 Hz sampling rate to detect touches faster.
MediaTek under the hood and software to play
We thus go inside, where we find a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor (six nanometers, Cortex A78 cores and up to 3 GHz) with a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. It is accompanied by six, eight or 12 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 128 or 256 GB of internal UFS 3.1 storage and a triple-layer cooling system placed in the central area.
The battery is 5,065 mAH with a fast charge of 67W and the operating system is Android 11 with MIUI 12.5. Beyond the data, the interesting thing is in the specific functions for gaming, since Redmi has implemented the possibility of adding a peephole in shooters, the remapping of the triggers so that they do what we want in each game, a tactical countdown which puts the game in PiP and shows the time we have left to respawn and different contextual vibration systems.
Regarding photography, we find a familiar configuration: 64 megapixel f / 1.65 main sensor, an eight megapixel wide angle with f / 2.2 aperture and 120º field of view and a 2 megapixel macro with f / aperture. 2.4. The selfies are left in the hands of a 16 megapixel front sensor that, by the way, we find in the perforation of the screen.
Versions and price of Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition
As we indicated previously, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has been launched in China and in China it seems that it is going to stay, at least for now. The prices depend on the configuration of RAM memory and internal storage and are as follows:
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 6GB / 128 GB : 255.43 dollars at the exchange rate (1,999 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 8/128 GB : 280.99 dollars at the exchange rate (2,199 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 8/256 GB : 306.54 dollars at the exchange rate (2,399 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 12/128 GB : 306.54 dollars at the exchange rate (2,399 yuan).
- Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 12/256 GB : 344.88 dollars to change (2,699 yuan).
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