Redmi, Chinese technology giant Xiaomi’s sub-brand, on Wednesday launched its long-hyped K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition mobile phone, adding a new member to the company’s flagship K40 series.
Equipped with MediaTek’s premium Dimensity 1200 SoC, the K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition features a cooling system adopting new aerospace-grade heat dissipation material. The phone has a 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED display with HDR 10+ support, 10-bit colors, DCI-P3 coverage, 480Hz touch sampling rate and 120Hz refresh rate. It also comes with Dolby Atoms and JBL dual stereo speakers.
To make the phone even more gamer-friendly, Redmi graced it with retractable mechanical shoulder buttons, functioning as gaming triggers which are usually seen on a joystick. The K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition packs a 5,065 mAh battery that supports 67W fast charging. It weighs 205 grams and is only 8.33mm thick.
The phone comes in three different colors: Silver Wing, Light Blade and Dark Shadow. However, for those who are looking for a more colorful design, the company provides an option of marked individuality: A commemorative “Bruce Lee King of Kung Fu”-inscribed version of the phone. This unconventional top-end configuration features theme-appropriate black lines on a yellow background, echoing the martial-arts film superstar’s signature costume.
Prices for the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition start at 1,999 yuan ($308) for a base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, 2,199 yuan ($339) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage version, 2,399 yuan ($370) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage or the 12GB RAM + 128GB storage variants, and 2,699 yuan ($365) for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage top-end option. Furthermore, the Bruce Lee-themed special edition is priced at 2,799 yuan ($432).
Consumers can now pre-order the smartphone by paying a deposit of 100 yuan ($15.4). The sale will officially start on April 30 on Xiaomi’s website and major e-commerce platforms in China.
Last month, Chinese smartphone maker Realme unveiled the world’s first Dimensity 1200-powered smartphone – GT Neo, which also aims to improve users’ mobile gaming experience. According to the company, sales of the GT Neo has topped 200,000 as of April 27, twenty days after the phone went on the market.