Redmi’s first foray into gaming phones is here and it’s called the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition (or Gaming Enhanced Edition, depending on which version of the machine translation you want to believe).
The K40 Gaming Edition covers all the basics to be considered a serious gaming smartphone – you have a 120Hz display with 480Hz touch sampling rate, physical shoulder triggers to enhance control and a 5,000mAh battery that can go all day and recharge in 42 minutes with the supplied 67W charging.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition uses a 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset, paired with 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM – storage options are 6/128GB, 8/128GB, 8/256GB, 12/128GB and 12/256GB.
Cooling is achieved through a combination of graphene, graphite and a vapor chamber. There are no built-in fans, nor a fan accessory here.
Visuals are handled by the 6.67-inch 2400x1080px AMOLED panel, which packs impressive specs – 10-bit (1.067 billion) colors, HDR10+ support, DCI-P3 coverage and the aforementioned 120Hz refresh rate.
The triple camera is flanked by accent lighting and an LED flash shaped like, well a flash. You get a 64MP 1/2.0-inch Quad-Bayer main camera, an 8MP ultrawide unit and a 2MP macro camera.
Sound is delivered by JBL-tuned stereo speakers on the top and bottom of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. Additionally you get Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos support.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is launching on April 30, priced from CNY 1,999 ($310) for the base 6/128GB version to , CNY 2,199 ($340), CNY 2,399 and CNY 2,699 ($420) for the top 12/256GB edition. The other available configurations are 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/128GB.
There’s also an exclusive Bruce Lee special edition is coming with a yellow rear panel, yellow accessories and maxed-out 12/256GB memory.