Redmi K40 Gaming Edition with MediaTek Dimensity 1200, 120Hz refresh rate display launched in China , Redmi’s first gaming phone has retractable shoulder buttons, JBL speakers and a Bruce Lee-inspired special edition

Xiaomi has added a new smartphone under its Redmi K40 series. The new Redmi K40 Gaming Edition was teased by the company last week, and today it has been officially announced in China. As the name suggests, it is aimed at mobile gamers and offers some unique features, including retractable shoulder buttons, vapor chamber cooling, a 480Hz touch sampling rate, and some accent lighting.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition: Specifications

SpecificationRedmi K40 Gaming Edition
Dimensions & Weight161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3mm205gms
Display6.67-inch OLEDFHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels)120Hz refresh rateGorilla Glass 5HDR10+500-nits peak brightness
SoCMediaTek Dimensity 1200Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
RAM & Storage6GB RAM + 128GB storage8GB RAM + 128GB storage12GB RAM + 128GB storage8GB RAM + 256GB storage12GB RAM + 256GB storage
Battery & Charging5065mAh battery67W fast charging
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scannerFace unlock
Rear Camera(s)Primary: 64MP f/1.7 primary cameraSecondary: 8MP ultra-wide camera, f/2.2,Tertiary: 2MP macro camera, f/2.4
Front Camera(s)16MP
Port(s)USB Type-C
AudioJBL tuned stereo speakersDolby AtmosTriple microphones
Connectivity5G LTENFCBluetooth 5.2InfraredWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO,
SoftwareAndroid 11 with MIUI 12.5

The smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display with HDR10+ support, 500-nits peak brightness, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone packs a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor with up to 12GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone also comes with vapor chamber technology called ‘LiquidCool‘ with white graphene to keep the temperatures under control while gaming.

The handset additionally elements a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.65 aperture lens, an eight-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a two-megapixel macro camera. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel camera at the front positioned in a centrally positioned hole-punch cutout.

For connectivity, there is 5G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The battery on the handset is rated at 5,065mAh and supports 67W quick charging. Other notable points include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, IP53 dirt and water resistance, a triple microphone setup, and speakers tuned with the aid of JBL alongside with assist for Dolby Atmos. The smartphone will be available in Black, Silver, and White colors. A special Bruce Lee Special Edition will additionally be offered.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition hardware

Coming to core hardware, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has a 6.67-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate (480Hz touch sampling). Redmi is using a 10-bit panel that supports HDR10+ playback. Rounding off the display package is a hole punch cutout housing a 16MP selfie camera.

Under the hood, the phone has a 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip paired with up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. Fuelling the phone is a 5,065mAh battery with 67W fast charging via USB Type-C. The phone packs dual stereo speakers tuned by JBL (Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos are both supported) and an exhaustive thermal system which is a combination of graphene, graphite and vapour chamber cooling. The phone is also IP53 certified.

For photography, the phone has three cameras, including a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide-angle and another 2MP macro shooter.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition prices and availability

As for pricing and availability, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is priced at CNY 1,999 ($309 approx) in China for the base variant that comes with 6GB RAM and 129GB storage. The 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,199 ($340 approx), and the 8GB + 256GB model is priced at CNY 2,399 ($370 approx). The handset is also offered with 12GB of RAM that is available with either 128GB storage priced at CNY 2,399 ($370 approx), 256GB storage for CNY 2,699 ($416 approx). The Bruce Lee Special Edition will be available with 12GB + 256GB at CNY 2,799 ($432 approx). The smartphone can be pre-ordered in China starting today with the first sale starting on April 30.