Xiaomi has just unveiled the first gaming phone for its Redmi series. And as expected, it covers most of what you’d expect from a gaming device—fast display, capable processor, and quick-charging device.
The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition or Gaming Enhanced Edition is equipped with a 6.67-inch 2,400 x 1,080 pixel AMOLED display that supports 10-bit colors, HDR10+, DCI-P3 coverage, 120Hz refresh rate, and 480Hz touch sampling rate.
Similar to what you’ve seen on the Black Shark 4, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition packs in physical shoulder triggers for better control while you game. The triggers can be retracted when these aren’t in use.
This gaming handset runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset with 5G, and it comes in the following configurations: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 128GB, and 12GB + 256GB.
Cooling is handled by a combination of graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber. There is no built-in fan, or a fan accessory included.
Xiaomi arms the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition with a sizeable 5,065mAh battery, which is rechargeable in 42 minutes with the supplied 67W charging brick.
To enjoy your gaming experience further, this handset comes with JBL-tuned stereo speakers on the top and bottom, with support for Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos.
This device, which supports IP53 dust and water resistance, comes with a triple camera setup at the back and an LED flash that’s shaped in, well, a flash. It has a 64-megapixel 1/2.0-inch Quad Bayer primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and 2-megapixel macro shooter. Its front-facing camera is a 16-megapixel unit.
The Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is launching on April 30 in China, starting at CNY 1,999 (approx. PHP 14,949 or USD 308) up to CNY 2,699 (PHP 20,184 or USD 416).
The company is also releasing a special edition Bruce Lee King of Kung Fu variant featuring a yellow-and-black colorway and armed with the highest 12GB + 256GB RAM configuration. This model will cost CNY 2,799 (PHP 20,936 or USD 432).
We don’t know Xiaomi plans for bringing the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition outside of China. But we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a wider release.