Xiaomi Redmi 40, the best mid-range of the Chinese brand revives with great power and excellent screen

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After showing the world his Xiaomi Mi 11, the brand completes its mid-range and high-end catalog with new ‘Redmis’, the K40. Starting with the most basic of the three presented, the Xiaomi Redmi K40: the new phone offers high performance at a reasonable price.

What would Xiaomi be if it did not present new phones constantly, right? There is no doubt, the Chinese brand has one of the largest mobile catalogs in the world, it is also extremely versatile. Because, how about offering a mid-range with aspirations and without the design or materials lacking? Well, here is the new Xiaomi Redmi K40, a smartphone that is already official in China.

Xiaomi Redmi K40 datasheet

Xiaomi Redmi K40


AMOLED 6.67 ”
Full HD + (1,080 x 2,400 pixels)
Refresh rate 120 Hz
144 Hz tactile response


Snapdragon 870


Adreno 650


6/8/12 GB LPDDR5


128/256 GB UFS 3.1

Frontal camera

20 megapixels

Rear camera

48 main pixels
8 megapixel ultra wide angle, 119º
5 megapixel macro telephoto


4,520 mAh
33W fast charge

Operating system

Android 11


Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1


Fingerprint sensor on one side
Dual GPS
Dolby Atmos
Dual stereo speakers

Dimensions and weight

163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
196 g


From 253.40 euros to change

Powerful with a high-quality screen

Xiaomi Redmi K40 1

The Xiaomi Redmi K40 starts with enormous power inside: the brand bets on the recent Snapdragon 870, an SoC that is basically the 865 with some improvement. Therefore, the processor maintains the high performance of the phone, also the high capacity in games and in wireless connectivity. WiFi 6, 5G and NFC, nothing hits in this part.

The screen chosen by Xiaomi is AMOLED for technology with the 6.67 inches of diagonal that mark the final size of the phone (and with less than 200 grams of weight). The front is well taken advantage of by the small upper hole for the 20 megapixel front camera, it lacks curves at the edges and offers high refresh rate (120 Hz) and fast tactile response (360 Hz). In addition, Xiaomi ensures that the screen of the Xiaomi Redmi K40 reaches 1,300 nits of maximum brightness.

Xiaomi Redmi K40

The rear camera module reminds the one used by Xiaomi in the Xiaomi Mi 11: great presence of the main sensors (48 megapixels and 8 megapixel ultra wide angle) with space for the LED flash and autofocus. Also for the 5 megapixel macro telephoto camera, a photographic hardware auction that enables different camera modes within the application; app that comes complete in terms of functions, AI and beauty.

Xiaomi Redmi K40

The Xiaomi Redmi K40 is finished with a 4,520 mAh battery with 33 W fast charging via USB C. Xiaomi does not skimp on speed in RAM and storage (LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 respectively), it offers Android 11 with MIUI 12, a capacitive fingerprint reader on the side of the phone and dual stereo speakers.

Price and availability of the Xiaomi Redmi K40

Xiaomi Redmi K40

The phone is official in China, it can now be reserved and will be available in the country in different versions. The model will not be distributed internationally (surely yes to India), but most likely it will come to Europe under another name, such as Xiaomi Mi 11T (or perhaps as some variant of the Redmi Note 10).

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The prices at which the Xiaomi Redmi K40 is distributed in China are as follows:

  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 6/128 GB: 253.40 euros to change (1,999 yuan).
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 8/128 GB: 278.75 euros to change (2,199 yuan).
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 8/256 GB: 316.78 euros to change (2,499 yuan).
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 12/256 GB: 342.13 euros to change (2,499 yuan).

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