Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition gaming phone design and launch teaser via Revu Philippines

Redmi gaming phone launch scheduled for April 27

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When is Redmi’s first gaming phone coming? The brand has finally revealed the launch date of the device.

(Update, April 27: Redmi’s first gaming phone is official, and it’s priced from around $308 only! Bruce Lee King of Kung Fu Edition, hello! 😱 All details here.)

(Update, April 23: This is how Redmi’s first gaming phone looks.)

According to an official post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition will debut in China April 27, or just a week from today.

Do not expect the handset to look like what we’ve come to expect from gaming smartphones such as the ASUS ROG Phone 5, as two of the teasers have this caption:

Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition launch teasers via Revu Philippines

Not thick, not heavy, not fancy, they say

Which could mean that supposed Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition posters seen below, showing a traditional-looking handset with a punch-hole screen, are indeed the real deal.

Is this the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition?

The Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor that debuted on the Realme GT Neo. The 6nm 5G chip is said to be faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 and offers up to 22% faster processing performance and a maximum of 25% more power efficiency than previous high-end MediaTek SoCs.

SEE ALSO: Redmi 9T vs Realme C15 vs Vivo Y20i: Which offers the most value for money?

The Redmi gaming phone is expected to pack shoulder buttons, a 6.7-inch E4 AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery that supports up to 67 watts of quick charging, a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 main rear sensor paired with 8- and 5-megapixel cameras, and MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. Prices allegedly start at ¥1,999 (roughly P14,862 or $308).

Rumors say the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition will launch in India under POCO, another Xiaomi brand. We wonder if it will be released in the Philippines.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.