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We’ve seen Redmi post teasers after teasers after teasers of its first gaming phone on Chinese social media platform Weibo. But the best one so far is a video showing an actual unit 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.)
The Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition is seen in action in this 33-second clip the brand recently uploaded ahead of the unit’s April 27 launch. Or specifically, its shoulder buttons, which pops up when you push the slider.
Teaser video of Redmi’s first gaming phone
Looks familiar? Yeah, because that’s the same implementation of pressure-sensitive shoulder keys on the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro. We’re not surprised, because the said smartphones are from another Xiaomi sub-brand — its gaming-focused one — after all.
The K40 Game Enhanced Edition does seem slim and light, just as previously promised by Redmi. And it doesn’t look as fancy as other gaming phones such as the ASUS ROG Phone 5, just as it said before as well. Now, the only thing we’ll see if it’s indeed going to break grounds when it comes to price.
Achieving a benchmark score of 724,495 in the Antutu app’s version, the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition uses a 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G chip, which is the same processor powering the Realme GT Neo. It’s confirmed to feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED screen with 120Hz refresh and 480Hz touch-sampling rates, 8,192 levels of brightness, 1.07 billion colors, DCI-P3 color gamut, support for HDR10+, a 2.7mm chin, and 1.8mm bezels.
The device has a TÜV Rheinland High Game Certification V2.0 under its belt. It boasts a large graphene area based on the new Aerospace Composite Cooling Film technology.
Rumors say the Redmi K40 Game Enhanced Edition packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports up to 67 watts of quick charging, a 64-megapixel triple rear camera, and MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. It will allegedly be part of the POCO brand outside China.
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