Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is the company’s first gaming handset but its better

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has been officially announced in China with dual magnetic gaming triggers, a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED displays with a 120Hz refresh rate, and powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor.

With gaming phones make waves around the world, Redmi ventures into the trendy and leading industry with its first-ever gaming handset – Redmi K40 Gaming Editio or Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition.

It is the “Gaming Edition” which explains the fact that there are other K40 phones. Yes, Redmi recently launched its K40 series including K40 Pro+ with 108MP camera, K40 Pro, and K40.

While the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition might draw a lot of specifications from the K40 Pro+, the additional gaming features are quite impressive alongside slightly advanced features when compared with the Pro Plus.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Display/Camera

Introduced with a 120Hz high refresh rate, 480Hz simultaneous three-fingerprint simultaneous touch sampling rate, the K40 Gaming Edition is quite serious, featuring a 1.8mm trilateral equal width, and 2.7mm ultra-narrow chin.

It is a 6.67-inch FHD+ flexible AMOLED screen, 10-bit (1.067 billion) colors, HDR10+ support, DCI-P3 coverage, up to 500 nits brightness with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection but the fingerprint scanner was moved to the side.

It is 8.3mm thick and weighs 205g, which is quite light-weighted. The connectivity options includes 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1 + L5), NavIC, and support for NFC.

While cameras may not be needed, Redmi mounted a triple camera sensor, 64-megapixels f/1.65 camera with LED flash support, 8-megapixels 119° ultra-wide angle, 2-megapixels telemacro lens, and 16-megapixels selfie lens.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Smartphone

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Chips/Battery

Let’s dive into features that turn this normal Smartphone into a sturdy gaming handset. The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is completely powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 6nm chipset and runs MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11.

For coolant, there is no built-in fan, neither a fan accessory, but it arrives with a combination of graphene, graphite, and a vapor chamber. First is the multi-stacked graphite layers combined with super-large vapor chambers.

Alongside is a new aerospace-grade heat dissipation material with a built-in “white graphene” layer that covers 11540mm², which efficiently dissipates heat for the charging chip and that is not all.

It also offers good insulation to reduce its impact on nearby antennas to reduce the temperature by 2°C. This will definitely do the heat dissipation job perfectly. There is a physical shoulder trigger to enhance control.

With the magnetic dual-trigger design, users will not only use two fingers, but it now allows users to play games using four fingers. With its mechanical structure, there’ll be stability and realistic pressing feedback.

In comparison to the traditional mechanical transmission structure, the magnetic triggers can effectively reduce the wear-out in daily use, with a lifespan of up to 1.5 million taps.

Redmi boasted sound quality with the world’s leading technology – Dolby Atmos in Dual speakers approved by the JBL synthesis certification system, offering a truly immersive gaming experience.

It also comes with X-axis Linear Motor, RGB lighting, offering realistic gaming details, an L-shaped USB Type-C connector, IP53 dust, water resistance, and also a low-key and restrained overall appearance.

It packs a 5065mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging through a USB Type-C connector that can charge the phone up to 100% in just 42 minutes, and believe it this can go all day, offering more steaming gaming hours.

It arrives with USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res audio, and it comes in Black, Silver, and White colors. The company also added a limited option, it is the Bruce Lee Special Edition in 12GB RAM + 256GB storage version.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Bruce Lee Special Edition 12GB RAM and 256GB storage
Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Bruce Lee Special Edition 12GB RAM and 256GB storage

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Price

The Bruce Lee Special Edition is packed in a special shiny ‘yellowish gold box, it also arrives with a unique finish on the back with a special case in the box. This variant costs 2,799 yuan ($431).

While the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition 6GB/128GB option costs 1,999 yuan ($308), the 8GB/128GB variant goes for 2,199 yuan ($339), the 8GB/256GB and 12GB/128GB is priced at 2,399 yuan ($369).

Then the top-end variant, 12GB / 256GB set you back to 2,699 yuan ($416). Starting from the 30th of April, these mobile phones will be available to order and will go on sale in the country, China.

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