17 March 2021
UPDATE (February 19th, 2021):
Redmi has released new Redmi K40 posters teasing some of the specifications and features. It is confirmed to feature triple rear cameras with AI-powered features. It has a vertically-aligned camera setup featuring two big camera sensors and a small camera sensor. You can refer to the official poster shared below.
Original (February 9th, 2021)
After tons of rumors and leaks in the past six months or so, Redmi has finally confirmed that it will unveil the Redmi K40 lineup at an event on February 25th. This particular event will take place in China and a global launch should take place sometime later. The series will be a successor to the Redmi K30 lineup of 2019 which was an instant hit in the market.
The official teaser poster does not reveal any features or specifications of the device. It confirms the phone name i.e. Redmi K40 suggesting that we could see only one phone getting launched that day. The more premium variant i.e. Redmi K40 Pro and another model Redmi K40S is likely to arrive at a later time.
The Redmi K40 is touted to arrive with a brand new design that would make it stand out from the competition. It is confirmed to release with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and thus becoming one of the handfuls of devices to feature the newest flagship chipset. There will be a superior quality flat display panel with a punch-hole claimed to be the smallest one on a smartphone.
The whole package will be powered by a battery of capacity over 4,000mAh. The Redmi K40 will cost CNY 2,999 i.e. about $465 for the base model but we do not configuration details yet.