Last month, Redmi announced the Redmi K40 Gaming as its first gaming-focused smartphone. The handset came with mechanical gaming trigger buttons. Before launch, the rumor mill speculated that another variant of the phone would come with an inferior chipset. Both models were expected to break coverage at the same time, but the company only announced the Redmi K40 Gaming. A tipster from China shared the main specifications of the other model. Redmi is likely to launch it in China this month.
In February, Digital Chat Station claimed that the Redmi K40 Gaming phone has two chipset versions powered by MT6893 (Dimensity 1200) and MT6891 (Dimensity 1100). While the former has already been launched, Redmi has yet to confirm the latter’s arrival.
New information shared by the informer reveals that the Dimensity 1100 SoC powered edition of the Redmi K40 Gaming phone’s screen has a centrally aligned punch hole and supports a Full HD + resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It has a 64 megapixel main camera on the back and supports 67W fast charging for the 5000mAh battery.
This phone is likely to hit the Chinese markets as a Lite version of the Redmi K40 Gaming. The K40 Gaming phone starts at 1,999 Yuan (~ $ 311). Therefore, there is a possibility that the Dimensity 1100 SoC variant will start at around 1,599 yuan (~ $ 249) or 1,699 yuan (~ $ 264).
The model number of the Redmi K40 Gaming is M2104K10C. It looks like the M2104K10AC, which was spotted in places like 3C, TENAA and Master Lu benchmarks, could be the Redmi K40 Gaming Lite. The Master Lu listing revealed that it has an FHD + display, Dimensity 1100 chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built-in memory. The alleged Redmi K40 Gaming Lite may debut later this month.