Key Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro differences highlighted via a new leak; their TENAA listings showcase an interesting camera placement
With the Redmi K40 series slated for a February 25 launch, the smartphones have begun appearing online more often. We know that there are at least three Redmi K40-branded smartphones out there. Two of them, the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro, just showed up on the Chinese telecommunication regulatory authority, aka TENNA's website.
The Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro's TENAA listings (via MyFixGuide) give us a decent idea about the camera placement on both smartphones. Much like the Xiaomi Mi 11, both phones will come with an oddly-shaped camera configuration. In this case, the camera array will consist of two extra-large lenses that dominate most of the camera housing area. The remaining lenses will be sandwiched between the two large sensors, and a LED flash module will sit next to the assembly. As far as the actual camera specifications are concerned, a new leak from Weibo sheds some light on that.
Several key Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro specs have been highlighted via the 'About' screen. It appears that both phones will be quite similar to each other in terms of hardware used, with the notable differences lying in the SoC choice. As foretold earlier, the Redmi K40 Pro will run Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Redmi K40, on the other hand, will run the recently-unveiled Snapdragon 870 chipset. Similarly, the Pro variant will offer up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the regular Redmi K40 could limit the RAM to 8GB.
Interestingly enough, both the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro will feature a 6.8-inch QHD+ AMOLED panel. The screenshot doesn't specify its refresh rate, but we're probably looking at 90Hz at least, if not the full 120Hz. As expected, the Redmi K40 Pro will come with a 5,000mAh battery, while the regular Redmi K40 will bump that down to 4,500mAh. Support for fast charging is a given, although the exact wattage isn't known at this point. However, we do know that Xiaomi will let customers choose to have a charger included with the smartphone thanks to some Redmi K40 retail box images from earlier.
Moving on to the camera side of things, both the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro will use the same 108MP wide-angle lens. Whether or not it is the new Samsung ISOCELL HM3 sensor or a previous iteration of it remains to be seen. The differences between their camera configurations are minuscule, with the former opting to pair the 108MP sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The Redmi K40 Pro will feature a slightly better 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, but everything else remains the same. Both smartphones will employ a 30MP selfie camera modules. Redmi's CEO also teased that it would be the 'smallest ever' hole-punch selfie camera seen in any smartphone so far.