Leak points towards Xiaomi launching a new family of devices; Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro may feature upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs instead
Xiaomi is apparently not only working on a device called the Redmi K30 Ultra, but also two smartphones codenamed Gauguin and Gaugin Pro. Revealed by XDA Developers courtesy of XDA Member kacskrz and XDA Senior Member Deic, the references to these codenames were spotted several times in MIUI 12 code.
According to the website, Gauguin and Gauguin Pro may be marketed under the same name, as Xiaomi does with devices like the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro. One of the ways that Xiaomi will distinguish the two devices is by their primary rear-facing cameras. XDA Developers states that Gauguin will feature a 64 MP sensor, whereas Gauguin Pro will have a 108 MP one instead. There is no word on the specific sensors being used though, for reference. Additionally, the website claims that there are references to China, Global and India versions of the Gauguin family.
These devices are supposedly based on Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, meaning that they are unrelated to the MediaTek-powered Redmi K30 Ultra on which we reported last week. Digital Chat Station has corroborated XDA Developer's findings, although they have stated that Xiaomi may release regional variants with different specifications.
The same leaker also claims that Xiaomi also has two Redmi K40 series devices planned. We should stress that it is unclear whether these are codenamed Gauguin and Gauguin Pro, though. However, the leaker claims that the Redmi K40 will be powered by the Snapdragon 775G and that a Snapdragon 875 will underpin the Redmi K40 Pro. These devices will apparently be released in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, respectively.