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Pricing details of the Redmi K40 series revealed: Flagship-killing Redmi K40 Pro touted to start under US$500 in China

The Redmi K40 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K40 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K40 series will be launched on February 25 in China and pricing details of the phones have now leaked ahead of launch. The leaked prices should gladden the hearts of expectant fans, with pricing for the lineup starting at the Chinese equivalent of US$340.

Xiaomi will launch the much-awaited Redmi K40 series on February 25. Details of the devices have leaked rather comprehensively over the past week, which leaves pricing as the major bone of contention. Thankfully, though, information about that has also surfaced.

Going by new images seen online, the Redmi K40 series will start at CNY 2,199. That converts into US$340, for the base model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The Redmi K40 Pro—the one most people would prefer to get—starts at CNY 2,999. Or US$465, also for the model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

The Redmi K40 Pro will be powered by a Snapdragon 888, with that US$465 starting price tag in China effectively making it the cheapest device with Qualcomm's flagship chipset when it launched. It's inconclusive what chipset will be in the Redmi K40. Both the regular Redmi K40 and the Redmi K40 Pro are expected to sport premium 120 Hz OLED panels.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-02-23 (Update: 2021-02-23)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.