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Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has finally introduced its first gaming smartphone, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition.

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition (roughly translated from Chinese) has the looks and features of a proper gaming phone. It has a unique for-gamers design that we’ve never seen before. You can spot the unique accents on the back, a distinct camera glass, and a cool LED flash in a lightning design.

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It’s available in White, Grey, Black, and a Cyberpunk-like Yellow that’s actually called the Bruce Lee special edition.

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Like the ROG Phone 5, Legion Phone 2, and other gaming phones, the new Redmi K40 has physical shoulder buttons for extra controls.

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Powering this device is a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor, which is cooled by a vapor chamber, graphite, and graphene materials.

The rest of the specs are your typical blown-out hardware for a gaming phone. There’s a large 6.67-inch screen with a vibrant AMOLED panel, fast 120Hz refresh rate, and 480Hz touch response. The screen also has extras like HDR10+, DCI-P3, and 10-bit color.

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Redmi also spiced up the audio department. The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has stereo speakers tuned by JBL. Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos support are also present.

It has a 5,065mAh battery. Not the biggest, but it should be enough to last for hours of gaming. It then charges via a USB Type-C 67W charger. A full charge will only take 42 minutes.

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The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has a starting price of CNY1,999 (around Php14,900) for the 6GB/128GB, CNY2,199 (around Php16,400) for the 8GB/128GB, CNY2,399 (around Php17,900) for the 8GB/256GB and 12GB/128GB, and CNY2,699 (around Php20,100) for the 12GB/256GB. The Bruce Lee special edition is only available for the top-tier variant. All models will be available in China this April 30.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Specs

  • Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 395ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling, HDR10+, DCI-P3
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 3.0GHz MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G octa-core processor
  • Water cooling
  • 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM
  • Mali-G77 MC9 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.7, PDAF) + 8-megapixel ultra-wide + 2-megapixel (macro, f/2.4) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • JBL-tuned stereo speakers
  • Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos
  • No headphone jack
  • Physical trigger buttons
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC, BDS
  • NFC
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.9 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 205g
  • Colors: Bruce Lee Yellow, Silver, Gray, Black
  • 5,065mAh non-removable battery, 67W fast charging

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