Heavy! Redmi K40 announced the cheapest Snapdragon 888 mobile phone with pricing starting at 2999 yuan (USD $428)

At noon today, Lu Weibing, general manager of the Redmi brand, officially announced the preview of the new Redmi K40 on Weibo.

The Redmi K40 series will be officially unveiled next month, equipped with Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor Snapdragon 888, priced from 2999 yuan (USD $428) .

Redmi K40 series officially announced

By then, this phone will also become the cheapest Snapdragon 888 flagship phone on the market.

In addition to the processor, Lu Weibing also revealed that the Redmi K40 will be equipped with “the most expensive face-to-face screen in history”, and the battery is definitely greater than 4000mAh.

Lu Weibing said: “In 2021, Redmi will not be afraid of any opponents, and will carry out the cost-effectiveness of flagship mobile phones to the end! Real flagship, dare to KO!”

According to previous news, the Redmi K40 series will still launch two models, including Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro, each equipped with different hardware configurations.

Among them, the Redmi K40 Pro is the flagship model, equipped with the Snapdragon 888 processor, while the Redmi K40 standard version is focused on the mid-range market and is equipped with a new generation of MediaTek 5G processor.

Some time ago, some netizens have exposed the renderings and spy photos of the Redmi K40 Pro.

Net exposure Redmi K40 Pro rendering

As you can see from the picture, the Redmi K40 Pro will use a center-drilled display on the front. The front-facing opening is also small in diameter, and the screen-to-body ratio is also very well controlled. The direct-facing screen design will not only reduce some costs. , It can also effectively avoid accidental touch, green screen and other problems.

The back of the Redmi K40 Pro uses a design similar to that of the Redmi K30s, equipped with a big eye rectangular four-camera module in the upper left corner, and the right side of the camera module also has laser focus and flash.

Redmi K40 Pro engineering machine spy photos revealed online

As for the Redmi K40 standard version, it is reported that the machine will be equipped with MediaTek’s next-generation sub-flagship chip. The previously exposed running score information shows that the chip is based on the 6nm process and adopts the latest ARM Cortex A78 architecture, consisting of four Cortex A78+ four. It is composed of Cortex A55 and the GPU is Mali-G77.

The running score information shows that this chip’s score on the Antutu platform exceeded 620,000 points, which has surpassed last year’s Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 865 chip.