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Redmi K40 to be released under POCO brand globally

Redmi K40 to be released under POCO brand globally

by Vyncent ChanFebruary 26, 2021
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The Redmi K40 series has just been announced in China, and yet the device has already been spotted in a listing Singapore’s IMDA. Well, not as the Redmi K40 per se, but as a POCO. It should arrive pretty soon as either the POCO F3 or POCO F3 Pro.

POCO F3 Redmi K40 IMDA listing

The model number M2012K11AG reveals that it will be the Snapdragon 870-toting Redmi K40 that has been certified in Singapore, and not the beefier Redmi K40 Pro duo that pack the Snapdragon 888. The Redmi K40 is a downgrade in some ways from the POCO F2 Pro, so hopefully it will not bear the POCO F3 Pro moniker.

The only upgrades are the slightly faster Snapdragon 870 chipset, 120Hz AMOLED display and stereo speakers. The 48MP triple camera setup, battery capacity and the loss of the 3.5mm headphone jack are pretty major downgrades if you are coming from the POCO F2 Pro.

Redmi K40 Pro audio

We have no idea on how the Redmi K40 / POCO F3 will be priced when it gets launched globally, but the Redmi K40 is also quite significantly more affordable than the Redmi K30 Pro in China, so hopefully guess the global pricing will also reflect that. You can check out the Redmi K40 series’ specifications and pricing in the table down below.

Redmi K40 Series Specs and Pricing

Redmi K40 Redmi K40 Pro Redmi K40 Pro+
Chipset Snapdragon 870, octa-core @ up to 3.2GHz
7nm FinFET
Snapdragon 888, octa-core @ up to 2.84GHz
7nm FinFET
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
Display 6.67″ FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED DotDisplay
1300 nit peak brightness, True Tone, 8-bit, HDR10+, MEMC
Rear Camera 48MP f/1.79, Sony IMX582
8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
5MP telephoto macro
Up to 4K30 video recording
64MP f/1.89
8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
5MP telephoto camera
Up to 4K60/8K30 video recording
64MP f/1.75, Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor
8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide
5MP telephoto camera
Up to 4K60/8K30 video recording
Selfie Camera 20MP selfie camera
Battery 4520mAh Li-ion battery
33W fast charging
USB-PD 3.0 / QuickCharge 3+
Dimensions 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight 196g
Price 6GB+128GB: 1999 CNY (~RM1251)
8GB+128GB: 2199 CNY (~RM1376)
8GB+256GB: 2499 CNY (~RM1564)
12GB+256GB: 2699 CNY (~RM1689)
6GB+128GB: 2799 CNY (~RM1752)
8GB+128GB: 2999 CNY (~RM1877)
8GB+256GB: 3299 CNY (~RM2065)
12GB+256GB: 3699 CNY (~RM2315)

Redmi K40 Pro colors

Are you looking forward to a POCO device based on the Redmi K40? Let us know!


Pokdepinion: I hope the Redmi K40 Pro is also available globally… I want that Damascus steel finish!


About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.