Before their launch, Redmi K40 and K40 Pro appeared on the Chinese certification website TENAA. The listing gives us a first look at the possible design of the two smartphones. The launch of Redmi K40 has already been confirmed by Lu Weibing the General Manager of Redmi, on February 25, while the Pro model can arrive at a later date. The smartphone is confirmed to have the smallest hole-punch in the world, and the company executive has also hinted at its possible price. Both smartphones will have similar designs based on images posted on TENNA. Both phones will have a center-aligned hole-punch cutout on display. At the back, it features a rectangular camera module with curved corners that is very similar to what we’ve seen recently on the Mi 11. The camera system appears to have two large camera sensors and two smaller ones.
The smartphone will come with a starting price of CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs 34,000), which Weibing revealed last month while confirming the launch. The smartphone is priced more aggressively than the Mi 11. As far as the specifics were concerned, Weibing also says that the phone would come with the “smallest” selfie camera hole, stereo speakers, and “great” battery life, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 SoC. It can have a flat display that can have a full HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) panel. The smartphone is inclined to have 33W of fast charging support. The battery behind the phone could have been a 45000mAh pack. Coming to the front camera, Weibing said the Redmi K40 would feature a center-positioned punch-hole display to house the selfie camera. The device is builtin a bid to achieve the highest possible screen-to-body ratio, and that’s why Xiaomi is also looking to introduce the smallest punch-hole cutout ever seen on the phone. There’s still no word about the phone availability in India. Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 in India in 2019 but decided not to bring the Redmi K30. There is a chance that Redmi K40 could also be re-branded for the Indian market.