Some phones that have starred in many of the recent leaks as part of the most anticipated Xiaomi have finally become official. We are talking about the Xiaomi Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+, a series that completes the high-end category which is one of the most affordable brands of Xiaomi.

The successors to the Redmi K30 are for now three, all with 5G and telephoto lens. They are also clones in terms of design, so it is time to look at the differences aspect by aspect.

Xiaomi Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+ Specifications

Redmi K40Redmi K40 ProRedmi K40 Pro+
Dimensions and Weight163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
196g
163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
196g
163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
196g
Screen6.67 inches
AMOLED
Full HD +
120Hz
6.67 inches
AMOLED
Full HD +
120Hz
6.67 inches
AMOLED
Full HD +
120Hz
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 870Qualcomm Snapdragon 888Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Memories6 + 128GB
8 + 128GB
8 + 256GB
12 + 256GB
6 + 128GB
8 + 128GB
6 + 128GB
12 + 256GB
Battery4,520mAh
33W
4,520mAh
33W
4,520mAh
33W
Main Camera48MP
8MP UGA
5MP telephoto
64MP
8MP UGA
5MP telephoto
108MP
8MP UGA
5MP telephoto
Front Camera20 MP20 MP20 MP
SoftwareMIUI 12
Android 11
MIUI 12
Android 11
MIUI 12
Android 11
Connectivity5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
5G
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
NFC
OthersFingerprint reader on the side, stereo speakersFingerprint reader on the side, stereo speakersFingerprint reader on the side, stereo speakers
Price255 euros to change355 euros to change470 euros to change

Same Design for the three Models

Since these are so similar mobiles, it is worth describing them at the level of these features in common. Let’s start with the design, the back of these Redmi K40 is very reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi 11, with the matte touch and gradients.

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Xiaomi Redmi K40

On the front is the front camera peeking through the screen positioned in the center. In all three models, there is a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a flat FullHD+ resolution.

Xiaomi Redmi K40

Of course, in the three models, there is a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, which, based on what we have seen in MIUI 12. The screen does not integrate the fingerprint reader, as this is integrated into the power button.

The core is different, so are the megapixels

The Redmi K40 integrates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. A processor that came to be something like the second chain for the high end, remaining as “Lite” of the Snapdragon 888, the processor that is featured on K40 Pro and K40 Pro Plus.

Xiaomi Redmi K40

The RAM is the second difference that comes out of the components, although there is a somewhat strange distribution (and inconsistencies between the specifications and the purchase website). While The Redmi K40 and K40 Pro start from the 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Redmi K40 Pro+ is somewhat more exclusive and is listed with a unique configuration of 12GB and 256GB of RAM, seeing that the K40 and K40 Pro+ reach that 12GB but not the K40 Pro. On the other hand, the Pro’s pre-order page lists a 6GB configuration for the Pro+ only, so we expect to see updates to the information in this regard.

They are again matched in both battery and fast charging, as well as software and connectivity. All three integrate a 4,520 mAh battery with 33W fast charging, boasting 5G and WiFi 6 support, as well as NFC. Neither features an audio minijack nor a microSD tray, of course.

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Xiaomi Redmi K40 battery

One of the most important parts nowadays is the photographic capabilities and here we see the next level of distinction, although it only falls on the main camera. All three integrate three rear cameras and a front-facing one.

Xiaomi Redmi K40 pro

Main camera:

  • Redmi K40: 48-megapixel sensor (1/2 inch) with f/1.8 aperture lens.
  • Redmi K40 Pro: 64-megapixel sensor (1/1.7-inch) with f/1.9 aperture lens
  • Redmi K40 Pro+: 108-megapixel (1/1.52-inch) sensor with f/1.8 aperture lens
  • Ultra wide-angle: 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens
  • Telephoto: 5-megapixel sensor
  • Front camera: 20 megapixels

Pricing and Availability of Xiaomi Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+

Xiaomi Redmi K40 series

For now, the Redmi K40 has been presented in China. We expect that some of them will pass to the international market. For now, these are their prices:

Redmi K40

  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage: CNY 1,999 ($309 at the exchange rate)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage: CNY 2,199 ($340 at the exchange rate)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage: CNY 2,499 ($386 at the exchange rate)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage: CNY 2,699 ($417 at the exchange rate)

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro

  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage: CNY 2,799 ($432 at the exchange rate)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage: CNY 2,999 ($463 at the exchange rate)
  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage: CNY 3,299 ($510 at the exchange rate)

Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro

  • Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+ Plus 12GB RAM + 256GB Storage: CNY 3,699 ($572 at the exchange rate)

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