According to what emerges from the latest online rumors, it seems that the Redmi K40 Pro will be a flagship equipped with a Snapdragon 888 5G SoC.
After many months of speculation, Qualcomm has finally unveiled its brand new flagship processor called ” Snapdragon 888 “. The new flagship brings state-of-the-art mobile technologies and is built on the basis of a 5-nanometer architectural process. Shortly after the announcement, many smartphone OEMs began teasing fans with the first rumors regarding their future flagships which, in 2021, will see the light with the new chipset on board. During the event, Lei Jun, VP of Xiaomi, gave a speech stating that the Mi 11 will be one of the first flagships coming with the Snapdragon 888 5G on board. Shortly after the conference, however, the Chinese company published a teaser stating that the Mi 11 will be the first device with the aforementioned CPU. Today, the Manager redmi, Lu Weibing, announced that the sub-brand Xiaomi will be among the first batch of premium gadgets that will present new phones with Qualcomm SoC.
Redmi K40 Pro: the economic flagship of the Xiaomi sub-brand with the pop-up selfie cam
Redmi has not revealed the smartphone that will enjoy this new chipset nor the launch date. However, we don’t need to learn space engineering to know that, probably, the device that will have the Snapdragon 888 will be the Redmi K40 Pro, heir to the previous K30 pro with Snapdragon 865 presented a few months ago.
According to some rumors, the Redmi K40 Pro will not show itself very different from its predecessor. In all fairness, it could keep the bezel-less display design thanks to the pop-up motorized camera mechanism. Most companies have abandoned this stylistic choice over the months in favor of the selfie cam set in a hole (the so-called “punch-hole” screen).
While the first Xiaomi flagships with an in-display camera (literally, under the screen) are expected, this Redmi K40 Pro could also have a 108 Mpx main camera, a 4500 mAh battery, and support for 33W fast charge. The Redmi K30 Pro arrived in March 2020, so we won’t be surprised to see the Redmi K40 Pro arrive in the same month as its “ancestor”. After all, the Redmi flagship is always marketed after the Mi series of the main brand