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Weekly poll: are the three Redmi K40 telephones the kings of their label segments or no longer?

Xiaomi unveiled three Redmi Ok40 telephones earlier this week. Or did it? When you ask at upright the disguise and camera, there’s handiest one mobile phone. When you ask on the chipset, there are two telephones. And in the occasion you ask on the cameras, there are three telephones.

That would possibly sound treasure a magic trick, nonetheless a like a flash bustle throughout the specs would possibly perhaps perhaps simply nonetheless certain issues up.

Redmi K40 series highlight features and differences in infographic form
Redmi K40 series highlight features and differences in infographic form


Redmi Ok40 series spotlight aspects and differences in infographic form

All three Ok40 telephones enlighten the the same 6.67” Big AMOLED disguise (an E4 panel). It impresses with 360Hz contact sampling fee (one amongst the quickest we’ve seen yet) and 120Hz refresh fee (no longer the quickest, nonetheless nonetheless frigid).

And it boasts HDR10+ and 1,300 nits peak brightness on the side of a supreme A+ fetch from Expose Mate. The 1080p+ resolution and comparatively broken-down Gorilla Glass 5 are no longer as impressive, nonetheless are these deal breakers for you?

E4 AMOLED panel with DCI-P3 and HDR10+
S870 for the K40
S888 for the two Pros


E4 AMOLED panel with DCI-P3 and HDR10+ • S870 for the Ok40 • S888 for the 2 Pros

All three units enlighten the the same 4,520 mAh battery, which would possibly perhaps perhaps also be totally charged the utilization of the equipped 33W charger in 52 minutes. That’s stunning snappy, nearly as snappy as some 65W chargers per Xiaomi’s testing.

Now issues originate as much as diverge. The 2 Pro variations are powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset, the vanilla Ok40 gets the Snapdragon 870 (an overclocked 865).

The keep the Redmi Ok40 Pro+ undoubtedly shines is the 108MP predominant camera, a 1/1.52” Samsung HM2 sensor with 9-in-1 binning for 2.1 µm pixels. The Ok40 Pro is in the center with a 64MP 1/1.7” sensor with 1.6µm pixels after 4-in-1 binning. The vanilla Ok40 is on the bottom with a 48MP sensor.

Main camera comparison: K40 Pro+ with 108 MP
Main camera comparison: K40 Pro with 64 MP
Main camera comparison: K40 with 48 MP


Indispensable camera comparison: Ok40 Pro+ with 108MP, Ok40 Pro with 64MP and Ok40 with 48MP

The final camera modules are the the same, collectively with the 8MP 119º ultrawide cam, 5MP telephoto macro and a 5MP selfie camera. Certain, the three are very the same, so it all comes all of the vogue down to the chipset and predominant camera.

And price, obviously, right here’s how much each mobile phone will label. They’re going to likely be on hand in China from March 4 and they’d perhaps simply lunge global under the Poco value.

6/128 GB 8/128 GB 8/256 GB 12/256 GB
Redmi Ok40 Pro+ CNY 3,700
Redmi Ok40 Pro CNY 2,800 CNY 3,000 CNY 3,300
Redmi Ok40 CNY 2,000 CNY 2,200 CNY 2,500 CNY 2,500*
special version (pre-roar handiest)

Let’s have a like a flash see on the functionality competition. When you’re procuring for a Snapdragon 888 and a 108MP camera, many of the choices are both Xiaomis or high stay Samsung telephones.

The Mi 11 (CNY 4,000 for 8/128 GB), as an illustration, boasts a bigger resolution 1440p+ disguise and a exiguous bit faster charging – 55W beget the 4,600 mAh battery in 45 minutes. Not a vast difference with Ok40’s 33W charger, is it? The upcoming Realme GT (March 4) is presupposed to ship a Snapdragon 888 chipset at a CNY 3,000 label level, so which will provide stiffer competition.

Xiaomi Mi 11
Realme X7 Pro
Motorola Edge S
Realme GT 5G


Xiaomi Mi 11 • Realme X7 Pro • Motorola Edge S • Realme GT 5G

What in the occasion you’re prepared to select for a lower resolution predominant camera? Properly, then you’ll pick up that nearly all devices under $600/€500 enlighten Snapdragon 700-series chips and their screens on the total top out at 90Hz.

One thing treasure the Realme X7 Pro (CNY 2,200 for six/128 GB) would possibly perhaps perhaps smash up the adaptation between the Ok40 and Ok40 Pro. It has a 120Hz disguise and 64MP camera, plus its 65W charger is measurably faster (35 minutes to 100%). On the different hand, the Dimensity 1000+ is not any longer on the the same level as even the Snapdragon 870, let by myself the 888.

The Moto Edge S is yet one more possibility. This one has a Snapdragon 870, nonetheless the disguise refresh fee falls to 90 Hz (and it’s an LCD). Mute, no longer scandalous for a CNY 2,000 mobile phone (6/128 GB).

And not using a 1440p+ shows, telephoto cameras or mmWave 5G, the Ok40 trio are no longer flagships. Nonetheless they label half as much as a flagship (and even much less). Taking a ask on the highest class mid-range section, the Ok40 doesn’t have lots of competition. Did Xiaomi remove the section or attain you’ve better choices in thoughts?

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