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Redmi K40 Gaming Edition Arrives As A Cheap Alternative For ASUS ROG Phone 5

Redmi is a sub-brand of Xiaomi, and it has just released a new gaming smartphone that’s all set to give some competition to ASUS ROG Phone 5. The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is the first gamers-centric smartphone by the sub-brand, and it features a slew of specs and features that would attract the defined audience.

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition With All Modern Smartphone Gaming Features

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is an addition to Xiaomi’s existing Redmi K40 lineup, but many tweaks make it a trending gaming smartphone. For starters, the phone features a high refresh rate for its screen that makes it ideal for high-end mobile gaming. It also comes with physical shoulder buttons and amplified battery life.

Xiaomi will also launch a Bruce Lee special edition featuring a yellow back panel with yellow accessories. It will pack 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Bruce Lee special edition redmi k40 gaming edition

In contrast with the other K40 phones, this one ditch Snapdragon 870 or 888 chipsets for MediaTek’s 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset. It has up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. A 6.67-inch FHD+ screen with an AMOLED panel and 120Hz refresh rate adorns the device with additional features like HDR10+ and a 480Hz touch sampling rate.

In terms of optics, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition boasts a triple camera setup on the back with a 64MP primary Quad-Bayer lens, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, the phone gets a 16MP selfie camera positioned in a hole-punch cutout.

The phone also packs JBL-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos to make the gaming experience better. A big 5,000mAh battery backs the device with 67W fast charging. The brand claims that the phone takes just 42 minutes to charge fully.

Pricing and Availability

Redmi K40 Gaming Edition phone

The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition has debuted in China for now, but we can hope that the brand brings it to regions outside its homeland. For now, Xiaomi has not revealed its global release plans.

As for pricing, the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition is priced at CNY 1,999 (approx. $310) for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage model and CNY 2,699 (approx. $420) for the 12GB RAM/256GB storage version.

Once the phone launches globally, we can expect it to give some tough competition to ASUS ROG Phone 5.

What’s your take on the K40 Gaming Edition? Would you prefer it over ASUS ROG Phone 5? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Zara is a seasoned tech journalist with over 6 years of experience and expertise in producing content around consumer electronics, software, hardware, and more. She has worked with some of the leading tech publications like ExtremeTech, Wccftech, MakeTechEasier, MySmartPrice, and several others. When not writing about the latest in the world of tech, she likes to indulge in creating memes!