It really did not take long after last month’s announcement that the Redmi K40 Gaming basically exploded in popularity, garnering 100,000 sales in one minute. It should hardly come as a surprise than Xiaomi could look at launching one or more derivative models in the near future. We already know that the “K” device family is one thing, and we may now be looking at a widespread “K Gaming” sub-branch in the future. At least that’s what a recent Weibo insider tip suggests.
The source has a solid track record and happens to remember another phone along with K40 Gaming, which has not yet been announced. Apparently the device in question is based around the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 (MT6891) instead of the Dimensity 1200 (MT6893) found inside the K40 Gaming. The difference between the two chipsets is hardly greater, as the Dimensity 1100 lacks the unique prime, 3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 core in the Dimensity 1200. Instead of a fourth large A78 core, clocked at 2.6 GHz. Both have Mali-G77 MC9 GPU and are based on a 6nm manufacturing process.
This already suggests a sort of K40 Gaming “Lite” variant that is likely to cost a little less than its siblings. A theory further supported by additional leaked info, provided by the source, as a high refresh rate of 2400 x 1080 pixel display with a center punch hole selfie cam, like the K40 Gaming. Hopefully, the panel retains 120Hz refresh rate and 10-bit color support with HDR10 + certification by its siblings. Other alleged similarities include a 64MP main camera and a 5,000 mAh battery with 67W charging. So essentially a slightly toned down Redmi K40 Gaming.