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Upcoming Redmi K40 gaming smartphone might get a ‘Lite’ variant

Xiaomi’s Redmi is going to roll out a gaming smartphone soon – the Redmi K40 series. We know that the Redmi K40 is going to come with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC under the hood. According to reports, there’s going to be another smartphone that’s going to follow the Redmi K40 series, a ‘Lite’ version of it. Reports state that the second K series device is going to come with the slightly less powerful MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC.

Besides this, going by a leak from Digital Chat Station, this second Redmi K series smartphone is going to feature a punch hole camera along with a high refresh rate and a screen resolution of 2400×1080.

The MediaTek Dimensity 1100 lists just below the Dimensity 1200 as far as specs are concerned. The Dimensity 1100 is an octa-core 5G chipset that’s built in a 6nm process and is an eight-core CPU with “four Arm Cortex-A78 cores operating at up to 2.6GHz and four Arm Cortex-A55 efficiency cores”. There is a nine-core Arm Mali-G77 GPU that will take care of graphics and it also has the same HyperEngine 3.0 gaming suite, as TechRadar has pointed out.

Also See: In pics: Redmi K40 Gaming Edition

The Dimensity 1100 SoC supports up to 144Hz display with “zero-lag visual and supports up to Full HD+ resolution” and it brings in the same connectivity options and 5G features as seen on the Dimensity 1200. These include Bluetooth 5.2, ultra-low latency true wireless stereo audio, and LC3 encoding for higher quality audio. On the optics front, the Dimensity 1100 comes with support for up to 108MP camera and also MediaTek’s APU 3.0 that can handle high-performance computing and AI features.

The digital Chat Station leak also suggests that the Lite Redmi K40 series smartphones could come with a 5,000mAh battery and support 67W fast charging. The smartphone is also expected to come with a 64MP main camera on the back and it is also going to be a cheaper version of the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. The Redmi K40 Gaming prices start at CYN 1,999, and this cheaper version is expected to be priced around CYN 1,500.

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