Redmi K40 Pro review along with its specs, camera performance, and price in Pakistan was awaited since the time its release date was announced. Redmi, with its K-series, always comes up with innovative and exciting flagship features. They have recently launched their first lineup series on February 25th in China as The vanilla Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro, and Redmi K40 Pro +. However, the Pakistani market is already intrigued to welcome these flagships. The starting price of the series is 2999 RMB (In the Chinese market) so, for the Pakistani market, we can expect its price from 70,000 PKR to 80,000 PKR. To know the expected names and models of these devices globally check our write-up.
Undoubtedly, Redmi has done a great job in presenting top-notch, killer features at a competitive price. And this revolutionary series is going to give a tough time to its contenders this year. All three devices feature excellent cameras, powerful performance with Snapdragon 800-series chipsets, AMOLED display (120Hz refresh rate), and fast charging of 33W.
So, today we are reviewing Redmi K40 Pro that comes with a unique back design. Now let’s take a close look at the high-end and killer traits of the device.
Redmi K40 Pro Price in Pakistan
Redmi K40 Pro price in Pakistan is expected to be 70,000 to 80,000 PKR. However it might vary a little due to imposed PTA tax. Redmi might launch this variant in Pakistan under the Poco name brand. It has different variants and the Pakistani market might not see the Redmi K40 Pro plus variant.
Redmi K40 Pro Specifications
Redmi K40 Pro specs are awesome on spreadsheet. With the power of snapdragon 888 combined with powerful GPU and CPU it can easily beat rest of smartphones in its category. Have a detailed look at Redmi K40 Pro Specifications and pitch it against its competitors. The result might surprise you.
|General||Announced February 2021|
Available March 04, 2021
|Design||Dimensions 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm|
Weight 196 Grams
Waterproof IP53, dust and splash protection
|Display||Display Type Super AMOLED|
Size 6.67 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Display Colors 16M Colors
Pixel Density 395 PPI (pixels per inch)
Touch Screen Capacitive touchscreen with 120 Hz Refresh Rate
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Features Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
|Hardware||CPU Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)|
GPU Adreno 660
RAM (Memory) 6 GB, 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 GB, 256 GB
Memory Card No
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
|Camera||Rear Camera 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 5 MP (macro)|
Video 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+
Flash LED flash, HDR, panorama
Front Camera 20 MP (wide)
|Battery||Capacity Li-Po 4520 mAh|
Charging Fast charging 33W, 100% in 52 min (advertised) +Power Delivery 3.0 +Quick Charge 3+
Design and Display
After having a detailed look at the specifications of the Redmi K40 Pro, we went on the drawing board to rip down design details. When it comes to design, Redmi K40 Pro is nearly similar to Redmi K40. Stunning exclusive Damascus-pattern back with only 7.8 mm thickness and 196 g (6.91 oz) weight feels great in the hands.
We can say that Redmi has adjusted the cost with a side-mounted fingerprint instead of an AMOLED panel in-display fingerprint sensor. But that can not be a hindrance because both perform the same function. By far, the device provides a sophisticated and beautiful look or feel.
The phone provides vivid bright colors thanks to its 6.67 inches Super AMOLED panel (Samsung-made E4) and 120Hz refresh rate (with 360Hz touch sampling rate). You do not need to worry about scratches because it is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5. But it is always better to play safe so, make sure to put a case on because of plastic back.
At the top center of the phone, you will experience a punch-hole cut out of only 2.76 mm thickness that is pretty small. The phone provides 1080 x 2400 resolution and 1300 nits (peak). The overall design and display language of the device is premium.
Redmi K40 Pro Review: Power of Snapdragon 888 and Best Gaming Experience
One of the plus points of the phone is performance, thanks to its leading Snapdragon 888 chipset. That means you are getting an additional 10% improvement compared to standard k40 (Snapdragon 870). And in this mid-upper range, you can run heavy software smoothly because you are getting a flagship killer chipset.
So, what about the gaming experience? K40 Pro is amazingly optimized to provide the best gaming performance for almost all heavy games like PUBG. Plus Adreno 660 graphic unit will further improve the gaming performance. But, chances are you can face overheating issues.
We already carried out an in-depth article on Snapdragon 888 chipset which is worth reading.
The phone runs on OS Android 11 MIUI 12 and comes with an Octa-core CPU. The phone carries IP53, which means you are also getting dust and water splash protection. The overall performance of the phone is definitely outstanding.
Redmi K40 Pro Review: Camera
In terms of camera, Redmi K40 Pro is a true flagship killer. The Main Camera of the phone features a 64 MP (wide) Sony IMX686 sensor, which we have chiefly observed in 2020 flagship devices. Along with that, two more lenses of 8 MP (ultrawide) and 5 MP (macro) are furnished with LED flash. Xiaomi Global.
Hence, the phone will provide amazing daytime shots with decent contrast. Even in the evening and nighttime shooting, the phone will render an excellent dynamic range. On the other hand, it has a 20 MP (wide) punch-hole selfie camera.
The device provides pretty stable videos and supports 4k 30fps on the primary sensor and 1080P 30fps video on an ultra-wide (8MP) camera. So, at this price segment, the phone has a pretty decent camera composition. Overall the camera performance would not disappoint you. But for the camera preferences, you can go for Redmi K40 Pro + because of the 108 MP main camera.
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Redmi K40 Pro Review: Battery life & Fast Charging
The Redmi K40 Pro is fueled with a 4520 mAh, non-removable battery, and supports 33W fast charging. Here we can understand that in this price tag, so many better options are available in the market; when it comes to batteries.
So far, we are not getting an extra massive battery and, the reason is genuine its sleek frame. But the fast charging option is available, and the phone claims it took approximately 55 minutes to load its fuel. If you perform some standard function, it could last for a day.
Redmi K40 Pro Review: Variants
For standard Redmi K40 four variants are available. And for the Redmi K40 Pro, three variants are available; 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM, 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM without a room for card slot. But for Redmi K40 Pro + only one variant is available.
Redmi K40 Pro Review: Other features & Connectivity
K40 Pro features Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum, and barometer sensors. For fast data speed, it supports Wi-Fi 6 and sub-6 GHz 5G connectivity. Other than that, it features Bluetooth 5, NFC, stereo speakers (with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio certifications), and an IR blaster.
|Classic & Sleek design||4520 mAh battery seems a little less|
|Gorilla Glass 5 protection||No wireless charging|
|The 33W fast charging support||No room for an SD card|
|Snapdragon 888 Chipset||No Face unlock feature available|
|Decent Camera performance|
If we juxtapose the Redmi K40 Pro specifications with its price segment, then it is definitely a great deal. Moreover, this lineup series can give a competition to other series this year so far. Also, looking back to the K30 series, then assuredly, K40 induced some surprising features.
We hope that this review of the Redmi K40 Pro will help you decide whether to upgrade your current phone with this one or not. If you found this review helpful, then let us know in the comment section below. For more tech-related news and, updates visit our website.