The Redmi K40 will be a gaming phone too, with 300+ Hz touch sampling rate and gaming accessories


Xiaomi will unveil the Redmi K40 tomorrow and it wants it to be more than just a flagship – it wants the K40 to be one of the best gaming phones out there. GM Lu Weibing has been splitting his time between posting teasers on Weibo and shooting ads with celebrity Wang Yibo.


Redmi K40: higher than 300 Hz touch sampling rate
Redmi K40: Advanced haptic feedback

Redmi K40: higher than 300 Hz touch sampling rate • Advanced haptic feedback

The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 chipset (the Pro model, at least), this is step one. The 120 Hz OLED display is step two, but today we get a bit more details – the touch sampling rate will be higher than 300 Hz. That should be the fastest display (in terms of touch sampling) that we’ve ever seen.

Visuals aside, the phone will also pack an advanced vibration motor for better haptic feedback. The K40 will be certified for Hi-Res Audio and will support Dolby panoramic sound.


Redmi K40 accessories: shoulder buttons
Redmi K40 accessories: external fan

Redmi K40 accessories: shoulder buttons • external fan

Xiaomi is also preparing add-on shoulder buttons. You’ll be able to adjust their position for maximum comfort and map their functions however you like. Another accessory will be the fan that clips on the back and keeps the S888 chipset running cool.

It’s not clear if the vanilla Redmi K40 will have all of these features. The unofficial info is that the Pro will be powered by the S888, the vanilla by the Snapdragon 870. And the accessories should work on both, however, the 300+ Hz touch sampling rate and fancy audio/haptic feedback features may be reserved for the Pro.

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