Today, Lu Weibing, president of Xiaomi Group China and general manager of Redmi brand, said that Redmi K30 Pro is about to be delisted. This means the Redmi K40 series is about to debut. Considering that the Redmi K30 series was released in 2019, Xiaomi may release the Redmi K40 series at the end of this year or early 2021.
Also, a Weibo blogger said that the Redmi iteration model uses an OLED flexible hole-drilling straight screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz.
Taking into account the high cost of flexible hole-punch screens, currently, you can only see it on mid-to-high-end flagships. It is, therefore, speculated that the iterative model of the Redmi K30 may be the Redmi K40 series.
Judging from the product definitions of Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro, the Redmi K40 series may also continue this strategy. That is, the standard version uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 series chip and the Pro version uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series chip, allegedly the Snapdragon 875.
A Chip On A 5nm Process
Earlier, the company’s head Lu Weibing hinted on Weibo, ‘Do you look forward to new products based on 5nm process processors?’ In this sense, the Redmi K40 is more likely to come with the new Snapdragon 7 series. Currently, the company has not provided any information about this.
Well, that’s clear as the day that Xiaomi is currently working on its Redmi K40 series after the long extension of the Redmi K30 series. But as mentioned above, it’s all about the chips. Earlier, Apple officially released its new Bionic A14 chip. The A14 processor uses the 5nm process technology and has a 6-core CPU and a 4-core GPU. Talking about 5nm chips such as A14, Redmi product director, Wang Teng, said that the supply of 5nm processors will be tight next year. This tight schedule will be basically due to capacity constraints.