According to the naming rules of the Redmi K series, the next-generation flagship product should be named the Redmi K40. Today, a Weibo blogger revealed that Redmi is expected to announce the new machine K40 after the MediaTek’s new product launch conference.
This seems to mean that Redmi K40 will use MediaTek 5G SoC. MediaTek confirmed that it will launch a 5G flagship chip before the Chinese New Year.
At present, MediaTek’s 5G SoC positioning the high-end flagship is the Dimensity 1000+, and it is speculated that its iterative chip may be named the Dimensity 2000 or the Dimensity 2000+.
The specifications of the Dimensity 2000 are unknown. It is possible to use 1+3+4 octa-core design, more GPU cores, richer 5G support, and upgrade TSMC’s 5nm process.
We should also note that MediaTek also has a sub-flagship chip called MT6893, which is based on the 6nm process and adopts the latest ARM Cortex A78 architecture. It consists of four Cortex A78 and four Cortex A55 cores, and the GPU is the Mali-G77. The AnTuTu score exceeded 620,000 points, surpassing the Snapdragon 865 processor.
It was previously reported that this chip will be used by Redmi, and it is not yet certain whether the first model is the Redmi K40.
According to previous reports, the Redmi K40 will use an OLED flexible hole-punch straight screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a front camera aperture of about 3.7mm, a narrow frame, and a rectangular quad camera on the rear.
For reference, the Redmi K30 4G and 5G were released in December 2019; Redmi K30 Pro/x was released in March last year, priced from 2999 yuan to 3999 yuan; Redmi K30 Speed Edition, Redmi K30i, Redmi K30 Ultra, Redmi K30S Ultra and other models were added later.