Redmi K40s Launch Officially Postponed Due to Chip Shortage

Much like other companies, the Xiaomi sub-brand is also hit by shortage of components, resulting in the delay.

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Xiaomi is gearing up for the Redmi K50 series launch. The company is expected to launch three new phones, namely the K50, K50 Pro and K50 Pro+. Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi is also expected to unveil one more Redmi K40 Series phone, which will be called the Redmi K40s. The device is said to be an incremental upgrade over the existing K40 series phones. There is no official word on the launch date. The phones were expected to launch in October or November. However, it looks like Xiaomi has hit a roadblock ahead of the launch. The company’s product manager has stated that the Redmi K40s series launch has been postponed.

The Xiaomi executive did not reveal the exact details of the launch. We can expect the device to launch this year itself. However, there could be a situation wherein Redmi cancels the launch altogether. Why? The reason for the delay in launch is due to the shortage of components. Much like other companies, the Xiaomi sub-brand is also hit by shortage of components, resulting in the delay. Xiaomi could instead launch the Redmi K50 series directly. This is merely a speculation and we would suggest waiting for the official details to know more.

Some of the key specs tipped in the GizChina report include an improved performance unit and faster charging. One of the two models will come with a Dimensity 1200 SoC, whereas the other variant will feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC. If not the SD888, Redmi could opt for a Snapdragon 870 SoC as well. The report further states that the devices could feature support for Xiaomi’s newly unveiled 120W fast charging. If true, the K40s series could be the most affordable smartphone to come with support for over 100W fast charging.

In addition to this, the devices will opt for a triple-camera setup on the back. There will be a 50MP primary camera sensor. It will have a hole-punch OLED display, which will support a 120Hz refresh rate as well.

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