Redmi’s First Gaming Smartphone Confirmed to Launch Soon With MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC

Redmi is planning to launch Redmi K40 smartphone with MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor as well.

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This is not the Redmi Note 10. Image used for representative basis

Redmi has confirmed that it will be launching its first gaming smartphone pretty soon. The company has also revealed that the brand is planning to launch the phone with MediaTek’s latest Dimensity 1200 SoC. Furthermore, the brand has also revealed that the upcoming Redmi K40 series will also use the latest MediaTek chipset. Interestingly, multiple OEMs including Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Realme have announced that they will be launching new smartphones based on the Dimensity 1200 SoC. Here’s what you need to know about the latest Redmi gaming smartphone.

Redmi to launch its first gaming smartphone

Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has confirmed that it will launch at least two smartphones with the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. He confirmed this news on his official Weibo account. As per him, the company is gearing up to launch its first gaming smartphone that will bring flagship-grade e-sports experience. Furthermore, he adds that the phone will come with an aggressive price tag.

Moving on, Weibing also confirmed that the company will be launching a new smartphone in the Redmi K40 series. The upcoming smartphone is confirmed to be powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC. The latest chipset from MediaTek comes with a host of interesting features.

To start with, it offers HyperEngine 3.0 that offers reliable connectivity and multi-touch boost touchscreen responsiveness. The chipset will also deliver realistic visuals and support up to 168Hz screen refresh rate. Furthermore, the processor comes with one Cortex-A78 core clocked at 3GHz along with three Cortex A78 cores clocked at 2.6GHz, and 4 Cortex A-55 cores clocked at 2GHz. The new chipset offers Mali-G77 MC9 GPU for enhanced performance. In terms of optics, it comes with the support of a single 2000MP camera sensor. It also supports up to 32MP + 16MP dual-camera setup. In terms of connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 6, multi-mode 5G, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, and FM Radio.


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