The iPhone 12 series were the first smartphones to launch without a charger in the box. The Xiaomi Mi 11, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, followed the same line. However, the Mi 11 and Galaxy S21 series comes with a charger in the box in some markets. According to a recent report, it appears that the Redmi K40 series will do the same thing.
Lu Weibing, vice president of Xiaomi Group, and general manager of the Redmi brand unveiled the packaging box of the Redmi K40 series today. According to his Weibo post, there are two versions – one is thick and the other is thin. Most likely, the thick version has a charger inside it while the thin version does not.
Lu Weibing said, “Thick or thin? This is a difficult choice. Ask everyone for your opinion…”. We know that Xiaomi Mi 11 has launched two packaging versions, one is to send the charger (gallium nitride charger), the other is not, and the price of the two is the same, so I guess Redmi K40 may also adopt this solution. Of course, it is not ruled out that Redmi will choose one of the packaging box solutions. Lu Weibing’s post suggests that the final packaging solution has not been decided yet.
According to Lu Weibing in his previous post, the Redmi Note 9 is very popular and its successor is on the way. This suggests that the Redmi Note 10 is in the works and will launch anytime soon. It appears that the Redmi Note 10 will also not have a charger in the box.
The Redmi K40 series will launch next month and it will use the Snapdragon 888 SoC. This smartphone will also use a 4000 mAh battery and will cost 2,999 yuan ($463). This will be the starting price at least.
According to reports, the Redmi K40 screen will be an OLED display made of Samsung E4 luminescent materials, which supports a high refresh rate of 120Hz. This phone will also use LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 flash memory.