Update: Redmi K40 has launched in China. We are expecting the Redmi K40 to be re-branded in Pakistan and will be launched in March or later.
Redmi K-series lineup focuses on providing flagship killer smartphones. The K-series is often released in China only and then gets rebranded for a global release. The Redmi K40 lineup is all set to launch on February 25th in China. One of the Redmi K40 models has been imported to Pakistan as-well. We are expecting it to be called POCO F3 or the POCO F2. Are you all ready to see POCO F3/POCO F2 in Pakistan?
First of all, the Redmi K40 comes with the model number M2012K11AC. And the smartphone that was imported to Pakistan has the model number M2012K11AG. Hence, it’s a clear statement that the Redmi K40 is imported here in Pakistan. This phone will come under POCO branding. We are assuming it will be either called the POCO F2 or POCO F3. Let’s call it POCO F3 for now because the leaked specs of this phone make it seem like a perfect successor to POCO F1.
POCO F3 (Redmi K40) Leaked Specifications
According to some leaks, POCO F3 comes with a huge 6.81″ AMOLED display. It will be having 1440p+ resolution as well as a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 support. Earlier, Redmi’s GM hinted at a very expensive panel for the Redmi K40 series, and it is coming out to be true. The smartphone has a quad rear camera setup comprising of 108MP+8MP+5MP+2MP sensors. On the front, you will find a 30-megapixel selfie camera.
The POCO F1 came with Snapdragon 845 chipset. The POCO F3/POCO F2 will keep the DNA from its predecessor. It comes with the latest Snapdragon 800-series chipset aka Snapdragon 870. This processor was recently unveiled and you can say it is the overclocked version of Snapdragon 865 Plus. There is also a cheaper version of Redmi K40 which will be called Redmi K40s having Dimensity 1200. But I am keeping my hopes on the Redmi K40 to be launched in Pakistan.
The smartphone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There is a 4500mAH battery on the POCO F2/POCO F3. On the software side, expect it to come with MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box. The smartphone has been shipped to Lahore, and the Redmi K40 lineup launch is scheduled for 25th Feb. Hence, a rough guess will be early next month for the launch of POCO F2/POCO F3 in Pakistan.
What about POCO X3 Pro?
Some people are confusing POCO F2 with POCO X3 Pro. To make it clear, there are multiple POCO smartphones coming including POCO F2/F3 and also POCO X3 Pro. The POCO F2/F3 will be a rebranded Redmi K40 phone having the model number M2012K11AC. While the POCO X3 Pro has a completely different model number M2102J20SG.