On Feb. 25, Redmi announced the Redmi K40, K40 Pro, and K40 Pro+ smartphones in China. The aggressively priced flagship phones are packed with some impressive specs like 120Hz refresh rate displays, Snapdragon 870 / 888 chipset, and decent cameras. The company carried out the first sales of the K40 and K40 Pro 00:00 AM (local time) on March 4 in China. Both handsets were sold out just a few minutes after they were made available for purchase.
As can be seen in the above-shown poster, the company sold 300,000 units of the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro in just 5 minutes. It confirmed that the second sale of both devices will be carried out on March 8.
The Redmi K40 comes in multiple variants such as 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage, and 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. They are priced at 1,199 Yuan ($309), 2,199 Yuan ($340), 2,499 Yuan ($386), and 2,699 Yuan ($417), respectively.
It was announced at the Redmi K40 series launch event that the 12GB+256G edition of the handset will be available for 2,499 Yuan for a limited period. It means that 8GB+256B and 12GB+256GB will be available at the same price for some time in the home market.
The 12GB+256GB variant is supposed to sell at its regular pricing of 2,699 Yuan after it goes out of stock. In the screenshot shown above, Xiaomi’s Product Director Wang Teng Thomas seems to be telling a Weibo user that the 12GB+256GB edition of the Redmi K40 will continue to sell at the same price in the coming month. It also shows that the company has stocked up sufficient Redmi K40 units to meet the demand.