Redmi is gearing up to launch the Redmi K40 series in China today. Ahead of this, an IMDA listing suggests that POCO could rebrand the Redmi K40 and launch Globally as a 5G phone.
Representative Image: Redmi K40
As noted by Abhishek Yadav on Twitter, a POCO device with model number M2012K11AG appears on Singapore’s IMDA certification. Now, if you recall, a similar model is said to be of the Redmi K40 thanks to earlier certifications.
Xiaomi’s certifications usually have three versions- One is for China, India, and Global. Usually, the three of them will have model numbers ending with the last letter C, I, G respectively. In that case, you can look at the model numbers as below:
- M2012K11AC– 3C certification in China
- M2012K11AI– India’s BIS listing
- M2012K11AG– Singapore’s IMDA certification
As you can see above, the device in the listing supports 5G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC. We aren’t sure what POCO would name it but chances are that it may come under the F-series as a POCO F2 / F3. Besides the naming, POCO Global seems to have already started teasing about a new phone.
Angus Kai Ho Ng, who is the Global Spokesperson at POCO Global, has started a poll asking if users would prefer a 5G device or a flagship phone without 5G. I’m not sure which phone he is teasing here but it could very well be a headstart for an upcoming launch.
Honestly quite curious, 5G has been around for a while now but I also know it’s not available in many areas around the world.
Do people still want 4G flagships?
Flagship performance but without 5G
PS: Sorry for being MIA! I’m back!
— Angus Kai Ho Ng (@anguskhng) February 25, 2021
Parallelly, the Redmi K40 that is due for a launch today will likely feature a 6.67-inch Samsung E3 AMOLED 120Hz display, Snapdragon 870 chipset, AI Triple camera, 4,520mAh battery with 33W fast charging.
Let’s wait for more teasers from POCO in the coming days.
- Xiaomi brings the POCO M3 to Nigeria; but the POCO Yellow color is MIA
- POCO M3 sold over 250,000 units in India in less than 10 days
- POCO India has a new Logo and a ‘Made Of Mad’ Mascot
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