POCO could launch the Redmi K40 5G under its brand, gets certified by IMDA

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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.

Redmi K40 Series First Look Official TeaserRepresentative 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.

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.

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