The first phone in the much-anticipate K50 series, which will eventually be made up of four smartphones – the Redmi K50 Gaming – has been set in motion by Xiaomi. The Redmi K50 Gaming exploits the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset as one of these four devices. One smartphone will operate based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, while the remainder will be powered by the MediaTek chip from the series Dimensity 7000 and Dimensity 9000.
But let’s start with the screen…
A 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD Plus display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480 Hz comes standard on the Redmi K50 Gaming. There’s also support for 10-bit color, HDR10 + standard, and the screen itself is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. ‘Under the hood’ is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and Xiaomi says it has developed a new dual-chamber cooling system to keep the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and other components under temperature control. The chipset is paired with 8/12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128/256 UFS 3.1 flash memory.
The Redmi K50 Gaming edition has a cooling system that contains vapor chambers, actually, two of them being made of stainless steel with a surface area of 4,860 mm2 to keep the terminal temperature at a comfortable level for playing video games and less demanding casino games (if you’re inclined to practice this pastime online on top Fantasma Games casinos and many others).
A triple camera setup is placed on the back of the phone, which is made of glass. Main camera sensor is of 64 MP. Actually, it’s a sensor from Sony, more precisely Sony IMX686. This is followed by an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor, and a tele-macro sensor of 2 MP. At the top of the screen but on the front of the device is a location of another Sony camera sensor, and that’s Sony IMX596. We’re speaking of a little hole on the front where the mentioned selfie camera of 20 MP is put. The phone will be fully charged in just 17 minutes, people from Xiaomi say, that’s thanks to a battery capacity with support for fast charging. The first items is of 4,700 mAh while the other has 120 W.
The phone is Android, i.e. Android 12, just like every Xiomi, running MIUI 13. The device also contains a standard NFC feature and a support for Wi-Fi 6E. To close with specs, there are stereo JBL speakers and a haptic engine – Xiaomi CyberEngine x-axis. Two gaming triggers are available just like on the Redmi K40 Gaming phone. The frame of the phone is made of metal.
Information on the Phone Sales
The Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming will be available in three colors: black, silver, and blue. There’s also a limited edition Xioami created in collaboration with Formula One team Mercedes AMG Petronas. It’s named Mercedes AMG F1 and will feature the racing team’s logo and colors, having only 10,000 copies available for sale.
Speaking of sale, the Redmi K50 Gaming can be bought as of February 18 and will be available in versions with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 flash memory at a price of 3299 CNY (€ 455); 12/128 GB at a price of 3599 CNY (499 euros); and 12/256 GB at a price of 3899 CNY (540 euros). A limited Mercedes AMG F1 edition with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 UFS 3.1 flash memory will be available at a price of 4199 CNY (580 euros).
For now, the phone will be on sale only in China, and information on global availability and prices should be awaited. Nevertheless, we believe Xiaomi will promote this phone as the Poco F4 GT for global sales. After all, the Poco F3 GT is the Indian version of the Redmi K40 Gaming. We also expect the phone to be more expensive outside of global markets, but even a price of $620 in Europe would be a good deal for a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship with physical shoulder buttons.