Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is gearing up to launch its next-generation K-series smartphones in its home market — the Redmi K50 lineup. It includes devices ranging from mid-range to the premium category.
Today, Lu Weibing, general manager of Redmi brand, posted on Weibo: I originally planned to announce the release time of #K50# directly today, but the marketing department strictly stopped it, saying, “The good meal can be waited for a while.”Netizens guess in the interactive area that the release time is February 26 or February 28, and Lu Weibing’s reply will not be release so late,this means that the K50 release time is likely to be on February 22.
Redmi K50 Two models out of the four will be powered by Qualcomm’s chipset. The Redmi K50 will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset while the Gaming Edition will pack the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.
On the other hand, the Redmi K50 Pro will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8000 chipset while the Pro+ model will be powered by the Dimensity 9000 SoC. While K50 and K50 Pro will have 66W and 67W charging support, the Pro+ and Gaming Edition models will have support for 120W fast charging.
Redmi K50 has been certified in China with the model number 22021211RC. Meanwhile Redmi K50 Pro and Redmi K50 Pro+ bear the model number 22041211AC and 22011211C.a model of this series has also appeared on the BIS database, which could indicate its launch in the Indian market soon after its debut in China
According to the leak, the Redmi K50 will have a starting price of 1,999 yuan (~$315) while the Pro model will carry a starting price of 2,699 yuan (~$426). The Redmi K50 Pro+ is claimed to start at 3,299 yuan ($521). The most powerful model in the lineup, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will be priced at 3,499 yuan (~$553).