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Redmi K50 Gaming is the first gaming smartphone to launch in 2022

Redmi K50 Gaming

The Redmi K50 Gaming is the first in the Redmi "K50" line-up to gets unveiled today with many more yet to come under the series. As its naming implies, it is targeted at gamers and its specs are finely tune to be capable in this area. First, it is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, which is the most powerful mobile processor available at the moment (although second to Apple's A15 Bionic chip).

To keep heat and throttling in check, an all-new dual vapor chamber is implemented, which keeps the temperature lower and makes the phone runs smoothly during intensive tasks. Secondly, the Redmi K50 Gaming (also known as Redmi K50G) features 120W fast wired charging that can charge its 4,700mAh built-in battery from 0% - 100% within seventeen minutes.

Thirdly, dual customizable trigger buttons are mounted to the shoulders for tap to kick, kill, or shoot or whatever the gameplay is based on, while CyberEngine X-axis haptics motor makes sure you can feel the intensity of the kicking (through vibration) as you beat the bad guys. Sound is offered by dual JBL-tuned stereo speakers for immersive experience.

Let's take a look at the display - occupying the front area is a 6.67-inch FHD+ 10-bit AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The display supports all the latest tech you can expect, including MEMC, HDR10, and TrueColor. Touch sampling rate is impressive at 480Hz, so there shouldn't be any lag or unresponsiveness.

The frame of the Redmi K50 Gaming is made of stainless steel, while the back is made from glass. Speaking of the back, there is a 16 million-color notification LED light built into the camera module that flashes and dances with cool lighting effects. The lonely rectangular island on the phone back accommodates triple cameras.

The main cam has a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with an f/1.65 aperture, followed by 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and 2MP depth camera. At the front is a 20MP selfie snapper with Sony IMX596 sensor. Other features include side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos, and infra-red sensor. But there are no microSD slot and 3.5mm audio jack.

Redmi K50 Gaming Mercedes F1 edition

Redmi also partnered with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team to launch a limited edition of the device. According to the firm, only ten thousand units of the special edition will be made. It has a unique design and a unique signature that differentiate it from the rest. We expect custom themes and wallpapers to be pre-loaded too. The specs however, remains the same.

Redmi K50 Gaming Specifications


  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) AMOLED, 20:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, 10-bit color, MEMC Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 730 GPU
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 64MP (Sony IMX686), f/1.65 aperture, LED flash; 8MP ultra-wide angle (119°) camera with f/2.2 aperture; 2MP telemacro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 20MP (Sony IMX596)
  • Audio: USB-C Audio, Hi-Res audio, JBL speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 12, MIUI 13
  • Biometrics: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS dual band (L1 + L5), NavIC, USB Type-C, NFC, IR sensor
  • Dimensions: 162.5x76.7x8.5mm
  • Weight: 210 grams
  • Battery: 4,700mAh, 120W hyper fast charging

Pricing

Redmi K50 Gaming 8GB/128GB -> CN¥ 3299 (US$520)
Redmi K50 Gaming 12GB/128GB -> CN¥ 3599 (US$567)
Redmi K50 Gaming 12GB/256GB -> CN¥ 3899 (US$615)
Redmi K50 Gaming (Mercedes) 12GB/256GB -> CN¥ 4199 (US$662)

The device will be available in three different colors, Blue, Black, and Silver. It can be order from today in China, while shipping will start on February 18th. We expect it to roll out to other markets in the coming months.




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