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Xiaomi is planning to release the Redmi K50 series in China in February. According to the newest information, Xiaomi will release the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered Redmi K50 first, followed by the Dimensity 9000-powered variant. These new advances coincide with the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated according to the Lunar calendar, and most Chinese firms have planned releases and activities to commemorate the auspicious occasion. Xiaomi, predictably, will be present at these events, where the much-anticipated Redmi K50 series will be unveiled. The Redmi K50 series will have four variants with AMOLED high-refresh display panels, new-generation processors, multi-camera configurations, and rapid charging capabilities.
Snapdragon 8 Gen to launch first
Xiaomi has planned to introduce the Redmi K50 devices with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, according to Xiaomi executive Lu Weibing. The Redmi K50 models with the Dimensity 9000 processor will be released later. However, the real cause behind the launch’s spread is unknown. The Redmi K50 lineup is likely to include many variants and is expected to come with a variety of processing units, including the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Dimensity 9000, the Dimensity 8000, the Dimensity 7000, and the Snapdragon 870.
Redmi K50 series specifications
ReRedmi K50, K50 Pro, K50 Pro+, and K50 Gaming Edition are expected to be included in the Redmi K50 series. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is believed to be used in the Redmi K50 Pro+, while the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 SoC could be used in the Redmi K50 Pro. The Dimensity 9000 SoC could be included in the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. Finally, either the Dimensity 8000 or the Dimensity 7000 are expected to power the vanilla Redmi K50.
The Redmi K50 series is expected to come with MIUI 13 based on Android 12 (expected). Lower-end models will get a 50W/67W fast charging support while the higher and more expensive models will benefit from a 120W fast charging support. The device is expected to get a 108MP main camera sensor accompanied by other sensors. The Redmi K50 Pro can be launched as a rebadged POCO.