Today, Lu Weibing officially stated that the Redmi K50 will debut in August.
If believe in previous leaks, there are two versions of the Redmi K50 series. They should be called the K50S and K50S Pro. Among them, the latter has model number 22081212C, whereas the K50S model is 22071212AC.
What We Know About Redmi K50S
In terms of core configuration, the Redmi K50S series will be equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 flagship processor. This chip is based on TSMC’s mature 4nm process. The main frequency of the super core has been increased to 3.2GHz. In effect, the phone is capable of scoring over 1.1 million on AnTuTu.
Apart from this, the Redmi K50S Pro will also come with a 120Hz OLED full screen, up to 12GB of memory, 512GB of storage, a 5000mAh battery, and support for 120W fast charging.
More importantly, the Redmi K50S Pro is the first model to sport a 200-megapixel main camera. This camera is not the HP1 used by the Moto X30 Pro, but the Samsung HP3. Its unit pixel area is 0.56 microns and the sensor size is 1/1.4 inches. It can reduce the area of the camera module by 20%. So the phone is expected to be thinner and lighter.
As for the price, according to Redmi’s ultimate cost-effective positioning, the starting price of the K50S series may be between 3000-3500 yuan ($443-$517).
This smartphone is not going to fight in the premium market. Instead, the Redmi K50S series will be struggling in the quasi-flagship niche, where the price is a decisive factor. What’s more important, if previously Redmi had almost no rival in the niche, now, there are many other players. For instance, the Realme GT2 Master Explorer Edition is one of the brightest models in the segment. But it’s expected that once the Redmi models are out, they will dethrone the Realme phone.