Redmi has announced that one of its Redmi K50 series smartphones will be launched sometime in February and the company has shared some specs of the smartphone. Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is arguably the first smartphone to launch in the Redmi K50 series, according to a tipster, who also shared some key specs of the upcoming Xiaomi sub-brand gaming-oriented smartphone. A Redmi K50 series smartphone has also been spotted with a Geekbench listing and reveals that the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm processor and has 12 GB of RAM.
According to a Weibo post from Redmi, a Redmi K50 series smartphone will be launched sometime next month. The message also mentions that the smartphone has been codenamed DreamPhone and will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The upcoming smartphone will also get dual VC liquid cooling. The Redmi K50 series handset will feature a 4,700mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging, which will allow the battery to be fully charged in 17 minutes.
Tipster Digital Chat Station shared on Weibo that Redmi K50 Gaming Edition could be the first of the Redmi K50 series to launch in China. The tipster also said that the smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. MediaTek Dimensity 8000/ Dimensity 9000 smartphones will arrive sometime later and will be ranked higher than the Snapdragon variant, according to the tipster.
Another after tipster on Twitter mentions that Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will get speakers from JBL, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection and a 4,700mAh battery with 120W support for fast charging. These specs match those of Redmi in its Weibo post, so there is speculation that Redmi K50 Gaming Edition could be the first Redmi K50 series smartphone to be launched.
A Redmi K50 series smartphone has also been spotted on Geekbench. The smartphone is listed as Xiaomi 22021211RC and has multiple listings on the benchmark website. The smartphone’s single-core test scores ranged from 850 to 963 points, and the multi-core test scores ranged from 3,012 to 3,156 points. The listings show a Qualcomm processor codenamed ‘Munch’, paired with 12GB of RAM. The handset is stated to run Android 12.
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