Announcement. Xiaomi Redmi K50 电竞版 (Gaming Edition) - for the glory of Mercedes!

The original title of the newly announcedsmartphone is written using hieroglyphs - Redmi K50 电竞版, which is translated by automatic translators from Chinese into English as Gaming Edition. As you might guess, the device is designed:
1) for gamers;
2) for the Chinese market and beyond will not appear. At least under this name.

Quite a typical gaming smartphone. Those.incredible power, super sophisticated cooling system. Fast charging, super screen. Everything is fine. Except cameras. If there were more serious cameras, there would be a full-fledged flagship. But no. The cameras are not bad, but they still do not pull to the flagship level.

In order.

Top chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, sothat in AnTuTu we are waiting for a million points. Or even a little over a million. 8 or 12 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of permanent memory. There is no support for memory cards.

The screen is large, 6.67″. OLED-matrix standard high resolution 1080 × 2400 (395 ppi). High refresh rate - 120 Hz. The polling frequency of the sensor is generally 480 Hz.

A medium-capacity battery is 4700 mAh, but with ultra-fast wired charging - 120 watts.

Cameras. An unknown to science Sony IMX596 sensor with a resolution of 20 MP was placed in the front. What it is, is decidedly incomprehensible, its characteristics were not published.

Rear camera triple, 64 + 8 + 2 MP (mainmodule, wide-angle, depth sensor). The main camera sensor is a very popular, but not very fresh Sony IMX686 born in 2019 with a solid 1 / 1.72 ″ matrix.

Full stuffing, of course. 5G, NFC, Type-C, Wi-Fi 6e. There is even an IR transmitter. The fingerprint scanner on the side, they did not mount it under the screen. Of the LTE bands we need, only Band 20 is missing.

Of the gaming chips, it is necessary to note the physical “trigger” buttons on the right side, an improved vibration motor, stereo speakers from JBL.

One of the versions of the smartphone was made in collaboration withMercedes. More precisely, with his formula team (Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team). Special colors, a logo on the body and other pleasant trifles for fans.

And about money.Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will cost ¥3299 (₽39100, $521), ¥3599 (₽42600, $568) and ¥3899 (₽46200, $615) for versions 8+128, 12+128 and 12+256 GB respectively. Special Mercedes version (also 12+256 GB) is slightly more expensive, ¥4199 (₽49700, $663).

The Great ChinaInspector has already got to know the smartphone a little. You can find his video below.

Redmi K50 GE (Gaming Edition) - first impression of the Xiaomi gaming smartphone

Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi K50 电竞版 (Gaming Edition):

OLED screen, 6.67″, 1080×2400, 395 ppi, 120 Hz, 480 Hz sensor polling rate, 1B colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR10+
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
3 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730
Memory 8-12 GB RAM, 128-256 GB ROM, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS 3.1
Mobile Internet5G
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1,3,5,8,28,38,40,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,18,19,26,34,38-42
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
CDMA 800
Rechargeable Li-Pol, 4700 mAh, fast charging 120.00 W
Dimensions162.5 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight 210 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 64 MP, 1/1.73″, 0.80μm, Sony IMX686, [email protected]

- 8 MP, wide angle, 120 °

- 2 MP, macro
front camera: 20 MP, Sony IMX596, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 12, MIUI 13
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (on the side)

George Kiselyov