Redmi K50G launched with SD 8 Gen 1, 120W charging: Specs & Price

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi K50G aka the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition in China. The smartphone features the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and boasts various features to maximize performance and enhance the gaming experience of the device.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming launched

Redmi K50 Gaming Edition (Redmi K50G) Unveiled

The Redmi K50G comes in a sports automobile-inspired design with a streamlined body with well-crafted details. The smartphone also has an “X” shaped theming that can be observed on its back panel, the camera module, and even its speaker opening. The camera frame also has an LED strip that doubles as a notification light.

The K50G has two shoulder triggers on the right side, pushing the power button positioning a little bit lower than the traditional smartphones. On the left, we get a volume rocker which is also positioned a bit lower than usual. The device has a metallic frame and comes with an AG Glass finish on the back.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming

The K50G offers a 6.67″ OLED FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate. The display covers the DCI-P3 color gamut and supports HDR 10+, MEMC. The screen of the K50G comes with Display Mate A+ certification. The phone’s screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass Victus.

The Redmi K50G offers a triple camera setup on the back comprising of a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor for the primary camera. The sensor offers a maximum resolution of 9248 x 6944 pixels and offers a pixel size of 0.8 μm to 1.6μm (pixel binning). It also has an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel telemacro camera. The camera module also houses a flicker sensor that detects the frequency of fluorescent lights and adjusts shutter speed and ISO accordingly, so you don’t get banding effects in your photos or videos.

The front camera on the K50G comes equipped with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX596 and offers Xiaomi’s AI beautification features for better selfies.

K50G sports the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 based on a 4nm process that offers improved CPU performance and an almost 52% increase in GPU performance compared to the Snapdragon 888. Paired with the SoC, we get up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 258GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

However, having a powerful SoC and an abundance of fast RAM means nothing if the phone can’t keep the thermals down. And that is where the Redmi K50G shines with its cooling setup that offers dual second-generation stainless steel vapor chambers, covering 4,860mm² total area. The vapor chambers transfer the heat absorbed from the SoC, battery, and IC to its Second generation white graphene heat spreaders which are 20% more efficient than the last generation.

To take the cooling of the device even further, users can buy Redmi’s custom metal heat dissipation magnetic shell which can be hooked with a magnetic heat dissipation external fan to keep temperatures low across long gaming sessions.

Redmi K50G comes with a 4,700 mAh battery coupled with 120W wired charging, which the company claims is capable of charging the device to 100% in 17 minutes.

Redmi has also focused more on an immersive experience this time around offering the world’s first CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis motor on the K50G, which is currently the largest X-axis vibration motor on an Android smartphone. The sound system on the smartphone is also quite impressive with one main speaker and one tweeter on both sides making for a quad-speaker setup for immersive and high fidelity sound.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming specifications and features

Redmi K50G is equipped with three Wi-Fi antennas, enhancing gaming. With further improved anti-interference and low-latency optimization algorithms, it can effectively reduce game latency by 30% compared to traditional dual Wi-Fi antennas. Redmi K50G also supports WiFi 6E, providing faster connection and network stability. NFC support is also provided in the new smartphone, supporting transportation cards in more than 300 Chinese cities, Mi Pay, door cards, and other functions. For security, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Redmi K50G Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Edition

Redmi K50 Gaming Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Edition launched

Redmi has partnered with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team to create a special Mercedes-AMG Petronas-themed Formula One Edition of the K50G. The Smartphone is offered in a distinct grey color theme with cyan color LED notification light and the “X” on the back is also in the same Mercedes-AMG Petronas themed color.

The back features two dark grey color racing stripes and has the Formula 1 flag pattern on the lower back.

Redmi K50 Gaming Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Edition

Redmi K50G Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, February 16
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, February 18

Design

  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 76.7 x 8.5 mm (6.40 x 3.02 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 210 g (7.41 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back, aluminum frame
  • Colors: Black, Gray, Blue, AMG
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Physical magnetic pop-up gaming triggers

Display

  • Type: OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~86.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Operating System

  • Android 12, MIUI 13

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.00 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.50 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, HDR
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 20 MP
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Tuned by JBL

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS. Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2), NavIC
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, color spectrum

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 120W, 100% in 17 min (advertised)
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 3+

Redmi K50G Price and Availability

The Redmi K50G is made available in three color variants namely Blue, Silver, and Black, excluding the special Mercedes-AMG-themed devices.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming in colors 1

The devices come in three memory configurations;

8GB + 128GB goes for 3,299 yuan ($520)

12GB + 128GB goes for 3,599 yuan ($568)

12GB + 256GB goes for 3,899 yuan ($615)

It will be available for purchase starting at 10 am on February 18 in the Chinese market.

The K50G Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Edition is priced at 4199 yuan ($662) and is only available in 12GB+256GB configuration. This special edition is limited to only 10,000 units and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on February 18.

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