Xiaomi Redmi K50 with MediaTek Dimensity 8100 unveiled: Specs & Price

Following several leaks and rumors, Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi K50 series in China. The new Redmi K50 and Redmi K50 Pro join the recently introduced Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. Alongside this duo, the company has also announced the Redmi K40S as another new addition to last year’s Redmi K40 lineup.

Redmi K50 launched

Redmi K50 Launched

The Redmi K50, which is like the K50 Pro’s younger sibling is powered by the recently released MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset. But, it includes the same 2K display as the K50 Pro model. The 6.67-inch 2K AMOLED display supports a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, Gorilla Glass Victus, a peak brightness of 1200 nits, a touch sampling rate of 480Hz, and a 526ppi of pixel density. It also comes with DC dimming tech.

Redmi K50 specs

The smartphone comes with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The camera department is another area where both these phones differ. The Redmi K50 comes with a 48MP main camera with OIS support. This is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro camera.

Redmi K50 cameras

There’s also a 20MP selfie shooter up front. The standard K50 also gets camera features like Super Night mode, Cine mode, Portrait mode, 4K videos, and more.

It comes equipped with a bigger 5,500mAh battery but with support for 67W fast charging.

The smartphone runs MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and other details, including 5G support are also akin to the Redmi K50 Pro. It also has an IP53 rating.

Redmi K50

Redmi K50 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, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, March 17
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, March 22

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.1 x 76.2 x 8.5 mm (6.42 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 201 g (7.09 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back
  • Colors: Black, Gray, Blue, Green
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP53, dust and splash resistant

Display

  • Type: OLED, 120Hz, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 1200 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~86.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~526 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

Operating System

  • Android 12, MIUI 13

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.85 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G610
  • Storage: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 48 MP, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, 119˚ (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps; gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 20 MP, (wide)
  • Video: 1080p@30/120fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, 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, proximity, compass, color spectrum

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 67W, 80% in 30 min (advertised)
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 3+

Redmi K50 Price and Availability

The K50 is priced at;

  • 8GB+128GB: CNY 2,399 (~USD 377)
  • 8GB+256GB: CNY 2,599 (~USD 409)
  • 12GB+256GB: CNY 2,799 (~USD 440)

The Redmi K50 comes in Black, Silver, Iridescent, and Green colorways. It will be available to buy, starting March 22.

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