Redmi K50 will be the first victim of the chip crisis in 2022

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Among the various flagships that will arrive in the coming months, Redmi K50 will be one of those who will highlight the rivalry between Qualcomm and MediaTek. As well as OPPO Find X5 e OnePlus 10, even the top of the Redmi range will have two faces. For the first time in smartphone history, it looks like the Dimensity 9000 may have an edge over the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. To the point of convincing the Xiaomi sub-brand to use the new MediaTek SoCs on the main models, namely Redmi K50, K50 Pro and K50 Pro +. However, this choice is about to reveal itself in a late launch for the new series of Redmi smartphones.

The chip crisis continues in 2022: those who wait for Redmi K50 will have to wait

An exact date is still missing for the presentation event, but according to teaser and rumors the launch of Redmi K50 will take place during the month of February. However, there would not be the entire family of phones at the event, but only a small circle, namely the one with Qualcomm chips. The only protagonist of the presentation would be what it is called Redmi K50 Universe, that is, what we have known so far as Gaming Edition. The company would have decided to change the cards on the table, launching a model dedicated to gaming containing it Snapdragon 8 Gen1.

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As anticipated, Redmi would bet a lot on upcoming MediaTek solutions: not just on Dimensity 9000, but also on the Dimensity 8000. We are talking about chips that we will find on board Redmi K50 Pro and K50 Pro +, although still some confusion about which models will have which SoCs exactly. The point, however, is that MediaTek would not be ready with the commercialization of its SoCs yet due to the chip crisis which is continuing to slow down the supply chain. We know that MediaTek SoCs are manufactured by TSMC, rather than by Samsung as is the case with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and beyond. This would give her a advantage in terms of energy consumption, as TSMC's 4nm process would be better than Samsung's.

At the same time, for the Redmi K50 models with MediaTek SoC we should wait a little longer: according to rumors, the presentation it shouldn't happen before March / April. In all this, it will be necessary to understand if and when they will be brought to the West, probably in the form of POCO F4.

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