Redmi K50 Gaming: everything you need to know

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The new year begins in a big way with the presentation of Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, the new gaming smartphone from Xiaomi's rib. As for the previous generation, Redmi K50 Gaming Edition it looks like a very powerful terminal and aimed at those who use the smartphone a lot for gaming. Let's find out all the rumors and confirmations on the technical specifications, the price and the release on the market.

Redmi K50 official Gaming Edition: everything we know

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Design and display

The design of Redmi K50 Gaming follows what has been seen with the current generation: we will therefore have a "tamarra" back cover with one aggressive style e RGB LED lights in the photographic module capable of varying for 16 million colors. It is evident how the know-how accumulated by Xiaomi with the Black Shark experience has played an important role in this design. There are three colors available: Silver Wing, Shadow Black and Blue.

Being a smartphone dedicated to the gaming sector, the company has well thought of inserting two improvements pop-up trigger lateral, unlockable special sliders with magnetic coupling. On the side we also find the sensor for unlocking by fingerprint. The dimensions of the smartphone would amount to 162,5 x 76,7 x 8,5 mm for a weight of 210 g. To what we have seen, we add the interesting Champion Edition version dedicated to Formula 1 in partnership with the team Mercedes-AMG Petronas, we have depth.

As for the display, Redmi K50 Gaming Edition has a panel OLED HDR10 + from 6,67 "Full HD + with refresh rate up to 144 Hz, 480 Hz touch sampling and Gorilla Glass Victus. The supplier of the panel is China Star Optoelectronics Technology, a TCL house manufacturer. A high-quality display, as the i 15 DisplayMate records broken by the Redmi smartphone. These include maximum brightness across the entire screen, color gamut, lowest display reflectance, and high touch responsiveness. Redmi has also implemented a 1.920 Hz PMW dimming system to avoid flickering in any lighting condition.

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Hardware and camera

Like all the top of the new generation range, Redmi K50 Gaming has on its side Snapdragon 8 Gen1, Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset. It is a 4 nm SoC with octa-core CPU (1 x 3 GHz + 3 x 2,5 GHz + 4 x 1,8 GHz), Adreno 730 GPU and memory 8 / 12 GB of RAM LPDDR5-3200 e 128 / 256 GB UFS 3.1 storage not expandable. We have a cooling system renewed, equipped with an even wider copper and graphite surface: 4860 mm², according to Redmi the largest on smartphones.

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For the battery we find an MTW double cell unit from 4.700 mAh equipped with fast charging support a 120W with double PMIC chip, able to fully charge in just 17 minutes. For the occasion, Redmi has included the GaN charger and a special L-shaped cable in the package to be more comfortable when charging while holding the smartphone horizontally. In this regard, connectivity also has an antenna system Wi-Fi 6 e 5G arranged in such a way that the signal is not blocked during gaming. K50 Gaming Edition also carries a new IR sensor, with twice the range and a control angle of up to 50 °.

Other hardware specifications include four stereo speaker JBL with Dolby Atmos support, while the software will be MIUI 13 with Android 12. A novelty is also theUltra Wideband X-Axis, that is, the largest vibration motor ever seen on smartphones, configured ad hoc for gaming. Redmi K50 Gaming's camera is one 64 + 8 + 2 MP, with primary sensor Sony IMX686, already seen for ZTE Axon 30 Ultra, ZenFone 8 Flip e Snapdragon for Insiders, Which was awarded by DxOMark. The other sensors are wide-angle and telemacro; for the selfie camera we then have a Sony IMX596 sensor from 20 MP. A peculiarity for the photographic sector is the addition of an anti-flicker sensor.

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Price and availability

Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is sold in China at a price of 3.299 yuan (457€) for the 8/128 GB, rising to 3.599 yuan (498€) for 12/128 GB and 3.899 yuan (540€) for 12/256 GB. Regarding the variant in conjunction with Mercedes, the cost rises to 4.199 yuan (581€) for 12/256 GB cutting.

For all the details about the Redmi K50 series, instead, we refer you to our dedicated in-depth analysis (with all the leaks and confirmations released so far).

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