Redmi K50 Ultra official: does it finally have everything to shine?

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Starting from 2019, Xiaomi has decided to also include its sub-brands in the top of the range market, a trend that is carried forward by Redmi K50 Ultra. Like every Xiaomi branded series, even the Redmi K one is not always the same every year and there was no real consistency between the models that are launched. First we had K20 and K20 Pro, then K30 4G / 5G, K30i, K30 Pro, K30 Ultra and K30S, finally K40, K40 Pro, K40 Pro +, K40S and K40 Gaming. Thus we arrive at 2022 and its most recent declination, so far composed of K50, K50 Pro, K50i and K50 Gaming: let's see what changes with K50 Ultra, two years after the latest Ultra model.

Redmi K50 Ultra: everything you need to know

Design and display

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First of all, what does the design used for Redmi K50 Ultra, also called "Extreme Edition"? The possible Xiaomi 12t pro for the Global market it is a very interesting encounter between the philosophy chosen for i K50 and Xiaomi 12S, thus assuming a more important elegance thanks to the thinner camera bumper but which highlights the main sensor.

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Turning to the display, the K50 Ultra is equipped with a punch-hole screen AMOLED da 6,7 "Full HD +, with the particular resolution from 2712 1220 pixels x (made by Tianma and TCL), refresh rate a 120 Hz, Gorilla Glass Victus protection, HDR10 + support, color depth 12-bit, PPI 446, Dolby Vision and optical fingerprint sensor for the first time under the display in the Redmi house.

Characteristics and technical specifications

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The main novelty of Redmi K50 Ultra is under the hood, since it finds Snapdragon 8+ Gen1, the new Qualcomm SoC that enjoys TSMC 4nm manufacturing process. This allows it to maintain temperatures better and not overheat excessively; inside, then, there is a renewed Kryo CPU (1 x 3,2 GHz + 3 x 2,75 GHz + 4 x 2,0 GHz) and an Adreno 730 GPU.

Memory side we find 8 / 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM e 128 / 256 / 512 GB UFS3.1 without expandability, while the battery is a drive from 5.000 mAh with quick charge a 120W. There is no big news for the software, with the current one MIUI 13 based on Android 12. Speaking of connectivity, there are (somewhat obvious) dual SIM support 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-frequency GPS and NFC.

Camera

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What is there to say about the camera di Redmi K50 Ultra? The first rumors indicated that he was the first to have one 200 MP camera, what then went to Moto X30 Pro / Edge 30 Ultra; in reality, however, this is not the case, but we find a sector from 108 + 8 + 2 MP. The Samsung primary sensor ISOCELL-HM6 it is flanked by a wide angle and a sensor for depth acquisition. The novelty for the main sensor chosen is related to the OIS, to the lenses 1G + 5P and especially to the ISP Surge C1, which comes back after some time. There is also a selfie camera from 20 MP.

Redmi K50 Ultra - Price and release date

Redmi K50 Ultra arrives on the same stage as MIX Fold 2 e Pad 5 Pro 12.4, reaching the market with prices starting from around €430 (2.999 yuan) for the model 8 / 128 GB, €444 about (3.099 yuan) for the version 8 / 256 GB, about €487 (3.399 yuan) for the version 12 / 256 GB and finally, about €530 (3.699 yuan) for the 12 / 512 GB. But the surprises do not end there, since, as it was for K50 Gaming, K50 Ultra also finds a version Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 about €602 (4.199 yuan). The Global version of this model, as often anticipated, should be Xiaomi 12t pro but this is valid until official confirmation, so we will have to wait a bit to understand it.

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